Any dogs down Tigard way? If so, you’re going to wanna have your humans head over to Borders Books (7227 SW Bridgeport Road, Tigard) on Wednesday, November 19th at 7:00 PM for a very cool event!
Woof! Writers on Dogs is a collection of original essays, featuring pithy observations and heartfelt confessions from the acclaimed writers about the dogs they love. Editor Lee Montgomery and contributor Anna Keesey will read from and discuss Woof! Writers on Dogs. The event is sure to be delightful to dog lovers and literary buffs alike.
In the introduction to WOOF! Writers on Dogs (On-Sale date: November 3, 2008/ ISBN: 978-0-670-02029-4), Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, one of the most beloved and celebrated writers on the subject of dogs, writes that few books truly capture the essence of dogs; this canine-themed anthology is the exception. Pithy observations and heartfelt confessions from the acclaimed writers who love them lay bare the relationship of human and dog. Original personal essays include Rick Bass’s poignant tale about the week his hunting dog, Point, was given a fatal prognosis. Abigail Thomas writes about the hilarious maneuvering it takes to share a bed with three dogs. 2007 National Book Award winner Denis Johnson gives voice to The Colonel, his bull mastiff, and recounts a day in his and Johnson’s lives. Michelle Latiolais introduces readers to her bull terrier, affectionately called “Damned Spot” as a hilarious attempt to get her mother-in-law to swear. Editor Lee Montgomery describes life with a schnauzer that masturbates with clockwork regularity. Memoirs such as Marley and Me and Dog Years tell stories of normal dogs living their normal lives with normal people. Why, then, do we eat these stories up faster than our loveable mutts chew trough our shoes? Perhaps it has something to do with what it is we love about dogs in the first place: the uncomplicated, dependable love they show us day after day.
Mama says that I’m getting a copy, even tho we cannot make it to Tigard (damn Bogcedes). Get your copy HERE or at your local bookstore (support local bookstores – YEAH!)