I started this blog to publicize a new dog book. I’ve already said all I have to say about the fact that I gave them different names. Let’s not belabor that point. The important part: It got a lot of great reviews. Here are just a few.
The critics have weighed in!
“So I pick up AM I BORING MY DOG and 99 Other Things Every Dog Wishes You Knew not really expecting to find out that any of those 99 things are much of a surprise to me – since pretty much every book on dogs crosses my desk at some point my expectations are pretty low that anything is going to spin my desk chair around. Well this book took me on Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride! What a hoot – not just uniquely and relentlessly funny, this book actually had information in it that I was happy to get. I can just imagine how revelatory it will be for dog people who do not spend the majority of their time with their own snout stuck in books and bags of dog food, examining carefully as I do. I’ll tell you what I came away with – that if I came back as dog, being the next Frankie in Edie’s life would be pretty great. And as a person, which I still remain, I thought she’d be a blast as a pal.”
–Tracie Hotchner, author The Dog Bible/host NPR’s DOG TALK
“Edie Jarolim’s new book, AM I BORING MY DOG, addresses all sorts of questions about choosing and living with a dog. But this is no ordinary dry, informational dog book. The humorous and conversational tone makes this the most palatable dog book in ages…. [It’s] a must-have resource for anyone contemplating getting a dog, all first-time dog owners, dog professionals, and every dog-lover in general; really it’s a book for anyone who wants to do the very best for their dog.”
“Skip the trendy [Cesar] Millan, and pick up a copy of AM I BORING MY DOG? Authored by pet specialist and longtime Tucsonan Edie Jarolim, this smart and funny book replaces hype with refreshing common sense. Don’t be deceived by its airy, entertaining tone; Jarolim is serious about dogs, and her book is, too. It’s a mark of her skill that you come away with more doggie knowledge than you’d bargained for, all expertly tucked among the chuckles.”
— Tim Vanderpool, Tucson Weekly
“Secretly guilt-ridden that you could never achieve the successes of Cesar Millan, Dog Whisperer? Chagrined and embarrassed by your dog’s behaviors in public? Unsure if you are even worthy of canine affection? If you have been guiltily suffering in silence, look out Cesar, because there’s a new book for dog-owners from Alpha Books, publishers of the Complete Idiot’s Guides, that should spawn a whole new line of how-to books: how-to-not-feel-guilty books.”
— Diane Schmidt, Albuquerque Judaism Examiner
“Edie Jarolim… 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. ”
— Phyllis O’Beollain, Dayton Small Pets Examiner
See also the many positive reviews of the book on Amazon. Ignore the so-so ones and the few that are downright mean.
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