Another Bad Dog Book Tales of Life Love and Neurotic Human

In this collection of 28 riotously funny and outrageously honest true life tales author Joni B Cole manage to mingle low moments with high comedy and social awkwardness with social observationThe title essay was inspired when the author went to the bookstore and noticed all the best sellers about adorably naughty dogs At first resentful of these other writers' successes Unfortunately my own career as an author had not been going so well these past couple years not since I'd discovered the 'Watch Instantly' option on Netflix Cole eventually realized she had her own bad dog story to exploit hers in the form of her adorable Chihuahua Bat who won't be contained by invisible fencing and won't let anyone pet the family cat in peace Yet from this huffish beginning evolved a tale as heartwarming as it is hilariousSelf aware edgy and masterfully crafted this charismatic collection including some heartbreakers is for anyone who has ever felt over attached to a pet stalked her high school crush said long goodbyes to loved ones or tried to talk and talk and talk her way through the ups and downs of life A wonderful new addition to a genre best described as humor that mattersIn this collection of 28 riotously funny and outrageously honest true life tales author Joni B Cole manage to mingle low moments with high comedy and social awkwardness with social observationThe title essay was inspired when the author went to the bookstore and noticed all the best sellers about adorably naughty dogs At first resentful of these other writers' successes Unfortunately my own career as an author had not been going so well these past couple years not since I'd discovered the 'Watch Instantly' option on Netflix Cole eventually realized she had her own bad dog story to exploit hers in the form of her adorable Chihuahua Bat who won't be contained by invisible fencing and won't let anyone pet the family cat in peace Yet from this huffish beginning evolved a tale as heartwarming as it is hilariousSelf aware edgy and masterfully crafted this charismatic collection including some heartbreakers is for anyone who has ever felt over attached to a pet stalked her high school crush said long goodbyes to loved ones or tried to talk and talk and talk her way through the ups and downs of life A wonderful new addition to a genre best described as humor that mattersIn this collection of 28 riotously funny and outrageously honest true life tales author Joni B Cole manage to mingle low moments with high comedy and social awkwardness with social observationThe title essay was inspired when the author went to the bookstore and noticed all the best sellers about adorably naughty dogs At first resentful of these other writers' successes Unfortunately my own career as an author had not been going so well these past couple years not since I'd discovered the 'Watch Instantly' option on Netflix Cole eventually realized she had her own bad dog story to exploit hers in the form of her adorable Chihuahua Bat who won't be contained by invisible fencing and won't let anyone pet the family cat in peace Yet from this huffish beginning evolved a tale as heartwarming as it is hilariousSelf aware edgy and masterfully crafted this charismatic collection including some heartbreakers is for anyone who has ever felt over attached to a pet stalked her high school crush said long goodbyes to loved ones or tried to talk and talk and talk her way through the ups and downs of life A wonderful new addition to a genre best described as humor that matters


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    `I had found myself up thinking about all the ways my husband and I weren't best friends how we had nothing in common children don't count and how we were going to end up in just a few short years like so many other empty nesters who look at each other across the middle cushion of their corduroy couch and think Wow What now? Why am I with this person? I hate corduroy'`my eight year old daughterasked me if she could have an end of summer party I want it to be a water party my daughter said Over the next couple weeks my daughter winnowed down her guest list to six best friends and we loaded up on squirt guns and other water party supplies The morning of the event she came downstairs already dressed in her bikini and handed me a piece of a paper At the top she'd printed Mommy's Dos and Don'ts What's this? I asked It's a list she explained so you know how to act at the partyThese are just two of the many fears and `crises' faced by the author as she as well as her family move on into the world of `getting older' While reading I couldn't help but remember some of these very incidents in my own life The story `The Boy of Summer' reminded me of the boy who occupied maybe not my time but my mind during my summer at age 13 Joni's story `A Few Minutes of My Time' reminded me that I'm computer blonde so when people talk to me about anything technical I have to ask that they speak English and not `computerish And believe it or not but we all go through `Identity Theft' It happens every year on December 31st when we make our New Year's resolutions We spot someone and decide we want to look act and be that person So we proceed to try our best to steal their identity for ourselvesThe stories included in Another Bad Dog Book bring the reader both laughter and recognition I have to recommend this book for both women and men If you're a woman I feel you will be able to relate to most of the events and feelings that take place as the author goes through her `midlife crisis' If you're a man this book can be a great tool in helping you understand why the women in your life have taken on a personality that is totally different from the one you fell in love with Believe me male or female you can't help but love this book