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ISBN13: 9780399162039
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A hilarious book by Richard M. Cohen, the New York Times bestselling author of Blindsided and Strong at the Broken Places, about living with his wife, Meredith Vieira, and her band of difficult dogs.

“Has a couple ever gone to war or a spouse moved to another country because a pet came between them? Have two people other than my wife and me ever had such opposing feelings when it comes to domestic animals?”

So wonders Richard M. Cohen, who has endured the beasts his wife, Meredith Vieira, has brought into the house to enrich their lives. Despite her unshakable affection for these furry creatures, the various animals have destroyed the serenity of a once calm household. Friends watch in stunned silence as the family frantically struggles to keep peace in this lawless land. Delivery people have fled in fear. Guests have cowered or simply laughed at the hideous shrieks, the current mutts stab at intimidation. Then there are the cats that think they are ferocious jungle creatures. Weary of having animals run the show, Richard is fed up. These animals are destroying a home, and the life of one simple soul who seeks only peace and quiet. The King has been overthrown. The Queen and her court have taken over. That would be Meredith and her minions.

I Want to Kill the Dog is more than a countercultural ode to those weary of the pet pedestal. It is a portrait of a marriage and of the redemptive power of humor and family when banishing the beast is not an option.

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andldquo;Has a couple ever gone to war or a spouse moved to another country because a pet came between them? Have two people other than my wife and me ever had such opposing feelings when it comes to domestic animals?andrdquo;

So wonders Richard M. Cohen, who has endured the beasts his wife, Meredith Vieira, has brought into the house to enrich their lives. Despite her unshakable affection for these furry creatures, the various animals have destroyed the serenity of a once calm household. Friends watch in stunned silence as the family frantically struggles to keep peace in this lawless land. Delivery people have fled in fear. Guests have cowered or simply laughed at the hideous shrieks, the current muttandrsquo;s stab at intimidation. Then there are the cats that think they are ferocious jungle creatures. Weary of having animals run the show, Richard is fed up. These animals are destroying a home, and the life of one simple soul who seeks only peace and quiet. The King has been overthrown. The Queen and her court have taken over. That would be Meredith and her minions.

I Want to Kill the Dog is more than a countercultural ode to those weary of the pet pedestal. It is a portrait of a marriage and of the redemptive power of humor and family when banishing the beast is not an option.

Synopsis:

A hilarious memoir by New York Times Best Selling author Richard M. Cohen about living with his wife, Meredith Vieira and her band of difficult dogs, all the while wishing to dispatch them to a better place.

About the Author

Richard M. Cohen is the author of two New York Times bestsellers: a memoir, Blindsided: Lifting a Life Above Illness, detailing his struggles with MS and cancer and his controversial career in the news business, and Strong at the Broken Places: Voices of Illness, a Chorus of Hope, following the lives of five individuals living with serious chronic illnesses. His distinguished career in network news earned him numerous awards, including three Emmys and a George Foster Peabody. Cohen lives outside New York City with his wife, Meredith Vieira. They have three grown children.

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Oleofox, January 13, 2013 (view all comments by Oleofox)
I first heard about this book after watching a recent episode of Dr. Oz in which both the author and his wife & Jasper were featured guests. I knew of Meredith Vieira from The View but never knew anything about her husband. I must say that his demeanor was very charming and this book sounded hilarious. Well the book really was hilarious. Richard's point of view is extremely funny in a satirical way. I especially enjoyed his take on the whole pet parent industry and all the subsequent ventures that spouted from it (like boutiques, pet limos etc.). I myself am a pet owner, and while some of his harsh views about dogs in general I don't agree with; I am a person who does not hate people just for their views on one issue. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. By the end of the book I truly feel sorry for the guy for having to deal with dogs that needed a lot of care and training of which their owners were not capable, or aware enough to give. He definitely had/has bad luck regarding the dogs that have come into their lives. My family has always been of of the group that subscribes to discipline and boundaries when training our pets and therefore we thankfully have never had to deal with dogs like Willie, Shea, Sam(antha) and Jasper. Regardless of viewpoints, I would recommend this to all my dog owning friends. Even if they end up disliking it; it's only 125 pages of reading out of their lives.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399162039
Author:
Cohen, Richard M
Publisher:
Blue Rider Press
Author:
Cohen, Richard M.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
black-and-white photos and illustrations
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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andldquo;Has a couple ever gone to war or a spouse moved to another country because a pet came between them? Have two people other than my wife and me ever had such opposing feelings when it comes to domestic animals?andrdquo;

So wonders Richard M. Cohen, who has endured the beasts his wife, Meredith Vieira, has brought into the house to enrich their lives. Despite her unshakable affection for these furry creatures, the various animals have destroyed the serenity of a once calm household. Friends watch in stunned silence as the family frantically struggles to keep peace in this lawless land. Delivery people have fled in fear. Guests have cowered or simply laughed at the hideous shrieks, the current muttandrsquo;s stab at intimidation. Then there are the cats that think they are ferocious jungle creatures. Weary of having animals run the show, Richard is fed up. These animals are destroying a home, and the life of one simple soul who seeks only peace and quiet. The King has been overthrown. The Queen and her court have taken over. That would be Meredith and her minions.

I Want to Kill the Dog is more than a countercultural ode to those weary of the pet pedestal. It is a portrait of a marriage and of the redemptive power of humor and family when banishing the beast is not an option.

"Synopsis" by ,
A hilarious memoir by New York Times Best Selling author Richard M. Cohen about living with his wife, Meredith Vieira and her band of difficult dogs, all the while wishing to dispatch them to a better place.
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