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The distinguished British man of letters J. R. Ackerley hardlythought of himself as a dog lover when, well into middleage, he came into possession of a German shepherd. Tohis surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the“ideal friend” he had been searching for in vain for years. My Dog Tulip is a bittersweet retrospective account of theirsixteen-year companionship, as well as a profound andsubtle meditation on the strangeness that lies at the heartof all relationships. In vivid and sometimes startling detail, Ackerley tells of Tulip’s often erratic behavior and very canine tastes, and of his own fumbling but determinedefforts to ensure for her an existence of perfect happiness.

My Dog Tulip has been adapted to screen as a major animated feature film with a cast that includes Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave, and Isabella Rossellini. It has been heralded as "A stroke of genius" by New York Magazine and "The love story of the year" by Vanity Fair. It will be screening at the following theaters, starting on the dates listed below: 

November 26: Landmark Theatres Chez Artiste, Denver, CO

December 9:Cleveland Cinematheque, Cleveland, OH

December 10: Chelsea Theaer, Chapel Hill, NC

December 10: Flicks, Boise, ID

December 10: Upstate Films, Rhinebeck, NY

December 17: Movies at the Museum, Portland, ME

December 20: Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH

December 25: Reel Art Ways, Hartford, CT

December 31: Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH

January 7: Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL

January 7: The Modern, Fort Worth, TX

January 21: Landmark's Tivoli, St. Louis, MO

January 21: Landmark's Midtown, Atlanta, GA

February 13: MFA, Houston, TX

March 3: Vickers Theatre, Three Oaks, MI

Synopsis:

Now a Major Motion Picture

The distinguished British man of letters J. R. Ackerley hardlythought of himself as a dog lover when, well into middleage, he came into possession of a German shepherd. Tohis surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the“ideal friend” he had been searching for in vain for years. My Dog Tulip is a bittersweet retrospective account of theirsixteen-year companionship, as well as a profound andsubtle meditation on the strangeness that lies at the heartof all relationships. In vivid and sometimes startling detail, Ackerley tells of Tulip’s often erratic behavior and very canine tastes, and of his own fumbling but determinedefforts to ensure for her an existence of perfect happiness.

My Dog Tulip has been adapted to screen as a major animated feature film with a cast that includes the voices of Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave, and Isabella Rossellini. It has been heralded as "A stroke of genius" by New York Magazine and "The love story of the year" by Vanity Fair.

Synopsis:

Now a Major Motion Picture

J.R. Ackerley's German shepherd Tulip was skittish, possessive, and wild, but he loved her deeply. This clear-eyed and wondering, humorous and moving book, described by Christopher Isherwood as one of the "greatest masterpieces of animal literature," is her biography, a work of faultless and respectful observation that transcends the seeming modesty of its subject. In telling the story of his beloved Tulip, Ackerley has written a book that is a profound and subtle meditation on the strangeness abiding at the heart of all relationships.

About the Author

J. R. ACKERLEY (1896–1967) was for many years the literary editor of the BBC magazine The Listener. His works include three memoirs, Hindoo Holiday, My Dog Tulip, and My Father and Myself, and a novel, We Think The World of You (all available as New York Review Books).

ELIZABETH MARSHALL THOMAS is the author of The Hidden Life of Dogs.

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ROY FLORES, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by ROY FLORES)
Anyone who loves dogs will love this book. J. R. Ackerly' My Dog Tulip is written in such a lovely British way that you can almost hear his accent. I have never owned a dog, but Mr Ackerly has given me a very clear understanding of the joy the friendship a dog can provide. This is a small gem of a book and everyone should own a copy for their library.
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Disgruntled, October 22, 2010 (view all comments by Disgruntled)
The movie was terrific. I don't know how the book is because I haven't read it yet. Why would I comment on a book I haven't read? All I was trying to do was place my order, and I got sucked into this review process. I'm going ahead with this just to see if I do it, if then I'll be able to place my order.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781590174142
Subtitle:
Movie tie-in edition
Author:
Ackerley, J R
Introduction by:
Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall
Introduction:
Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall
Author:
Ackerley, J. R.
Author:
Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall
Publisher:
NYRB Classics
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
dogs;memoir;fiction;animals;autobiography;pets;british;non-fiction;biography;humor
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
New York Review Books Classics
Publication Date:
20100824
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 0.53 in 0.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Now a Major Motion Picture

The distinguished British man of letters J. R. Ackerley hardlythought of himself as a dog lover when, well into middleage, he came into possession of a German shepherd. Tohis surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the“ideal friend” he had been searching for in vain for years. My Dog Tulip is a bittersweet retrospective account of theirsixteen-year companionship, as well as a profound andsubtle meditation on the strangeness that lies at the heartof all relationships. In vivid and sometimes startling detail, Ackerley tells of Tulip’s often erratic behavior and very canine tastes, and of his own fumbling but determinedefforts to ensure for her an existence of perfect happiness.

My Dog Tulip has been adapted to screen as a major animated feature film with a cast that includes the voices of Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave, and Isabella Rossellini. It has been heralded as "A stroke of genius" by New York Magazine and "The love story of the year" by Vanity Fair.

"Synopsis" by , Now a Major Motion Picture

J.R. Ackerley's German shepherd Tulip was skittish, possessive, and wild, but he loved her deeply. This clear-eyed and wondering, humorous and moving book, described by Christopher Isherwood as one of the "greatest masterpieces of animal literature," is her biography, a work of faultless and respectful observation that transcends the seeming modesty of its subject. In telling the story of his beloved Tulip, Ackerley has written a book that is a profound and subtle meditation on the strangeness abiding at the heart of all relationships.

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