Buster became England's most famous dog in 1996 when he defended himself against a goose in St. James's Park a goose which, unfortunately, belonged to the Queen. Pursued by the press ever since, he has sought solace in writing. Buster's Diaries is the comically heart-warming true story of Buster's triumph over adversity, as he describes his rescue from a paw-to-mouth existence on scraps to his new life in the lap of luxury and at the same time reveals the secrets of the strange relationship between dog and the Man on the other end of the lead.
Never before have readers been offered such insights into the aromatic canine world. The irresistible fragrance of chicken bones picked off the sidewalk. The special rituals required to receive delicious treats (pig ears, dog biscuits). The sawdust balls Buster must eat to stay healthy while the Man gobbles down chocolate cookies. The painful digestive consequences of eating cream filled cookies while still wrapped.
The diaries also reveal the strain of living with the Man the constant power struggle of who's boss, the "training" ceremonies, the Man's strange excrement collection syndrome and reliance on new dog humiliation technology.
Buster's Diaries will make you laugh and it will make you cry but it has a happy ending.
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Table of Contents
Preface: Busting Busy xiii
Getting Started: Too Busy to Read This Book? xxvii
Section 1 Mastery
Chapter 1 Stop Managing Your Time! (…and Go Surfing) 3
Chapter 2 Make Choices (Fighting Fish and Terminal Consumption) 22
Chapter 3 Manage Attention (How to Use Our Blobby Tissue Better) 42
Chapter 4 Negotiate for Your Life (To Keep Those Missiles at Bay) 64
Section 2 Differentiation
Chapter 5 Stop Being So Productive! (Become More Strategic) 81
Chapter 6 Impact Through Innovation (Don't Be the Invisible Man) 103
Chapter 7 Busy Is a Terrible Brand (Develop a Better Brand) 116
Chapter 8 Walk Your Own Path (Fixing Radios by Thinking) 129
Section 3 Engagement
Chapter 9 Stop Striving for "More"! (Put Your Values First) 159
Chapter 10 Reconnect (Why We're Better Off with Fewer Friends) 179
Chapter 11 From Buzz to Joy (An Ode to Depth) 202
Chapter 12 Beyond Busy (Making Good Intentions Stick) 227
What I Have Learned 244
Other Books to Read 251