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Giant George: Life with the World's Biggest Dog Hardcover – April 10, 2012

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"...the book is a well-plotted and compelling story, which takes us into the Nasser family dynamic: when Dave and Christie start trying for a baby, they encounter heartbreak. Startlingly honest and well-written, Giant George's story stands apart from the slew of other dog books on the shelves." Publishers Weekly (1/30/12)



"What seems like a gimmicky idea for a book-life with the world's tallest dog (with a Guinness Book of World Records certificate to prove it)-turns out to be an engaging, humorous read...But rather than the rambles of an obsessed owner, the book is a well-plotted and compelling story, which takes us into the Nasser family dynamic: when Dave and Christie start trying for a baby, they encounter heartbreak. Startlingly honest and well-written, Giant George's story stands apart from the slew of other dog books on the shelves." --Publisher's Weekly





"He may not be Rin Tin Tin, but George has one enormous claim to fame: at nearly five feet tall, seven feet long, and 245 pounds, this Great Dane holds the Guinness World Record not simply for Tallest Living Dog but Tallest Dog Ever. With Oprah appearances, 75,000 Facebook fans, and over 2.6 million hits on his YouTube videos, George is big on followers, too. And he's a sweetheart. Buy for all those dog fans-we're legion." --Library Journal



"A hilarious story, and well told. Much of the humor comes from the spectacle of a couple of innocents having their eyes opened. After you've read about [George's] exploits, the Nassers won't be the only people smitten with him. You will be, too -- although if you're lucky, no one will ever ask you to provide space for him in your home." --Mike Neill, The Reading Room

About the Author

Dave Nasser has a degree in Economics and a Masters in Public Administration. He renovates houses and sells real estate in Tucson, where he lives with wife Christie, two young children, and, of course, Giant George.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style; 1 edition (April 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455511455
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455511457
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (199 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #216,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Giant George by Dave Nasser was quite a funny little book talking about such a BIG dog. George is the world's tallest dog, ever. And this book is about him, about his owners and about his rise to stardom. George was just an average Great Dane dog, until he grew to be over 200 pounds of HUGE. He sounds like a fun loving, easy going, calm dog that just loves his family, loves his fellow dogs and loves to be in the spotlight. So when he appeared on Oprah, it was right up his alley.

The story is about how this dog went from the runt of the family to being one of the most loved dogs in all of America and possibly the world. Nasser makes this story fun by telling what he thought, how he felt and what they did to raise this dogs into what he is today. There were moments of heart break and sadness followed by another fun story about George.

I would recommend this book to any dog lover, anyone who wants a quick laugh or someone who wants to find out about the worlds tallest dog!

I received this book for free from Grand Central Life & Style Publisher for this review through their association with NetGalley.com. I was not required to give a positive review.
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I have always wanted to read this books. Today I heard that George had died. So I decided to finally get his book. I read it all in one sitting. What a good book and great dog. I only wish the kindle edition had pictures. Maybe the non kindle books do? RIP GEORGE.
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This was such a delightful read. It gave me enjoyable laughs, and brought back childhood memories of a dumped puppy that my brother and I brought home from the swimming pool. After seeing George's picture I realize our extremely tall hound was a great dane; who thankfully didn't get as big as George. George is just a wonderful dog, and thank goodness has a forever home with a family that can afford him, and loves him dearly.
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This book is absolutely wonderful for anyone, but especially dog lovers. George's owners share their heartfelt story of love, trials and tribulations, as well as overcoming obstacles and finding happiness and success. I am owned by a Great Dane, so I may be swayed by their quirky ways and funny habits, but George can make anyone fall in love with him. I appreciate the realness and fun of the book and recommend it to everyone! Great job George!
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His dad wrote the greatest book about this gentle Giant and I loved every word I read. I couldn't put the book down. If you aren't a dog lover, you will be after reading this delightful book. I wish I lived near him to meet him. I joined his fan club!!!
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I FRIST SAW GIANT GEORGE ON MY FAVORITE TV SHOW RERUNS DOGS ONE O ONE. I AM SADEN THAT THE SWEET LOVE DOGGIE HAS PASSED AWAY. AFTER JUST EIGHT YEARS . BLESS HIS HEART.I LOVED THIS WONDERFUL DELIGHTFUL HILARIOUS AND WARM TOUCHING A BIT SAD BUT MOSTLY HILARIOUS BOOK. IT IS NOW ONE OF MY NEW FAVORITE BOOKS ABOUT DOGGIES. NEXT EVERYNIGHT JOSEPHINE, WHICH IS MY FAVORITE TRUE DOGGIE BOOK NOW GIANT GEORGE IS MY SECOND FAVORITE DOG BOOK EVER.I AM GOING ORDER ANOTHER COPY OF IT FOR MY SISTER IN LAW FOR BIRTHDAY I KNOW SHE'LL ;LOVE IT. JUST LIKE I DO. I HAVE READ A FEW NOT SO NICE REVIEWS..ABOUT THE BOOK SAYING ITS NOT GOOD OR WELL WRITTEN. AND WHAT I HAVE ABOUT THEM IS WHY READ BOOKS IF YOU AREN;T GOING TO LIKE OR EVEN LOVE THEM.ALL MY LIFE EVERY SINCE I WENT TO SCHOOL AND
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It's not every dog that gets to be a Giant! This well-paced story mentions all the pitfalls of owning a giant breed, but also explains the ways to make the best of them. This family not only embraces their giant dog, they introduce him to the world. Lots of fun, an enjoyable read.
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I love big dogs and have owned several big dogs myself. I loved the story of George and I could relate to it with my own big dog adventures. He is such a handsome and good natured dog. What a nice story.
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