Start reading Memoirs of a Bad Dog on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.
Read for Free
with Kindle Unlimited

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Memoirs of a Bad Dog [Kindle Edition]

Curtis Moser
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)

Print List Price: $12.99
Kindle Price: $0.99
You Save: $12.00 (92%)
Kindle Unlimited Read this title for free and get unlimited access to over 700,000 titles. Learn More

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition $0.99  
Paperback $10.90  
Burning Down George Orwell's House
Burning Down George Orwell's House
Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award finalist Robert Stone describes Burning Down George Orwell's House as a "… most enjoyable, a witty, original turn … one part black comedy and one part a meditation on modern life. It is well-written and truly original." Learn more about the author, Andrew Ervin

Book Description

Bogart is in jail. He's been there before, but he never felt like he deserved it until now. Peeing on the carpet is one thing, but now he's killed a man. And it wasn't just any old man--any old man may have been forgiveable. Bogart killed Swifty's father, and Swifty is Bogart's human, so now he deserves his jail sentence. Now he deserves a death sentence. He's truly a bad dog.

In an effort to give Swifty back the part of him that he took away, Bogart escapes and embarks on a journey to recover the dead man's Red Sox hat. Joined by his border collie girlfriend, Ginger, and an abandoned kitten named Snowball, the three of them set out to become good again.

Editorial Reviews


"Bogart is a fabulous character. While I never forgot he was a dog--which is a good thing--I found him relatable in ways I hadn't expected. This was a very fresh, compelling, and fun story." - Josi S. Kilpack, Author of The Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery series

From the Author

Thank you for considering my novel, Memoirs of a Bad Dog. I hope that this story will make you laugh, cry, and help you see some of the real problems we have in the world with animal abuse and cruelty. As a word of caution, this book is not for young readers. It was written for adults. There are scenes that were difficult to write, and if I've done what I intended to do, will be difficult to read. One of the best parts of writing the story from Bogart's perspective was that it allowed me to relate to him in a way that was more intimate than a third-person narration would have--it humanized him--and I hope that helps those who read it show increased love to their pets.

Product Details

  • File Size: 511 KB
  • Print Length: 235 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008PM8YDK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #592,926 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
4.1 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
54 of 59 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars NOT WHAT I EXPECTED February 27, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
TISSUE ALERT!!! This book deals with a lot of animal abuse and death. I thought it was going to be a light hearted read, but it's not! Unless you want to read about lost pets, poorly treated lost pets in shelters and dog fighting rings, I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND this book,
Was this review helpful to you?
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I wish I could give this book 10 stars! August 28, 2012
By Moggy K
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I just finished reading Memoir's of a Bad Dog. I'm not much good at writing reviews, but I absolutely loved this book. The author did an excellent job of writing from the perspective of a dog. The book brought up all sorts of emotions for me, happiness, sadness, joy, name it. I literally laughed out loud in places and was left in tears in others. I would definately recommend this book to everyone I know. I will be looking out for more by this author in the future, from what I can find online this appears to be his only work at the moment.

I picked this up during a freebie promotion but it is well worth the $3.99 it is priced at currently.

I might add that this is one of the few Kindle books I have picked up as a freebie that appears to have been expertly edited. I only found one typo in the entire book, that's pretty much unheard of for a freebie these days.

I was a little leary of clicking on the book since at the time I did, 4 out of the 5 reviews posted were posted by people with this one and only review. That normally seems to be a red flag that the author's friends and family were recruited to post them. I'm glad I took a chance because the book really does deserve the 5 star ratings.
Was this review helpful to you?
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dog's tell the best 'tails' !! August 25, 2012
By Ronna
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Books with animal narrators are growing in popularity these days, and I'm a great fan of the fun found from seeing life from a dog's prospective!! This Is one of the best ones I've read!!

Curtis Moser has created an hilarious, philosophical, thoroughly
'dog' narrator in Bogart, the long eared hound dog! Have you ever considered that your dog might consider that the beautiful dog run you created for your favorite dog, may be called 'the jail' by your loving 'best friend'?

Bogart just wants to be considered a 'good dog' but as he goes through life, he finds that he honestly must consider himself a 'bad dog'. It's not just that he pees on the carpet because it's soft and doesn't leave a puddle. It surely isn't because he creatively saves pork chops and other treats hidden in and under furniture for 'later times of need'. But when he gets Ginger , his best girl 'dog friend' to unhook his latch closing him into his 'jail' and they wander off for an adventure, he definitely goes into the 'bad dog' category!

While chasing a cow, Bogart causes his owner's father to die in a car crash. Because he's so sorry, he wants to sooth his owner's sadness in some way, and perhaps get some repentance and forgiveness at the same time. Maybe getting his owner's Dad's Red Socks hat back will help. After all, they did spend hours yelling about that red sock while looking at the tiny people running around in that little black box in their house.

Thus begins an adventure told through Bogart's eyes that will make you laugh, cry, and perhaps ponder your own life. You'll clap your paws with joy at times. You'll definitely become jealous of those beautiful long ears. You'll cheer when Bogart finally decides that Snowball, the cat, is actually pretty smart! But mostly, you'll be thrilled that you found and read this tremendous first book from Curtis Moser!!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read August 21, 2012
This book is a great read! The author has you laughing and crying! The 1st person perspective with a little attitude is wonderful. I love the interpretation of a dog's behavior. Definitely worth buying!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected March 22, 2013
By Sherry
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It took me some time to get through this book and several times almost gave up on it. I purchased the book after reading other reviews about it being funny but I didn't read anything funny in this book at all especially if you are an animal lover.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fall in love with Bogart January 7, 2013
By Nyssa
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Bogart is a basset hound who thinks he's a bad dog and is terrified this means he is going to be doomed to doggy Hell. He has a plan, though, to keep that horrible fate from happening: he'll do some good deeds to help repair his karma. Unfortunately for Bogart, things never seem to work out as planned.

Told from Bogart's point-of-view, you get to meet his human Swifty, his girlfriend Ginger, and a cast of other characters, both human and critter as he tries his best to mend his ways while lusting after bacon and hot dogs.

Please note, this is NOT a children's book and is not meant to be read to children. Despite the book's premise and its characters, there are scenes that are definitely unsuitable for children.

It is an endearing, poignant, and heartwarming story that will make you laugh, chuckle, nod your head in agreement at times, and even cause a lump to form in your throat and tears in your eyes. This book covers all of the bases, including a bittersweet love story. Highly recommended.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Humorous from the animal's persective but sad too. July 30, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm not sure what I expected when I started this seemingly lighthearted book, but got shocked right near the beginning of what is really a road trip with a cast of nice and not so nice characters thrown in. I loved the bassett's view of his body;his long gorgeous ears, his incredible nose, his fat wrinkles. His own unique way of counting is very funny.Weaving his friends (and newly made friends)in and out of the story was very much like human interaction.I also loved how he finally was able to conclude whether he was a good or bad dog. I believe Mr. Mosher has a strong dislike of abuse to animals, in this case dogs, and he has written a wonderfully readable book to showcase this particular human villiany. Good job!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A dog's perspective of life
This book is cute, thoughtful and heartwarming, a dog's view of life, and the world around our furry family members.
Published 1 month ago by shannon beaman
5.0 out of 5 stars Bogart is a Sweetie
I love Bogart! He is smart, funny and lovable. He thinks and plans things out. The story though involves a most revolting practice. Dog fights. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Shar
5.0 out of 5 stars profound and funny. I was sorry to reach the end of ...
Reminds me of Mark Twain; profound and funny. I was sorry to reach the end of the story.
Published 3 months ago by Lee S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Deep/funny/sad
This was a great book however I will admit to thinking a couple of times of how this dog is so much smarter than me on a few things about life. Enjoy!
Published 4 months ago by Glynn A. Bogle
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 4 months ago by Bonita Galyan-Hanks
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book. I was totally caught up in the ...
Wonderful book. I was totally caught up in the canine world.
Published 4 months ago by WyseWomyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it!
Published 6 months ago by Diane Schaefer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 6 months ago by Carol
4.0 out of 5 stars Well written but would prefer a different ending
I really enjoyed reading this "dog's" story. I was disappointed by the ending. It
could have needed differently for our hero after all he went through.
Published 7 months ago by elaine Ableser
2.0 out of 5 stars but once in a while it was fairly easy to smile at some of the...
It is a story about a “bad” dog, which unbeknownst to me, illustrates how dogs live in a very parallel universe to humans, a paradox to be sure. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Teresa DePoy (aka M. J. Joachim)
Search Customer Reviews

More About the Author

I think Carl Barks was the most brilliant storyteller of the century, and his greatest contribution to literature was Uncle Scrooge. I like to eat Chips Ahoy cookies dipped in milk--I can polish off an entire package in one sitting--and I like the chunky milk as a chaser. I think the person who invented the designated hitter should be hung by his armpit hair. I have a low tolerance for stupidity, including my own, but I pretend that it doesn't bother me. I want a tattoo of a quill pen under my wedding band. I've always fancied myself as an amazing lover, but I think the reality is that I'm sadly mediocre. I struggle with narcissism and self-loathing. I don't like to disclose my political leanings because they make me unpopular in my community. I like people with petty vices. I like the smell of my dog when she is wet. I don't smile as much as I used to, but it is more sincere now. If pride is a sin, my children are condemning me to hell. Thanks for stopping by.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category