Woman's Best Friend: Women Writers on the Dogs in Their Livesby Megan McMorris
They may be known as man's best friend, but as the writers in this poignant, funny, and dramatic collection know, there's no gender divide when it comes to canines. Whether walking down the street, gathering at the dog park, hitting the open road, or spending one too many nights together on the couch in front of the TV, a woman and her dog are an enduring pair. And there are many who consider their dogs to be members of their family and themselves to be full-fledged dog moms, even if they're single.
From the family dog who takes on the anxiety of a family as the writer's sister battles breast cancer, to the compelling tale of a woman searching for her furry friend in the aftermath of September 11th, to the blind and deaf dog who teaches everyone about keeping on truckin' no matter what predicaments she gets into, the essays in this anthology get at the heart of love and yes, sometimes love-hate-relationships women have with the dogs in their lives.
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Meet the Author
Megan McMorris is a full-time freelance writer based in Portland, Oregon. The author of Oregon Hiking (Avalon Travel, 2004), and co-author of Pacific Northwest Hiking (Avalon Travel, 2005), her articles have appeared in Runner’s World, Self, Hooked on the Outdoors, Glamour, Parents, Marie Claire, Sports Illustrated Women, Cooking Light, Fitness, and lifetimetv.com, among others.
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An avid reader of all types of dog books, this ranks as one of my favorites. So many different woman/dog bonds are described, often within the larger context of human/human bonds, and most of us will be able to feel kinship with more than one author (or dog). This book actually inspired me to write my own 'best friend' story. I enjoyed this so much I sent it to two of my dog loving friends. While men might enjoy it, I do feel it the stories in it are better related to by women.
I loved this book -- lots of humor and a few tears. I recommend this to everyone, especially those who adore dogs as I do.