Another Bad-Dog Book: Essays on Life, Love, and Neurotic Human Behavior

Another Bad-Dog Book: Essays on Life, Love, and Neurotic Human Behavior

by Joni B Cole

Paperback(Revised with new acknowledgements, credits)

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Self-aware, edgy, and masterfully crafted, this charismatic collection (including some heartbreakers) is for anyone who has ever felt over-attached to a pet, stalked her high school crush, said long goodbyes to loved ones, or tried to talk (and talk and talk) her way through the ups and downs of life.

A wonderful new addition to a genre best described as humor that matters. These are roll-on-the-floor-funny, embarrassing and just plain crazy stories that your female friends have told you compiled into one handy book. Except that these stories are well articulated by an imaginative and excellent writer and they have all the guilt, shame and modesty removed from them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780975304327
Publisher: affinity systems
Publication date: 01/05/2017
Edition description: Revised with new acknowledgements, credits
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Joni B. Cole is the author of the acclaimed books Good Naked: Reflections on How to Write More,Write Better, and Be Happier, and Toxic Feedback: Helping Writers Survive and Thrive. Joni is also the creator of the three-volume "This Day" series that shares a day in the life of hundreds of women across America and from all walks of life ("fascinating and eye-opening," Publisher's Weekly). Joni leads creative writing workshops in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at Dartmouth College and at her own Writer's Center in White River Junction, Vermont. She is also on the faculty of the New Hampshire Institute of Art, and leads expressive writing workshops at a diversity of nonprofit and educational organizations. For more info, email or visit

Table of Contents

Another Bad-Dog Book 1
Winning Women 20
Best Friends Forever 26
A Real Bozo 30
Oh, Didn't I Tell You? 36
A Vermonty State of Mind 41
The Rest Home 45
The Boy of Summer 54
My People 67
Almost a Clean Getaway 72
Strangers on a Train 77
Criminal Minds 83
A Few Minutes of My Time 90
A Real American Idol 94
Still My Dad 97
Tween a Rock and a Heart Place 102
But Enough about Me 109
The Secret 120
Water, Water Everywhere 125
A Cure for Aging Vermonters 133
Copy. Paste. 135
Identity Theft 139
Grieving My Left Foot 145
How to Write More, Write Better, and Be Happie 157
Winning the Lottery 161
Breaking Dawn 170
Walking the Labyrinth 175
The Year of the Dog 180
Acknowledgments 190
About the Author 191

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