What the Dogs Have Taught Me

What the Dogs Have Taught Me

by Merrill Markoe
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What the Dogs Have Taught Me by Merrill Markoe

Award-winning comedy writer Merrill Markoe, the slightly warped mind behind Stupid Pet Tricks, is an old hand with dogs. She knows who’s boss (they are) and the myriad ways a loving pet can make you feel guilty twenty-four hours a day. This new edition of Merrill Markoe’s classic collection of humorous essays gives readers the choicest selections along with brand-new material.

In these razor-sharp essays, Markoe recounts her dogs’ phone chats with animal communicators, her search for past lives, and her brief stint as a stun gun saleswoman. She describes the workshop that taught her how to launch an Internet porn business and another that gave proper instruction in the esoteric art of becoming a dominatrix.

She shares insight into what it is like to structure your day using only dog rules, how to spot a really horrible restaurant, and what it’s like to have a romantic dinner with Fabio. There’s even a bright side to preparing for the apocalypse: “At last, it is time to forget about fat grams and low cholesterol.” This enchantingly rambunctious and boundlessly enjoyable book gives you Merrill Markoe at her best. You’ll devour it in one sitting (and so may your pet).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307498694
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/24/2011
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Emmy Award-winning writer MERRILL MARKOE has authored three books of humorous essays and the novel It’s My F---ing Birthday, as well as co-authoring with Andy Prieboy the novel The Psycho Ex Game. She has worked as a radio host and a TV correspondent, and has written for television movies and numerous publications. She lives in Los Angeles.

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What the Dogs Have Taught Me 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book didn't follow the title except for a few times but it was still funny and enjoyable - not my favorite 'dog bood' by far though
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dog lovers everywhere must read this book. I laugh so hard it almost brought me to tears.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so freakin' funny I almost can't stand it. The back of my head aches from laughing. All her writing is perfect. She's the kind of girl you want to hang out with so you start sounding like her after a while.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved it. This book is the sort of laugh out loud book that makes me phone friends so I can read them favorite parts. Ofcourse, as a dog freak I especially the dog pieces. Great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the funniest books I've ever read. I really love her work. I stayed up all night reading it and was sad when it ended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am more than 1/2 way through this book and it is NOT funny. There were two short pieces on her dogs that made me laugh out loud but other than that the book is dull. I often start one of her short pieces only not to finish it because it goes no where.