I'm Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship: Hilarious, Heartwarming Tales About Man's Best Friend from America's Favorite Humorists

I'm Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship: Hilarious, Heartwarming Tales About Man's Best Friend from America's Favorite Humorists

by Wade Rouse (Editor)

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Overview

An anthology of bark-out-loud original essays about dogs from some of today's most popular writers.

Critically acclaimed memoirist Wade Rouse has gathered some of America's best known humorists- authors, comedians, and actors-to offer biting commentary on what it means to share a life, and a heart, with a dog. From battling for bed space to trying to transform a pampered NYC pup into a Texas rawhide, and from helping a shelter rescue navigate through her new life to interpreting dog run dynamics (and politics), being a canine companion has challenges as tough as any agility course, but laughter is just a tail-wag away. This collection features uncanny insight and witty prose from...

  • Jen Lancaster
  • Rita Mae Brown
  • Laurie Notaro
  • Jane Green
  • Beth Harbison
  • W. Bruce Cameron
  • and many others, including a Foreword by Chelsea Handler's dog, Chunk

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451234582
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/06/2011
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Wade Rouse's most recent memoir is It's All Relative: Two Families, Three Dogs, 34 Holidays and 50 Boxes of Wine. He lives on the west coast of Michigan where he writes memoirs and battles for bed space with his partner, Gary, and their beloved mutts, Marge and Mabel.

Table of Contents

My Best Paw Foreword Chelsea Handler's Dog, Chunk 1

Dum-Diddle-Dum-Dum Wade Rouse 11

A Dog Day of Summer W. Bruce Cameron 25

Dogs Are the New Children Jen Lancaster 35

Oedipus Rex Stephanie Klein 51

Menage a Dog Alice Bradley 65

There's No Place Like Home, Judy Alec Mapa 75

The Lone Wolf Laurie Notaro 83

The Evil Stepmother Jane Green 91

Scratching at My Door, Tail Between His Legs Caprice Crane 99

Walking My Dog Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death Is a Nice Way to Start the Day Bob Smith 111

A Courtly Soul Rita Mae Brown 125

The Little Rascal Beth Harbison 133

Are You a Rascal or a Ringo? Jeff Marx 147

Squatting with Stella by Starlight Allie Larkin 159

Peekapoo, Where Are You? Annabelle Gurwitch 173

Pimping Out Delilah Sarah Pekkanen 181

Wuzsha, Wuzsha, Wuzsha! Eddie Sarfaty 193

My Dog, the Dominatrix Jenny Gardiner 205

Are You Smarter Than a Terrier? Beth Kendrick 219

Fairy Tales Can Come True Jill Conner Browne 231

Contributor: Bios Or, What We Do When We're Not Walking You, Feeding You, Petting You, Grooming You, or Cleaning Up After You 243

A Note from the Editor 253

Acknowledgments 257

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From the Publisher

"Dogs are, indeed, our best friends. This book celebrates the special—-and often hilarious—-bonds that develop between us. It will make you laugh, and touch your heart!" —-Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO, The Humane Society of the United States

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