I Am Bill Gates' Dog

I Am Bill Gates' Dog

by Jeffrey Zygmont

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Overview

A smart, funny novel that laughs at aristocrats and strivers, but celebrates the quiet nobility found in ordinary creatures.

We once knew Bill Gates as a plundering businessman who became the richest guy alive. Today he's a noisy philanthropist. Imagine that, inbetween those two identities, billionaire Bill Gates runs a secret campaign to buff up his public image. Then imagine that that some invading canines interrupt his plot to manipulate public opinion. It's a mess. Gates schemes above. The dogs battle below. These canines have ambitions too, you see. Each yearns to become Bill Gates' Dog, so each slyly maneuvers to undercut his kennel-mates and win the prize. Only one noble pooch deserves it. But he's just a mutt. His rivals are highfalutin aristocrats who slap down the no-status mongrel. But remember, Bill Gates rules the kennel. Surprises arise when his whims distort the dreams and schemes of every creature beneath him. The novel I Am Bill Gates' Dog is rollicking fiction that entertains and amuses while it stabs at cunning ambition. Concise and kinetic, the book swivels with plot twists and sudden revelations as it dashes to a boisterous climax. The novel enlightens you with its satire, because it grabs you as a comical, adventurous tale.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013222243
Publisher: Free People Publishing
Publication date: 10/25/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jeffrey Zygmont writes stories about free people who possess rebellious impulses. His books tell about independent characters in conflict with collected groups and their constraining beliefs. In addition to I Am Bill Gates' Dog, that theme of defiant independence animates two other current novels: Adman in the Games of 2046, and The Dropout.

Jeffrey Zygmont's short fiction has appeared in the anthology The Literature of Work, and in periodicals ranging from New Hampshire Journal to the magazine Twin Cities Business Monthly. His poetry has appeared in the journal Not Just Air. Two of his poems received nominations for the annual Pushcart Prize, a respected literary award. They are Wife Poem XXVII, nominated in 2008, and Menopause, nominated in 2009. Zygmont's novel The Dropout was the July 2002 Featured Selection of the pioneering web publisher Online Originals.

As a journalist, Zygmont has published articles in magazines and newspapers including Boston Magazine, Boston Woman, Business Week, CFO Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, Cigar Aficionado, Gannett Newspapers, Inc Magazine, The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, and Robb Report. He was the automobile columnist for Omni Magazine, a technology columnist for PC Computing Magazine, and an editor for High Technology Magazine. His non-fiction books are Microchip; An Idea, Its Genesis and the Revolution It Created, and The VC Way; Investment Secrets from the Wizards of Venture Capital, which was translated into Chinese for sale in that country.

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I Am Bill Gates' Dog 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
BookhoundJD More than 1 year ago
I don't know what this guy is drinking, but whatever it is, I hope he keeps it up. This book is hilarious.
Dogcatcher1 More than 1 year ago
Remember that old story about F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemmingway, when Hemmingway read an opening line by Fitzgerald that said "The rich are not like you and me," and Hemmingway said, "yeah, they have more money." I like this book because it shows that the rich really are like you and me (okay, but they have more money). They do good things and bad things. They do smart things and stupid things. They screw things up. They're proud. They care what people think about them, etc. etc. The dogs do those things too. This book was a lot of fun.
AvidReaderMC22 More than 1 year ago
This book had me laughing out loud. But it made some pretty serious points at the same time. I'm really glad I read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thought book written by 5th grader as so infantile & often offensive as lots of poor grammar, sentences ending with prepositions. On occasion, I felt author "discovered" a thesaurus as occasionally a few "big" words were tossed in. Oh, and yes, author threw in a lot of "four-letter" words...when no need. In addition to all the above, why did author say dogs would get married? Need a husband? Dogs mate...period...end of story. It had a happy ending as far as to the dogs. Why were Bill & Melinda Gates, or their Foundation chosen? It was a Stupid story line. Surely would NOT recommend it even to children.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should i buy it?