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The Dog Stays in the Picture: How My Rescued Greyhound Helped Me Cope with My Empty Nest (English Edition) par [Morse, Susan]
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Présentation de l'éditeur

This is not a book about a dog. I really do prefer my husband—honest. But it’s hard to tell the story of our journey into the empty nest, and leave out one particular animal. Which kind of illustrates the problem.

It is November 2009, and after mourning the loss of Arrow, their beloved Australian shepherd mutt, Susan and David Morse and family are finally ready to adopt a new dog. David’s acting jobs keep him away from home for long stretches of time, the last two teenagers are on their way to college, and this time it’s Susan’s turn to pick the dog. She probably should have thought a little more carefully before falling for a retired racing greyhound. 
  
Enter Lilly, who lands like a disoriented neutron bomb in Susan’s comfortable suburban home after living the first three years of her life in the rugged and ruthless world of the racetrack. Instantly lovable but hopelessly inept at domesticity, Lilly turns out to be more than Susan bargained for, throwing all Susan and David’s plans for their long-anticipated, footloose empty-nest years into complete disarray.
 
In The Dog Stays in the Picture, Susan Morse tells the hilarious and moving story of how an anxious dog and a high-strung woman find tranquility together.

Biographie de l'auteur

Susan Morse was educated at Williams College. She has worked as an actress in L.A. and New York and is the author of The Habit. She now lives in Philadelphia with her husband, David, and their three children, when they're home from college.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 2742 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 266 pages
  • Editeur : Open Road Media (29 septembre 2014)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00L8FBET2
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Amazon.com: 3.9 étoiles sur 5 54 commentaires
7 internautes sur 7 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 A splendid read! 2 octobre 2014
Par Court van Rooten - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
While not a dog book per se, the dog is ever present in this touching and often very funny narrative. Morse is candid in her telling of the moment that all parents face with the departure of their children and the silence that replaces them. The dog here eases that silence and gives voice to much that Morse tells us from the empty nest, which turns out to be not so empty
after all.
8 internautes sur 9 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Woof- very fast woof. 25 septembre 2014
Par Wulfstan - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Commentaire d‘un membre du Club des Testeurs ( De quoi s'agit-il? )
This is an engaging and highly readable book about a family growing up together and learning to live their lives both together and apart as they all get older.

It's about doing things they you really want to do even though they might not be the best thing for you and making them work. Susan falls in love with Greyhounds and rescues one even though it does make her life much more complicated.

The book is told mostly from Susan's point of view but also sometimes from the dog Lilly's point of view and she really expresses Lilly's thoughts well.

The book doesn't talk so much about actually rescuing Greyhounds but the bits she does talk about are very telling. I really enjoyed this book and Susan's dealings with life both frantic and calm.
5 internautes sur 5 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 While I love dogs, I didn't know too much about greyhounds ... 2 octobre 2014
Par Mary Glickman - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
While I love dogs, I didn't know too much about greyhounds before I read this touching, funny, and intimate memoir. I learned a lot. Along the way, I learned more about Susan Morse when I thought I'd come to know her pretty well in The Habit. Of the two books, I think this one might be the most daring, the most brave in its unflinching look not just outside but within. I liked particularly the times Lilly spoke in her own voice. They were unfailingly spot on. So many authors get the pet voice wrong, but Morse soars within it. It validates her assessments of what this dog is going through and how she ultimately knits into life with the family. As to Morse herself, I wish she liked herself a little more! Now, the self-deprecating hero(ine) has become a classic memoir technique. Morse does it brilliantly. I found myself rooting for her and her dog and wanting somehow to give them both a hug. What more could you want from a memoir? Truly a treat!
5 internautes sur 5 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Funny, Sometimes Poignant, Enjoyable Overall 12 septembre 2014
Par S.Trasny - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Commentaire d‘un membre du Club des Testeurs ( De quoi s'agit-il? )
Mrs. Morse's book title led me to expect a dog rescue saga. I did not realize the author is the wife of actor David Morse (St. Elsewhere, The Green Mile, House). While Lilly the rescue greyhound's story is woven throughout, the focus of the book is on the Morse family. Even though I ordered the book because of interest in the dog rescue aspect because we foster, it ended up having just as much appeal. A couple of recent memoirs I have read have been bad reads, even borderline boring. Some celebs do not get that being famous does not necessarily equal having an ability to write. In comparison Mrs. Morse is a story teller and worth a read.
4 internautes sur 4 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
3.0 étoiles sur 5 Funny memoir of Susan Morse 15 septembre 2014
Par Epilady - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Commentaire d‘un membre du Club des Testeurs ( De quoi s'agit-il? )
Hilarious at times, The Dog Stays in the Picture: Life Lessons from a Rescued Greyhound would receive more stars if it was accurately titled. I expected that the stories would primarily be about Lilly, their rescued greyhound (although Morse stridently objected to adopting her - much like a cat, Susan became Lilly's favorite person). The book meanders through a number of different stories of the Morses' lives and is much more of Susan Morse's memoir. Just past her dedication she even says "This is not a book about a dog."

Overall it's a great a fun read. Morse is the kind of person you'd love to have at a cocktail party. Good, concise, funny and relatable stories, but the book is much less about Lilly and greyhounds than you might think. It's a testament to the big heart and level of patience Morse has, which is a different life lesson.
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