The Dog Log, written as a daily notation to the sheriff’s department, begins as a simple complaint about a barking dog, but it soon becomes a powerful self-exploration and confessional. It’s a touching, hilarious, and cleverly sneaky memoir of a man in Los Angeles who rediscovers himself when his elderly neighbor falls and he must reluctantly tend to her two badly behaved Yorkshire terriers. What he discovers in her apartment shocks him into a surprising decision, and by addressing her problems, he inadvertently resolves his own. With humor and honesty, The Dog Log looks into big-city loneliness, heartbreak, and old age, but then climbs into the light. When one man knocks on his neighbor’s door, and his life changes forever.
|Publisher:||Chicago Review Press, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Richard Lucas is an award-winning writer and comedian whose latest play, Bono and The Edge Waiting for Godomino’s, was included in a Best of Los Angeles Theatre 2017 list. Richard has many years in stand-up, storytelling, stage, and screen. Visit him at www.RichardLucasComedy.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Dog Log: An Accidental Memoir of Yapping Yorkies, Quarreling Neighbors, and the Unlikely Friendships That Saved My Life based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Genius! If you want to laugh, cry, giggle, gasp, feel uncomfortable at times and can not wait to turn the page, this book is for you! I had the pleasure of meeting the author and felt a kinship right away. Maybe it's those of us who have Yorkie's that instantly connect. This book is more that a 'dog', the depth of this story is powerful. The characters right from a movie... wait! No, THIS story should become a movie, a movie of the week, a play even!! I wish nothing but the best for Richard hoping this book will be the catalyst for him reaching his dreams!
You don't have to love dogs to enjoy this memoir! The author's acerbic wit entertained me throughout, partly because he unashamedly bares his complicated soul for all to see. He's raw and unpretentious, yet also a bit of a romantic and he spices up his astute observations with just enough sophistication without sliding into overbearing intellectualism. How refreshing! I laughed a lot. A must read if you love the beauty, power and humor of the naked word.