So who am I to tell you anything?
I’m Edie Jarolim.
I earned a Ph.D. in English literature from New York University; edited guidebooks at Frommer’s, Rough Guides, and Fodor’s; published myriad travel articles and three travel guides; and otherwise led a respectable but dogless life before I began palling around with terriers.
I got Frankie, my first and still only dog, in late 2004 — long after my childhood (and his) and long after getting a dog seemed like a natural thing to do. I obsessed so much about my canine caretaking abilities that I researched and wrote AM I BORING MY DOG? And 99 Other Things Every Dog Wishes You Knew (Alpha/Penguin, 2009). Now I write regularly for Your Dog, the newsletter Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, and have gotten involved with the wonderful pet blogging community. Recently I’ve joined my past and present interests by becoming the pet travel correspondent at Animal Cafe and at A Traveler’s Library.
I do a few things that are not related to Frankie (shhh), including being the Contributing Dining Editor for Tucson Guide and the Tucson correspondent for the Zagat survey. For more details about my life WF (Without Frankie), see www.ediejarolim.com.