Saturday, February 12, 2011

"Bad Dog" by Martin Kihn Review...

Bad Dog
A Love Story
Written by Martin Kihn

Category: Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs
Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37915-3 (0-307-37915-9)

Product Details
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Pantheon (April 5, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0307379159
ISBN-13: 978-0307379153

Product Description
"(A true story.) Meet Hola. She’s a nightmare, but it’s not her fault if she tackles strangers and chews on furniture, or if she runs after buses and fried chicken containers and drug dealers. No one ever told her not to. Worse yet, she scares her family. Hola may be the most beautiful Bernese mountain dog in the world, but she’s never been trained. At least not by anyone who knew what he was doing. Hola’s supposed master, Marty, is a high-functioning alcoholic. A TV writer turned management consultant, Marty’s in debt and out of shape; he’s about to lose his job, and one day he emerges from a haze of peach-flavored vodka to find he’s on the verge of losing his wife, Gloria, too, if he can’t get his life—and his dog—under control. Desperately trying to save his marriage, Marty throws himself headlong into the world of competitive dog training. Unfortunately, he knows even less than Hola, the only dog ever to be expelled from her puppy preschool twice. Somehow, together, they need to get through the American Kennel Club’s rigorous Canine Good Citizen test. Of course, Hola first needs to learn how to sit. It won’t be easy. It certainly won’t be pretty. But maybe, just maybe, there will be cheesecake."

What we thought: Bad Dog was truly a touching memoir. It always amazes me when I read stories about animals who save their owner's lives, either figuratively or literally, and this book was one of those tales. Kihn tells his story with humor and honesty. It is blunt and very easy to relate to. His style of writing is quite entertaining...he really knows how to reel the reader in and keep them enthralled. Bad Dog is a story of hope and you'll probably learn a thing or two along the way:) ABCD Diaries gives Bad Dog by Martin Kihn an A+!

Buy It: Find Bad Dog at your favorite bookseller!!

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a copy of this book for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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