Rabid: Are You Crazy About Your Dog or Just Crazy?

Rabid: Are You Crazy About Your Dog or Just Crazy?

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by Pamela Redmond Satran
     
 

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Dogs now dominate the $48 billion a year pet business, with nearly 40 percent of American households owning a total of 77.5 million dogs. Dog products, dog services, dog admiration - okay, lets call it dog worship - has become totally over the top. If you have a dog-obsessed friend or relative, youve seen the phenomenon. Or maybe youre a dog owner and

Overview

Dogs now dominate the $48 billion a year pet business, with nearly 40 percent of American households owning a total of 77.5 million dogs. Dog products, dog services, dog admiration - okay, lets call it dog worship - has become totally over the top. If you have a dog-obsessed friend or relative, youve seen the phenomenon. Or maybe youre a dog owner and lover, and have found yourself buying, doing, craving, needing dog-related items (doggie treadmills, dog swimming pools, caffeine-free doggie java) and services (doggie massage, dog perfume, aromatherapy, hair coloring, and yes, doggie tattoos) that would have seemed outlandish a generation ago when applied to your everyday household Rover.

But Rover isnt called Rover anymore, hes called Rufus. Or Lola, according to the Tumblog Hipster Puppies. In fact, all Top Ten Dog Names are people names. And the canine Rufus doesnt stay home alone all day; he goes to Doggie Daycare. Eats brightly-frosted martini-shaped doggie treats. Wears designer tutus. Gets married on the beach. Has...

Well, youll see. Rabid is a catalog of how over-the-top our dog obsession had become. Its a book aimed not only at dog skeptics but at dog lovers and the people who love them. Funny, fun, yet holding a mirror up to our dog-centered society, Rabid will help us laugh at our own behavior and at the even-more-insane antics of all those other dog people. And it will give some solace to the 60 percent of us whove so far evaded Americas dog mania. Photos throughout.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“An essential book for all dog owners, and for all dogs reading at or above grade level.” —Ian Frazier

“Whether you participate in dog-madness yourself, or just shake your head at your neighbors' absurd behavior, Rabid will have you laughing out loud. It's funny because it's true.” —Gretchen Rubin, New York Times-bestselling author of The Happiness Project

“Pam Satran's Rabid is very funny, but it is also more than that. It is a penetrating look at the sometimes over-the-top emotional insanity of dog-loving Americans, fueled by our ever- growing love for dogs. Rabid makes us think about this, which is valuable, even as we laugh, which is even more valuable. Every dog lover will smile and squirm a bit reading Rabid, and perhaps see their own reflections in the mirror.” —Jon Katz, bestselling author of The Dogs of Bedlam Farm

“Hilariously reported.” —Reader's Digest

“If you love your dog, or if you know someone who does, this book is the cat's meow.” —Parents.com

“The perfect book for all readers who have ever wondered if they have gone overboard in pampering their dog.” —Library Journal

“Dog lovers, whether in denial or proud acceptance, will read Rabid with delight. A definitive history of dog adoration.” —Shelf Awareness

“A humorous look at our dog-obsessed society...As Satran point out, no matter how crazy we may have gotten about our dogs, there are always others out there who are even crazier, and this book will help pinpoint where on thee dog-crazy spectrum we lie.” —Booklist

“A comparison between the merits of dogs versus kids might just be worth the price of admission.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608199327
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
10/30/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
31 MB
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Meet the Author

Pamela Redmond Satran is the author of the New York Times bestselling humor book How Not to Act Old, optioned by Amblin Entertainment. She is also the author of seven novels, and the coauthor of eight baby name books, including the bestselling Beyond Jennifer & Jason. Satran is a columnist for Glamour and contributes frequently to such publications as The Daily Beast, The New York Times, and More magazine. Visit her web site at pamelaredmondsatran.com.
Pamela Redmond Satran is the author of The New York Times bestselling humor book How Not to Act Old, optioned by Amblin Entertainment. She is also the author of seven novels, most recently The Possiblilty of You, and is the cocreator of the website Nameberry. A columnist for Glamour, Satran wrote the popular 30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know By the Time Shes 30. She contributes frequently to such publications as The Daily Beast, The New York Times, and The Huffington Post. Visit her website at pamelaredmondsatran.com.

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Rabid: Are You Crazy About Your Dog or Just Crazy? 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a hoot, so funny. I enjoyed it thouroughly, and read certain passages aloud to my ever present, spoiled rotten chihuahua, ha ha. My mother is even worse than I am. Enjoy this book.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be a delightful surprise. While the book dedicates a few pages to some serious animal issues, most of the book was told with a wonderful sense of humor. I actually found myself laughing out loud at times. Well edited but only about 125 pages long but each page is 2-3 pages on your nook.This is a must for all dog lovers. Some great pictures included in the book. As the book asks: Are you crazy about your dog or just crazy? Read this fast paced book and find out!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kill meee!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lets just go kill cats!!!!! That's what I signed up for and that's what I'm gonna do! *Picks up a hatchet and a torch.*