I'm a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America's Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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Filled with inspiring stories and photographs, this heartfelt tribute to the pit bull celebrates one of America’s most popular yet misunderstood dogs.

Perhaps more than any other breed, the pit bull has been dogged by negative stereotypes. In truth, pit bulls are innately wonderful family pets, as capable of love and good deeds as any other type of dog. Setting the record ...
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Overview

Filled with inspiring stories and photographs, this heartfelt tribute to the pit bull celebrates one of America’s most popular yet misunderstood dogs.

Perhaps more than any other breed, the pit bull has been dogged by negative stereotypes. In truth, pit bulls are innately wonderful family pets, as capable of love and good deeds as any other type of dog. Setting the record straight, Ken Foster sings the praises of pit bulls in I’m a Good Dog, a gorgeously illustrated, tenderly written tribute to this most misunderstood of canines.

Founder of the Sula Foundation, which promotes responsible pit bull ownership in New Orleans, and the author of two acclaimed books about abandoned dogs, Foster has made it his mission to bring overlooked canines into the limelight. I’m a Good Dog traces the fascinating history of this particularly maligned breed. A century ago, the pit bull was considered a family dog, featured in family photos and trusted as loving companions for children. More recently, pit bulls have been portrayed by the media as stereotypes of everything they are not. Foster shatters that reputation through moving profiles of pit bulls that serve as therapy dogs, athletic heroes, search-and-rescue dogs, and educators, not to mention as loving pets. Foster also profiles many pit bull lovers, from Helen Keller and Dr. Seuss to actor Todd Cerveris, who took his pit bull on tour with him for the musical Spring Awakening.

Proving that there’s much to love and nothing to fear, I’m a Good Dog restores the pit bull to its rightful place as friend, family member, athlete and entertainer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101616581
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/25/2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 235,733
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

A writer and teacher, Ken Foster is the author of the bestseller The Dogs Who Found Me and its sequel, Dogs I Have Met. His collection of short stories, The Kind I’m Likely to Get, was a New York Times Notable Book.  His work has been featured in Salon, Time Out New York, The New York Times Book Review, and other publications. He lives in New Orleans with his dogs Brando, Zephyr, Douglas, and Bananas.
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  • Posted December 15, 2012

    This book was a joy to read. Finally someone who knows how to wr

    This book was a joy to read. Finally someone who knows how to write to the general population about how good Pits can be. It is about the people who train them. Many great stories bound in one incredible book. This should be a book given out at animal shelters with Pits. Just to show that they are great dogs also. The pictures were beautiful also.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    I loved this book. My son received a Pit as a Christmas present earlier last year and I admit I was wary due to their reputation. She is the sweetest, most loveable dog I have ever had. She's a licker, not a fighter. The truth of the matter is dogs are agressive because the owner allows it. I have encounter more aggressive Chihuahua's because owners think they are so tiny they can do no harm and they allow them to roam freely on their 10+ ft leash. In fact the Chihuahua owners find it funny as their dog snarls and attempts to nip because they don't believe that tiny dog can do harm. They are not teaching their dogs manners. It is the owner, not the dog. They are powerful dogs. They need training, not abuse.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 10, 2013

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    Wonderful book about a wonderful breed of dogs

    Great tribute to truly most mislabeled, mistreated and stereotyped, and yes, yet truly most wonderful dogs on Earth. This book should be read by every one, those who love them and those that think badly about them. Speaking from great experience, love them and love the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    Extremely informative and fun to read

    Exceptional reading about the part pit bulls have played throughout America's history. It validates the bad wrap given pit bulls, when in fact they are inherently loving, intelligent, sensitive, loyal and downright funny dogs. Only thing these dogs seemed to have done wrong is, fall into wrong hands.

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  • Posted June 14, 2013

    Excellent read

    this book was perfect for my research paper i was doing on the misunderstandings of pit bulls, and it had a lot of information and excellent view. asides from it it's great. i myself love this breed and feel that we should strive to understand them! they are not the criminals, the irresponsible, selfish breeders are. and this book shows their kindness and gentleness.

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