Throw the Damn Ball: Classic Poetry by Dogs [NOOK Book]

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Overview

A hilarious collection of poetry by dogs- perfect for lovers of literature and pups alike



“Dogs seldom make passes

At dogs passing gasses.”



Are these the words of Dorothy Parker? Ogden Nash?



Nope, the author is Sparky from Milton, Pennsylvania. Sparky, Snowy, Tucker, Louie, these canine laureates have written a volume of poetry displaying the brilliance and wit we've always suspected our dogs were hiding from us. They also, it turns out, revere the human geniuses who came before them, as you’ll see with “There Is No Frigate Like A Pavement” - an homage to Emily Dickinson - and “Do Not Go Gentle.” Yes, Dylan Thomas would love it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780698141223
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/29/2013
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,167,186
  • File size: 32 MB
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Meet the Author

R. D. Rosen is the Edgar Award-winning author of Strike Three You’re Dead and other Harvey Blissberg mysteries, plus several nonfiction books.



Harry Prichett has written and performed for the improv comedy group Chicago City Limits, and is the voice you often hear on television and radio commercials.



Rob Battles, who has written and produced for public radio stations and National Public Radio, is a senior vice president for a large, forward-looking media company.



Together, Rosen, Prichett and Battles wrote the bestselling Bad Dog, Bad Baby, Bad President, and (with Jim Edgar) Bad Cat.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    I really love this book cause it makes me laugh out loud.The poe

    I really love this book cause it makes me laugh out loud.The poems are very good and I can imagine a dog thinking these things.  It's going to be on my gift list for sure - a great book for dog lovers, poetry lovers, humor lovers or just anyone who already "has it all" - they don't have it all till they have this book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 16, 2013

    Love this book. Very clever, funny and the perfect gift.

    Love this book. Very clever, funny and the perfect gift.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    This year's best "stocking stuffer".

    This year's best "stocking stuffer".

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    If you have a dog and like poetry a cute book to read

    Gave it as a gift to a poetry writing dog lover and it has inspired their work in some new WV directions.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    This book is as hilarious and lovable as it is literary! I loved

    This book is as hilarious and lovable as it is literary! I loved every line on every page! 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2013

    Fabulous and clever. What a fun read for all!

    Fabulous and clever. What a fun read for all!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    No Preview

    What is up with 3 pages of preview that includes 2 pics and an acknnowlwdgement page? If you cannot give a decent preview, i cannot give up my money....besides my dog tells me knock knock jokes....

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    Picked this book up for a fellow dog lover's birthday. I read it

    Picked this book up for a fellow dog lover's birthday. I read it on the subway ride home and decided to keep it. I'll get another one for my friend before his party. Hilarious, clever and even touching. We ascribe many thoughts and feelings to our pets but this book, at times. comes closer than most to getting inside that mysterious noggin of "dog", and then, careens back to the delight we humans take in having them in our lives. Stocking stuffer?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    If you like dogs like I do, Throw The Damn Ball is an hilarious

    If you like dogs like I do, Throw The Damn Ball is an hilarious gut-laugh not to be missed!  The assortment of 
    poetry harmonizes with the dog in all of us!
    Through prose the authors  show us the "in your face truth", to wit,  that on the evolutionary scale, human behavior,
    needs and desires are little removed from those of our canine companions!   AGO

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2013

    This collection reveals that the poetry of dogs is almost as var

    This collection reveals that the poetry of dogs is almost as various and idiosyncratic as the poetry of humans.  The dogs represented here express many emotions -- from affection and slavish admiration to amoral hedonism to aggressive bombast to philosophical detachment.  Many of these dogs are consciously literary, alluding often to human poets such as Frost, Longfellow and William Carlos Williams.
         Particularly memorable for its incisive confidence is the poem "Island" by a dog named Jet from Nashville, a poem that presents what Harold Bloom would call a strong reversal of John Donne's famous "No man is an island" sermon.  Also memorably bold are the poems "Step Away" by Deeb from Chicago, "The Sea" by Ripley from Brooklyn, "You Disgust Me" by Skippy from New Jersey, and "Startled by a Bird" by Marbury from Connecticut -- these dogs are definitely in touch with their feelings, in ways that chasten our human tendency toward insincerity.
         Meanwhile there is also canine tenderness -- as in "Where Are You?" by Zooey from New York and "Alone" by Zoe, a different dog also from New York.
         Dog poets are more vividly attuned to bodily functions than most human bards, so THROW THE DAMN BALL is not for the puritanical reader, but the open-minded dog lover will want to memorize some of the entries in this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    Great Book. LOVE IT......

    Great Book. LOVE IT......

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