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Product Details

  • Paperback: 202 pages
  • Publisher: Lyons Press; First Edition edition (October 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599211297
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599211299
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 6.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #593,325 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

In this moving sequel to his 2006 bestseller The Dogs Who Found Me, Foster introduces readers to dogs and owners he encountered while promoting his earlier book. In many cases, the dogs had been rescued from death by people who had "decided that they were worth the work of saving," and Foster interweaves their remarkable stories with updates on his own life and the dogs who continue to change his life in surprising ways. The stories are as diverse as the dogs themselves, from a woman who found a pregnant, one-eyed stray in the exact spot where she had been involved in a car crash six years earlier that killed her best friend, to a man certain that his adoption of a pit bull saved him from Hurricane Katrina. Foster concludes with a more detailed look at the animals affected by Katrina's devastation, including a moving tribute to the volunteers who helped give shelter to the dogs of New Orleans. Dog lovers will welcome this new collection of moving and poignant canine stories.
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Quotes for Dogs Who Found Me

"Generosity and gratitude power this compelling account of the
reciprocal nature of rescue. Ken Foster illuminates a profound lesson
about saving a life: Doing it makes you able to do it."
-Amy Hempel, author of The Dog of the Marriage and Reasons to Live

"I read this at once, and could hardly bear to put it down. This is a
wonderful, strange book, beautiful and funny and moving. It delivers
something crucial about bravery, the human spirit, and the place that
dogs occupy in our landscapes. It's about confronting need,
vulnerability and love, and responding."--Roxana Robinson

"Ken Foster writes about the human/canine bond with wisdom, insight, and
great heart. This is a fascinating and useful book, full of great
stories and practical knowledge every dog lover needs. Ken's dogs are
lucky to have found him, and so are his readers."
--Sean Wilsey, author of Oh The Glory of it All

"Foster's dogs are memorable, delightful characters, with vivid,
poignant stories. THE DOGS WHO FOUND ME is a testament to the joys dogs
bring, and to the beauty in the work of saving them."
--Rene Steinke, National Book Award finalist for Holy Skirts

"If you love dogs as much as Ken Foster, you will probably recognize
yourself in much of The Dogs Who Found Me. You will remember your heart
stopping or being shredded... only to be repaired with an even greater
capacity to love."
--Terry Bain, author of You Are A Dog

"Pitbulls pitbulls pitbulls, and a man, like me, who loves them.
Alternately brutal and sentimental, like the lives of the dogs he
rescues. A very very cool book." --James Frey, author of A Million
Little Pieces
and My Friend Leonard

"This book isn't about Foster as much as it's about his dogs, who help
him through 9/11, a heart condition that lands him in the hospital and
the deaths of two good friends...Interspersing vignettes on topics such
as missing dog posters, shelters, heartworms and understanding dogs'
body language, Foster fleshes out this charming account of a life among
dogs while providing hints for would-be dog savers."--Publisher's Weekly
Review; "The book's conversational, straightforward prose is one of its
strengths. And Foster's powers of observation and eye for meaningful
detail elevate what he has to say above the level of the average
memoir."--www.numag.neu.edu
(Northeastern University Magazine)

"...an absorbing and quirky memoir...Foster's style is blunt, funny and
poignant. He smoothly melds the events of his turbulent life along with
the gritty details of rescuing abandoned dogs into a piece that goes to
the heart."-- San Francisco Chronicle

"...[a] beautiful and funny account of dog love...This light, deeply
felt chronicle puts that best-selling confection 'Marley & Me' in the
shade."-- Plain Dealer
 
"Foster's book might sound dangerously warm and fuzzy, but it maintains an edge of wisdom and self-awareness...Foster has led an untidy life, and he's lucky his pets have taught him the value of letting things get messy."-- Sarah Goodyear, Time Out New York (review)

"... (a) warm, candid, and unusual account..." --Booklist

"There are people who like dogs, there are dog lovers, and then there are dog people. The Dog's Who Found Me is a book about dog people."--The Oregonian (review)

"The book is far from overwhelming or overly ambitious; it succeeds as what it is: a plainspoken, sincere account of one man's direct experience with the mutual condition of rescue."--Bark magazine (review)

"This book is for everyone--not just dog lovers. Foster recounts his doggie and human adventures in a readable, humorous, touching style. The reader can feel his empathy, concern and humanity as he tells of his rescues, his requited love of the dogs he finds, and the wonderful things they have taught him."--Best Friends Magazine (review)

"...touching collection of essays and insights..."--Mississippi Magazine (review)


More About the Author

Ken Foster lives in New Orleans with his dogs, Brando, Zephyr, Douglas and Bananas. His work has appeared in The Believer, McSweeney's, Bomb, The New York Times Book Review, Time Out New York, The Village Voice and other publications. A collection of his short stories, titled The Kind I'm Likely to Get, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He has also been awarded fellowships to Yaddo, the Sewanee Writers Conference, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Wesleyan Writers Conference. He has edited two anthologies--The KGB Bar Reader and Dog Culture--as well as a special issue of the Mississippi Review. His most recent books are the memoir, The Dogs Who Found Me, and the collection, Dogs I Have Met. In 2008, he founded The Sula Foundation, which promotes responsible pit bull ownership in New Orleans.

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Ken Foster did an awesome job!
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I could'nt put this book down once I started it I absolutey loved it as well as his first one!
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His writing style is unique and one to be emulated.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Linda F. Kurtz on November 2, 2007
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Ken Foster has again produced an entertaining look at the people he has encountered in his interesting dog-filled life. His writing style is unique and one to be emulated. The small volume is a quick read. American Pit bulls have a great advocate in him as he gently but forcefully defends them.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Booklover on September 24, 2007
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I read the author's previous book last year (The Dogs Who Found Me), and loved it. This one is great, too. It's true: dogs have more to teach us than we have to teach them.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jena McFall on November 4, 2007
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and an American Pit Bull Terrier lover in particular, I have a special place in my heart for Ken Foster and his experiences. He is not afraid to stand up for what he believes and take corrective action for injustices he observes. He is a patriot for the APBT breed. This book is very well written and brought tears to my eyes on more than one occasion. Bravo, Ken!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Berman on June 30, 2009
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I am a LONG time BARC volunteer and I remember Bruno. Great guy. I cannot express enough what this book has meant to me. You have restored my faith in people with all your stories about various degrees of animal rescue. Dogs I have Met is one I never wanted to complete but at the same time could not put down. I laughed and cried (mostly laughed) throughout the book and still read specific parts when I feel down. I have recommended this book to many and am happy to say you have changed many individuals opinions about dogs. Thank you...

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jody Moskowitz on February 22, 2009
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Dogs I Have Met: And the People They Found I loved this book. I read it in one sitting and did not want to put it down. I helps to have read his first book but not totally necessary. Anyone who is interested in the welfare of dogs in this throw-away society(especially th Bully breeds) will appreciate this book. Definitely makes you want to adopt a needy dog as opposed to buying one, as it should be. Great book!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ahulani Anela on October 2, 2007
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A fantastic follow-up to The Dogs Who Found Me! You also get more details on Ken's life with his dogs Brando (on the cover), Zephyr, and Sula from the first book. Really just a great read. Would make an awesome gift for any animal lovers out there!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C.A. Wulff on September 16, 2008
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I found this a more enjoyable book than its prequel, The Dogs Who Found Me, (but then, I listened to the audio book for that title, and that colored my opinion of it) because this book is a total dog fix for a dogoholic like me. Included in this title are stories of dog acquaintances, dog friends, dog relatives, rescues, strays, and neighbors. Foster writes a lot about post-Katrina life in New Orleans in this book and the animals caught in the middle. Like many dog lovers, Ken knows the dogs before the people..the people are many times accessories to the various canines. I love that perspective.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By P. Brady on August 18, 2009
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This is such a wonderful book about the dogs in Ken Foster's life, particularly the dogs he lives with. But there are other dogs too. And his friends who are the dogs' buddies too. I can't get enough of these stories. Moving. Heart-tugging. Beautiful. I loved his other book too, "The Dogs I've Found"--his first one. I feel I know these dogs and I love them. I went to his website and found the pictures of the dogs in the books. I wish he had put them in the books. God bless you Ken Foster. God bless your doggies. Write more books.
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