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Bark If You Love Me: A Woman-Meets-Dog Story (Harvest Book)

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Publisher Comments:

"Love works in mysterious ways, and a woman's best friend is definitely her dog. Read this book and find out."--Bark
 
Relatively indifferent to the natural world and happily independent, writer Louise Bernikow knew nothing about caring for pets. But one day while running along Manhattan's Hudson River, she came across an abandoned boxer and did what her mother always warned her against--she brought the strange male home. In this off-beat and comical story of their first year together he introduces her to the world of dog runs and to a local dive where the bartender pulls pints from the tap and dog biscuits from the drawer. She introduces him to the eccentric neighbors and to live as a media hound. When they meet a handsome man and his equally handsome dachsund, life takes an unexpected turn for both of them.
 
A remarkable tale about companionship, wonderfully written and captivating to the last.
 
"Lively, comical, self-aware and touching, this urban romance shows it is never too late to find love with the proper stranger--even if he happens to be a dog."--Philip Lopate
 
"A charming tale."--San Francisco Chronicle
 
LOUISE BERNIKOW is the author of eight books, including Dreamin in Libro: How a Good Dog Tamed a Bad Woman, and many articles on women's history and popular culture. She lives in New York.

Synopsis:

A single city woman meets Mr. Right-he has amber eyes and a wily heart. There's only one catch . . . he has four legs and a tail.

Relatively indifferent to the natural world, allergic to dogs, and happily independent, writer Louise Bernikow never had a pet and knew nothing about caring for one. But one day while running along Manhattan's Hudson River, she came across an abandoned boxer. He had a gimpy leg and a dim past, but Bernikow instantly, bewilderingly, did the one thing her mother always warned her not to do-she brought the strange male home.

Here is the comical and offbeat story of their first year together. Libro, as she comes to call him (for "book," in Spanish), introduces her to the curious world of dog runs and dog people, and to a local dive where the bartender pulls pints from the tap and dog biscuits from the drawer. Bernikow, in turn, introduces Libro to the eccentric neighbors and to life as a media hound. When they meet a handsome man and his equally handsome dachshund,

life takes an unexpected turn for both of them.

Wonderfully written and captivating to the last, this is a remarkable tale of companionship.

Synopsis:

A single city woman meets Mr. Right--he has amber eyes and a wily heart. There's only one catch--he has four legs and a tail. Illustrations.

About the Author

Louise Bernikow is the author of six books, including Among Women and The Shoulders We Stand On: The American Women's Almanac. She has written articles for such publications as the New York Times, Playboy, Ms., Cosmopolitan, and Esquire. A frequent guest lecturer on women's issues at colleges throughout the country, Louise Bernikow lives in New York City with her dog, Libro.

Table of Contents

Contents

Prologue  xi

Hot

The Rescue  3

Help!  15

Good Neighbors  27

El Perro Es Tu Amigo  44

Bad Mom  59

Hot Town, Summer in the City  71

Cool

A Star Is Born  89

Libro in Love  103

Family Values  113

A Chill in the Air  125

Happy Holidays  132

Cold

Winter White  143

Over the River and through the Woods  154

Feliz Navidad  165

Sweethearts  172

Warm

Crackdown  179

Revelations  193

Happy Birthday  200

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Jeane, February 10, 2008 (view all comments by Jeane)
This is the story of a sophisticated New Yorker who adopts a dog, apparently on a whim. A journalist and lecturer on women's history, Louise had never owned an animal before and was in fact was full of allergies and aversions to dogs. Jogging in the park one day, she came across a crowd around a police car, where an emaciated and injured boxer was sitting in the back seat. She took him home and slowly, unwittingly, began a conversion into "a dog person." Her new pet shifts Lousie's circle of friends and acquaintances to those who own (or at least like) dogs, and leads her to talk to many people on the street she never would have even notice before. She becomes a frequenter of dog parks, dog-friendly shops and even a bar that hands out biscuits. A very funny and light-hearted story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156010955
Author:
Bernikow, Louise
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Dogs - General
Subject:
Human-animal relationships
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Women dog owners
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Dogs -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Biography-Women
Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harvest Book
Series Volume:
106-28
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
black-and-white line art
Pages:
228
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.47 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
A single city woman meets Mr. Right-he has amber eyes and a wily heart. There's only one catch . . . he has four legs and a tail.

Relatively indifferent to the natural world, allergic to dogs, and happily independent, writer Louise Bernikow never had a pet and knew nothing about caring for one. But one day while running along Manhattan's Hudson River, she came across an abandoned boxer. He had a gimpy leg and a dim past, but Bernikow instantly, bewilderingly, did the one thing her mother always warned her not to do-she brought the strange male home.

Here is the comical and offbeat story of their first year together. Libro, as she comes to call him (for "book," in Spanish), introduces her to the curious world of dog runs and dog people, and to a local dive where the bartender pulls pints from the tap and dog biscuits from the drawer. Bernikow, in turn, introduces Libro to the eccentric neighbors and to life as a media hound. When they meet a handsome man and his equally handsome dachshund,

life takes an unexpected turn for both of them.

Wonderfully written and captivating to the last, this is a remarkable tale of companionship.

"Synopsis" by , A single city woman meets Mr. Right--he has amber eyes and a wily heart. There's only one catch--he has four legs and a tail. Illustrations.

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