From Publishers Weekly
Dog lovers and kitsch fans watch out: this goofy little giftbook-cum-photo album is stocked to the gills (or should we say whiskers?) with photographs of vintage pooch doorstops, salt-and-pepper shakers, paintings, books and toys. It's "always junking season" for Leiner and Moss, the former a freelance writer and publicist and the latter the author of Hello Kitty, Hello Everything, and they chronicle their flea market finds in chirpy, pun-laden and alliterative paragraphs. Think of items like "puppy potholders, terrier textiles," "woof woof wearables" and "Fido photographs"-and pronouncements along the lines of "no bones about it." For readers who can stomach the prose-or who just like the vibrant pictures-this book is a gold mine of secondhand canine treasures. The photo captions and bits of history (about Marguerite Kirmse, for example, an early 20th century illustrator) are more sedate, and a "Go Fetch" section at the end points readers to antique stores and flea markets around the country.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Authors and best friends Leiner and Moss have spent almost 20 years searching the world for canine treasures, discovering and photographing litter after vintage litter of flea market fidos - and defining the breed along the way. Barri Leiner is a freelance writer and publicist whose clients have included Revlon, Cynthia Rowley, Calvin Klein, and the Chicago Tribune Magazine. She is the former style reporter for WGN-TV/Chicago. Leiner shares her flea finds with husband Eddie, daughter Emma, and their Maltese, Bart. Marie Moss is a stylist and author of Hello Kitty's Little Book of Big Ideas and Hello Kitty, Hello Everything (both Abrams). She is the former fashion director for Seventeen and has appeared on Oprah, The View, CNN, and MTV. Moss has made flea market fans of husband Stephen, daughter, Maisy, and their mixedbreed terrier Twiggy.