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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Things Your Dog Doesn't Want You to Know by Jeff Johnson & Hy Conrad

Why do dogs eat furniture when there are endless chew toys nearby?
Why do they always dash to a rug when they have to throw up?
And why are they always absolutely starving?

Things Your Dog Doesn't Want You to Know answers the questions that dog owners have asked for centuries. The book is a collection of 115 humorous essays that reveal the truth behind some of the most baffling canine behavior, their hopes and dreams, their grudges and pleasures, and what they really think about us humans. Peppered with lively, clever stories and visually appealing photographs, Things Your Dog Doesn't Want You to Know is a verbal and visual delight that is laugh-out-loud funny. If you have dogs, love dogs, or have ever been baffled by a dog, this book is a must-have.

Topics include:
  • My Life in Your Purse by Tinkerbell, the Chihuahua
  • Waiting by the Table (for food scraps, of course!) by Orson, the bulldog
  • The Bed Rules (Rule #1-It's my bed) by Dimples, the boxer
  • The Reason I Ate the Sofa (leather tastes a lot like rawhide) by Axelrod, the yellow lab
  • I Can Poop the Second I Start My Walk (but choose not to) by Sophie, the cocker spaniel
Things Your Dog Doesn't Want You to Know is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indigo, Target, on e-books and at independent bookstores everywhere. For more information, go to www.ThingsYourDog.com where you can also ask questions about your own dog's behavior and learn the secrets they have been keeping from you!

If you want to hear it straight from the dog's mouth than this is the book you need to read.  This book is jam packed with dog facts right from the dog; some of the stories are humorous and will have you rolling on the floor laughing and others will have you saying is that so? and scratching your head in wonder.  Of course there were some stories that I didn't care for as much as others.  The lay out of the book is a scrapbook type layout:  colorful boarders, different fonts according to the dog's personality,  cute pictures.  Be sure to visit the guest post here where you'll get to meet the dogs and learn some interesting facts you may or may not have known about dogs as well as a chance to win a copy of this book. 

You may also head over to Sweeps4Bloggers and get a chance to win the book on her blog as well.  

About Hy Conrad:

Best known for his work in mysteries, Hy was one of the original writers for the groundbreaking series, Monk, working on the show for all eight seasons, the final two as Co-Executive Producer. In a related project, Hy was Executive Producer and head writer of Little Monk, a series of short films featuring Adrian Monk as a ten-year-old. His latest TV work was as writer and Consulting Producer for White Collar.

Hy is also the author of hundreds of short stories and ten books of short whodunits, which have been sold around the world in fourteen languages. Hy's first mystery novel series, Abel Adventures, will debut in 2012 with the publication of Rally 'Round the Corpse. And his first full-length comedy/mystery play, Home Exchange, premiered at the Waterfront Playhouse in May 2012. He lives in Key West with his partner and two miniature schnauzers. (www.hyconrad.com)

About Jeff Johnson:

Jeff spent most of his working life in advertising agencies, currently as General Manager of Cramer-Krasselt in New York City. He is the author of The Hourglass Solution: A Boomer's Guide to the Rest of Your Life and co-authors (with Paula Forman) a national online advice column called Short Answers, which also appears in newspapers all along the east coast (from Massachusetts to Florida). Jeff lives in Vermont and Key West and is on the Board of Directors of the Waterfront Playhouse and the Florida Keys SPCA.

A copy of this book was provided in exchange for this review by



Margie said...

This looks like a very popular book. Every reviewer seems to love it.
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Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking part in the tour. I', so glad you enjoyed the book so much!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm so glad you enjoed the book!

Linda Kish said...

This book sounds great. I really wish I knew what my dog was thinking.

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