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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang; First Edition edition (September 14, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556709390
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556709395
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #788,214 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Pugs in Public is a unique tribute to a breed of dog that inspires near slavish devotion in its owners and perpetual amusement in all observers. Uninterested in herding, hunting, or howling, these small, odd-looking creatures have no higher purpose in life than to be entertaining and companionable. Pugs love people and they love to socialize; and the people who love them rarely leave them behind.

In "Pugs in Public" we meet Tuck, a fawn alpha male who roams his owner's prestigious art gallery all day, except during his three o'clock break for biscuits at the Four Seasons Hotel. Mikey reviews portfolios at one of New York City's hottest modeling agencies, while Juliette is the receptionist at a Midtown pharmacy, and Pee Wee is the de facto maitre d' at a chic caf.

Pug people are also depicted. "New Yorker" cartoonist Victoria Roberts poses with Pogo, her best friend and artist's model. Sportcaster Marv Albert is here, with his pugs Lulu and Ruby. Even the Bishop of New York, the Right Reverend Richard F. Grein, appears in full ecclesiastical dress with his adored pug Bruno.

"Pugs in Public" is a delicious collection of color and black-and-white photographs that celebrates the eccentric world of pugs and their owners. From pugs that go to work to pugs in costumes to pugs at tea, this book showcases this impish, comical, and enormously popular breed, which is never happier than when occupying center stage.

About the Author

KENDALL FARR, a New York based fashion stylist and pug companion of many years, has dressed many of the world's most glamorous women in assignments for magazines and television.

Photographer GEORGE BENNETT'S work has appeared in such magazines as Sports Illustrated, Esquire, Vanity Fair, and Time, and in such books as Fighters (text by Pete Hamill), and Inside Track: A Photo Documentary of NASCAR Stock Car Racing (text by Benny Parsons). He is married to Kendall Farr and her pug.


More About the Author

I have been in the fashion business over 20 years. I started my career at Seventeen which launched me as a freelance fashion editor. I've styled fashion stories for American and foreign editions of Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, In Style, Tatler, Harper's and Queen and Grazia. That's alot of fads and trends and Must Haves and Most Wanted clothes and accessories. What motivated me to write my first book The Pocket Stylist was the whopping disconnect between what makes exciting fashion pages and what women really need in their wardrobes to look and feel their best.
A friend once said to me"I wish I could just put you in my pocket and take you shopping with me so I'd know what the hell I was doing!" And I thought -yes! So I wrote The Pocket Stylist ( handbag friendly but a bit bulky for a pocket).

The speed at which style information is transmitted and the transformation of fashion from a trade to big time entertainment makes it more confusing to shop than ever. Every trend and brand and idea must be validated by celebrities wearing or using or endorsing products ( I'll admit I am a perpetrator as I have styled many celebrities in my career for fashion stories, for advertising campaigns and as personal clients for red carpet events).

There is simply too much choice ( so little of it any good) and too much sameness of merchandise also makes shopping exhausting and frustrating for most women. Especially in mid-life when clothes matter more than ever in transmitting who you are and how you feel about yourself. Now that I am firmly rooted in mid-life it occurred to me that our culture is so morbidly fearful of looking old, being perceived as old and out of it. There are very simple ways to avoid this. And since women never get a day pass on this stuff I wrote Style Evolution because I believe in the idea of ageless dressing. I practice it every day. I look neither old or young. Just stylish and this takes age out of the visual equation.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 31, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Pugs are a unique breed and if you like Pugs or know someone who does they will LOVE this book! It is gorgeous with many great pictures of Pugs all over New York. It doesn't have much information on the breed but that is not the point of it, its a small coffee table book with some lovely anecdotes about Pugs. I am away from home at uni so when I miss my Pug I flip through this book!
I definitely recommend it!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 15, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Nice book about and for people who pamper their Pugs. Not intended to be a "useful training tool" (I don't know where the reviewer below got the impression that it was supposed to be..!) but just a cute fluffy book about a select group of upscale NYC pugs and their eccentric owners. Photos and more info of "Pug Hill" in Central Park would have been nice (but perhaps too common?). Makes a good mini-coffee table book or x-mas gift for your uppity Pug pals.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 10, 2000
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This is the perfect gift for a Pug owner! If you love dogs, especially Pugs, this is your book. Darling bios on pugs and their owners. Should be titled "Pugs in the City". This is an homage to the breed not a training book or breed standard information. This is pug entertainment.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kate Lee on October 15, 1999
Format: Hardcover
What a great book! As a pug owner and lover I can tell you that this book is a joy to own! Any dog lover knows that pugs and their owners are definately unique...and Ms. Farr's interesting stories of both are fun to read again and again. The pictures are wonderful..from the charming to the very silly. I loved it!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 1, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I purchased this book few weeks ago and it is already one of favorite pug books in my personal collection. I am a friend (instead of being called a master or an owner) of several pugs since I was about 8 years old. Now two of them are living with me. Pug is an amazing creature and I have been trying to make others understand why I feel what I feel about pugs. This book is a wonderful way to show others the amazing Pug world!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Caryn on November 8, 1999
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This book is a must for all pug lovers. The text and pictures are just wonderful. I have had it only a day and have read it over and over and each time I smile just as I did the first time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Maryruth (ohiopug@yahoo.com) on November 2, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I just received my copy of Pugs In Public and devoured every page. It is so enjoyable, I smiled through the whole book. It makes me feel good to know that there are other Pug People just like me! BTW, this was a first time buy from Amazon.Com. What a pleasant (easy) way to shop. I recommend Pugs in Public and Amazon.Com highly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Puglife on November 6, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I can't say enough about this book! It's cute, funny and packed with pug goodness! Any pug person should have this! I wish there were more out there like it!
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