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You're My Dawg, Dog: A Lexicon of Dog Terms for People Hardcover – February 26, 2013


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Welcome Books (February 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599621231
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599621234
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,590,243 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A book that celebrates the dogcentricity of our language and culture ought to be as charming, funny and irresistible as dogs are. And You're My Dawg, Dog is."
— John Berendt, best-selling author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

I would say I was as happy as a clam while reading You're My Dawg, Dog, but a dog with two tails fits the bill better. Having written my master's essay in a large part about animal metaphors, I was surprised that the book even included several terms and expressions that were new to me. Overall, I would call You're My Dawg, Dog a delightful romp in a doggy word park. And Stanley agrees too. Here he is reading his already dog-eared copy. [review included photo of Laura's dog "reading" the book] – Laura Payne, A Walk in the WoRds

Pretty much any dog person will enjoy this book. It has enough of the familiar to be comfortable, plenty of obscure terms to keep it interesting, and darling, lighthearted illustrations to make you smile. – Susan Chaney, Best In Show Daily, March 12, 2013

"Mr. Friedman has infused humor and his own embellishments while providing the etymology of 'dog words,' referencing such luminaries as Groucho Marx, Jean Shepherd, Truman, Pat Boone, Mike Tyson, Sarah Palin and Rihanna, just to name a few. After reading this small tome, you'll be ready for the category of dog terms on Jeopardy!" – Lynn Kimmerle, Monarch Book Reviews, March 4, 2013

"Churchill referred to his black depression as the "black dog." Conservative and moderate Democrats however, are "blue dogs." But when we get dressed up for an evening on the town, we say we're "putting on the dog." In fact the number of dog-related terms of speech could fill a book, which is what Friedman and Suarès have done here. The illustrations are charming, the definitions are amusing. It's the perfect gift for someone who needs to be cheered up—someone who, say, is sick as a dog."
— Mike Neill, Cesar's Way, April 2013

"Dog Gone It...I can't believe how cute these illustrations are."
— Joni Evans, CEO, wowOwow.com

"You're My Dawg is just wonderful...It gives insight to the world so many of us love..our beloved dogs..and the illustrations are fabulous!!"
— Cornelia Guest

About the Author

DONALD FRIEDMAN Donald is the author of the award-winning novel The Hand Before the Eye, and the internationally praised and translated The Writer's Brush: Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture by Writers. For more information or to contact him visit his website www.donaldfriedman.com.

J.C. SUARES You're My Dawg's illustrator has designed, written, and illustrated more than one hundred books, including The Hollywood Dictionary, Art of the Times, Manhattan, Dogs in Love, Black and White Dogs, Hollywood Dogs, Fat Cats, Cool Mutts, Funny Dogs, and Funny Babies. His illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, Time, and Variety. For more information or to contact him visit his website www.jcsuares.com.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LynnK on March 4, 2013
Format: Hardcover
YOU'RE MY DAWG, DOG is a charming collection of dog terms used in everyday language.

Mr. Friedman has infused humor and his own embellishments while providing the etymology of "dog words", referencing such luminaries as Groucho Marx, Jean Shepherd, Truman, Pat Boone, Mike Tyson, Sarah Palin and Rihanna, just to name a few. After reading this small tome, you'll be ready for the category of dog terms on Jeopardy!

Abundantly illustrated by J.C. Suares, YOU'RE MY DAWG, DOG is witty, informative and rude at turns........a must for the dog lovers or word lovers on your gift list.

Kudos to Mr. Friedman for reminding us of the richness and wit of the English language. Doggone it, too bad our dogs can't read!
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By msontheroad on November 23, 2013
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The text and illustrations are a coherent design: witty, wise and fun. Cleverly defined Dawgisms and delightful drawings. What is the meaning of the proverb "Better to be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion." You will have to read this book to find out the doggone answer (see page 60). "You're My Dawg, Dog" is a great holiday gift for anyone who owns a dog. Currently there are approximately 50 million dog owners in the U.S.
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Great for filling a few moments when I don't have time to read something longer but want to fill a few minutes with something entertaining and informative.
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It shows slight signs of use, as indicated in the description. For the animal lover with a sense of humor.
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