My mother always told me to keep a low profile, not to put myself forward. (Why she believed that is a whole other story that I won’t go into here. Like my blog subtitle says, this is a “guilt free zone.”) That might be good advice for social occasions — everyone loves a good listener — but it really doesn’t cut it when it comes to selling books.

Yesterday I rationalized that a review from the point of view of a dog was too clever not to share. Today, I have the excuse that this stellar write up comes from Phyllis O’Beollain, a woman who diapers her special needs rabbit (okay, so I’m not above pushing those guilt buttons) in addition to being the Small Pets Examiner in Dayton, Ohio.

Rabbit bookends
Rabbit bookends

Among the things she says about AM I BORING MY DOG:

The author, Edie Jarolim, is now my idol. She achieves what I strive for – sharing practical information and education in a humorous fashion. Having earned her Ph.D. in English literature from New York University, Ms. Jarolim felt she was finally qualified to be a dog owner.

This is a book for everyone. If you have a dog, this is the book for you. If you have ever seen a dog, this is the book for you, if only for the humor. If you are busy beyond all reason, as I am, this book is divided into small quick-read segments, each numbered for easy reference.

A pet psychic once told me that I was Frankie’s goddess, but no human ever claimed me as her idol. I would like to say I’m embarrassed but, hell, if I can’t have wealth, I’ll take adulation.

Thank you, Phyllis. You are now my favorite Examiner.

To read the rest of the review, click here.

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