"Fun essay collection ... wry observation pieces of life's ironies. Stresing uses the essay format to its best advantage...(and) throws in some poetry and even some recipes."-- Midwest Book Review
"[Stresing's] literary prowess is more than evident even if her topic is light-hearted. ... Any who seek short essays (...and some poetry, and some recipes) on varied subjects (from marriage and business to dogs) spiced with color, fun, and reflection will find these vignettes simply delightful. --D. Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer, MBR, May 2014
See full review at MidwestBookReview.comDumb Things We Say to Dogs
is a collection of essays by a self-described mundane, middle-aged soccer mom, Buckeye girl, and dog lover. We beg to differ: Stresing is anything but mundane and her book is a lighthearted and fun peek into the things we all experience with our dogs. The other essays are related to Stresing's life, comings and goings, anecdotal insights into everyday wonderings, and a whole host of witticisms on life. -- Carol Bryant, Fidose of Reality, May 2014 Full review at FidoseofReality.com.
About the Author
Diane Stresing is a freelance commercial copywriter, mom, content Ohio resident, dog lover, and fan of the great outdoors who is notoriously bad at keeping her opinions to herself. She has been published in Ohio Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, The Plain Dealer, and USA Today. She is also the author of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles of Cleveland
. Stresing lives, writes, and otherwise embarrasses herself and her family in Kent, Ohio.