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You Are a Dog (edition 2004)

by Terry Bain

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Title:You Are a Dog
Authors:Terry Bain
Info:Harmony (2004), Hardcover, 160 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
Rating:****
Tags:Humor, Experimental, POV, @S

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You Are a Dog: Life Through the Eyes of Man's Best Friend by Terry Bain

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Hilarious and so true. ( )
  yogiclarebear | Aug 31, 2010 |
This book first came to my attention when it was on the "McSweeneys Recommends" list a few years ago. It's a wonderful little book, told as if through the eyes of a dog (or all dogs). It covers many topics (the vacuum, the sofa, cheese) and doggy reactions to them, and is alternatively hilarious and tear-jerking. If you love dogs, you will love this book. It will make you throw the ball for your dog, and scratch behind their ears, and call them "pup". ( )
2 vote jfetting | May 23, 2008 |
Absolutely hilarious. Told in second person, the book captures the randomness and wonder of a dog's existence. For instance, a dog is certain that "The vacuum wants to eat you and eat the sofa and eat the children." "You" love almost everyone and everything, from your baffling, inexplicable love for the kitten (It's your tail. Leave it.) to your affection for the neighbor. Throughout the book, there is that touch of pathos that characterizes a dog's life--those lonely days in the back yard, waiting for her people to come home. Eventually, though, Those WHo Would Bath You (including He Who Leaves the Seat Up That You Might Drink and She Who Lets You on the Bed After He is Asleep) will return. ( )
1 vote jholcomb | Jan 29, 2008 |
This book is so funny I found myslef laughing out loud several times. It also made me cry a lot on certain passages. It made me think like a dog and actually understand a couple of things about my dog. I guess you just have to have a dog to identify with this book. ( )
1 vote AleAleta | Jul 7, 2007 |
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