Mark R. Levin is the author of the million-copy-selling #1 New York Times bestseller Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto. His nationally syndicated talk-radio show has 8.5 million listeners and is heard nationwide on hundreds of radio stations as well as on satellite radio and Armed Forces Radio. His previous books, The Liberty Amendments, Ameritopia, Men in Black, and Rescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover’s Story of Joy and Anguish, were also New York Times and national bestsellers. He also contributed prefaces to books by his father, Jack E. Levin, Malice Toward None, George Washington: The Crossing, and Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Illustrated. He was a top adviser to several members of President Reagan’s cabinet. He is president of Landmark Legal Foundation and holds a BA from Temple University and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law. Visit Mark Levin on the web at MarkLevinShow.com.
Who would have thought I'd write a book about a dog named Sprite? Well, actually, about a dog named Pepsi,too, and another one named Griffen.
Every dog lover has a dog story. This is mine.
For most of my life, my passions have involved big goals and big thoughts. I've spent my career as a lawyer and broadcaster working on constitutional issues, writing about public policy, and talking about current events. I've served at the highest levels of our government, and I've even written a book about the Supreme Court. So why write this book? Because I am, fi rst and foremost, a dog lover. Few things in life have given me the kind of joy and, frankly, sorrow, as my relationships with my dogs. And this is especially so with an older dog we rescued from a local shelter.
We called him Sprite.
Sprite was found one day roaming the streets of Silver Spring, Maryland. We believe he lost his original family -- or they lost him. He was taken to a local shelter and later handed over to foster parents while awaiting a family to adopt him. We were lucky to be that family.
Sprite was so beautiful. He had big brown eyes and the softest fur I'd ever touched. As we soon learned, Sprite also suffered from serious and ultimately debilitating health problems, but he never let any of it get him down. Despite life's curveballs, he was a dignifi ed, graceful, and courageous dog. He was friendly to all, humans and canines alike.
Sprite touched me in ways I could never have expected. He taught me to better appreciate the simple and more important things in life. He quickly became an irreplaceable member of our family and a fixture in the neighborhood. Even with all his setbacks, Sprite was full of life. He appreciated life. He cherished every moment, seeming to understand that his time left on earth would be toobrief.
I loved this dog. Writing this book was both painful and cathartic for me. Reading it may be emotional for you. I hope it brings you some smiles. I know it will bring you some tears. I hope, when you're done, that you are moved to hold your dog closer in your arms -- or in your memories. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I was surprised when I read the name of the author. However this confirms my ignorance. Of course Mark Levin loves dogs. I will never think of him in any other way now.Published 1 day ago by Sharon Breimhorst
I thank you Mr. Levin for giving me the best tool to help my family acknowledge and prepare for this kind of loss. We have two very senior Chihuahuas we adore. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Kathy Harris
We recently lost our beloved Lucy, a miniature schnauzer who was a giant part of our lives for 14 and a half years. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Frank Shults
I decided to buy this book the day I had to put my 5 year old chihuahua to sleep. I cried for 2 weeks because his health was declining. Read morePublished 1 month ago by babygirl123
We had to euthanize our beloved miniature schnauzer, Lucy, this morning. She was 14 and a half. She had diabetes, one blind eye and she was mostly deaf. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michelle27
This is by far one fof the best dog books/memoirs I have ever read (and I've read a lot of them). Levin writes in a clear, succinct, and from-the-heart style that brings the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Susan Marie Molloy
I've listened to Mr. Levin on the radio for years. He is so passionate and sincere in his beliefs on the radio, while ranting and raving, and yelling that I often wonder how he... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael Appel