A Famous Dog's Life: The Story of Gidget, America's Most Beloved Chihuahuaby Sue Chipperton, Rennie Dyball, Reese Witherspoon (Foreword by)
Her name was Gidget. To the world, she was the Taco Bell dog. This is the extraordinary story of an irresistible pup's life, and that of her devoted trainer, Sue Chipperton. It is not only the story of an adorable television star, but also/b>/i>
¡Yo quiero! The heartwarming true story of the camera-ready Chihuahua who became a pint-sized superstar.
Her name was Gidget. To the world, she was the Taco Bell dog. This is the extraordinary story of an irresistible pup's life, and that of her devoted trainer, Sue Chipperton. It is not only the story of an adorable television star, but also that of Sue's successful training techniques, and her fascinating stories of working with both human and animal stars, like Mooni, Gidget's Chihuahua roommate and the eventual star of Legally Blonde. Sue shares her delightful tales, investing humor, warmth, and rare insight into one of the freshest and most fun Hollywood success stories ever told.
- Penguin Publishing Group
- Publication date:
- Sales rank:
- Product dimensions:
- 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
Meet the Author
Sue Chipperton started her career in Florida working with dolphins, and has been a studio animal trainer for nearly two decades.
Rennie Dyball is a People magazine writer and co-author of Christian Siriano's Fierce Style.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews
I think this book is amazing and what made this book so special was that chihuahua it was like a doggy version of beyonce but this dog is adorable and I own a chihuahua myself.
When I took my copy of A Famous Dog's Life into the exam room at my doctor's in New Mexico, her nurse looked at the cover and asked: Is that the Taco Bell dog? Chihuahuas are everywhere in my neighborhood and I can't tell one from the other. I'm a little more in tune now, thanks to this book, by Sue Chipperton and Rennie Dyball, which was a good read and an education for me. Chipperton trains dogs-and other animals-for television commercials and movies and the Taco Bell dog, whose real name was Gidget, lived with Chipperton so the story is not only about Gidget's role in commercials and movies, but their life together. Thus, we learn how and where they traveled, how they lived on the road and how Gidget-and other animals trained by Chipperton and friends-met a long list of movie stars, including my favorite Clint Eastwood. As a freelance photographer, I learned a couple of things that might come in handy should someone ever ask me to shoot a portrait of their dog or cat. It all comes down to associating a desired behavior with a desired sound-and then a treat. That works on me, too. Chipperton thanks Dyball for "suffering through my edits," and I must commend Dyball, a former student of mine, for maintaining Chipperton's voice throughout. It's the mark of a good editor to let the right voice through, and in this book, the voice is true and consistent.
What a fantastic story! The authors have written a captivating tale about the life of animals and their trainers on Hollywood sets. A must read for animal lovers or entertainment buffs!
How the heck do we delete books form our libraries or can we even do that!? Plz help
This book will appeal to animal lovers and anyone interested in behind-the-scenes activity in films, television, commercials. The book gave me a new appreciation of the non-human actors on television and in movies. Plus, it is the story of a darling dog who stole so many hearts. I could not put it down!