Friday, December 2, 2011

ARE YOU LISTENING? REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY: THE PUPPY DIARIES

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 THE PUPPY DIARIES
Raising A Dog Named Scout
BY JILL ABRAMSON
Read by Beth Macdonald
ABOUT THE BOOK:
One sparkling summer day, Jill Abramson brought home a nine-week old golden retriever named Scout. Over the following year, as she and her husband raised their adorable new puppy, Abramson wrote a hugely popular column for The New York Times website about the joys and challenges of training this rambunctious addition to their family. Dog-lovers from across the country inundated her with e-mails and letters, and the photos they sent in of their own dogs became the most visited photo album on the Times site in 2009.

Now Abramson has gone far beyond the material in her column and written a detailed and deeply personal account of Scout’s first year. Part memoir, part manual, part investigative report, The Puppy Diaries continues Abramson’s intrepid reporting on all things canine. Along the way, she weighs in on such issues as breeders or shelters, adoption or rescue, raw diet or vegan, pack-leader gurus like Cesar Millan or positive-reinforcement advocates like Karen Pryor.

What should you expect when a new puppy enters your life? With utterly winning stories and a wealth of practical information, The Puppy Diaries provides an essential road map for navigating the first year of your dog’s life.

Read by the very talented Beth Macdonald, Jill’s relationship with Scout comes to life in a very real and inspiring way that is sure to delight dog lovers everywhere!
PRAISE FOR THE PUPPY DIARIES:
“Puppy owners will enjoy Abramson’s account of the trials and joys of raising a puppy and will benefit from her balanced look into the contentious realm of dog-training methods.”
Publishers Weekly

An Instructive and marvelously entertaining chronicle of a puppy’s first year, by the executive editor of The New York Times! 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jill Abramson, a bestselling and award-winning author, is the executive editor of The New York Times. An unabashed dog-lover, she has long been fascinated by the complex relationship between dogs and their owners. She, her husband, and Scout live in New York City and Connecticut. 

MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
THE PUPPY DIARIES by Jill Abramson is an interesting audio book and read very well by Beth Macdonald. Abramson tells the story of a Golden Retriever who she "adopts" after her Terrier dies. The little Retriever puppy, Scout, fills a lonely void for the author. Scout keeps Abramson busy dealing with normal adjustments as well as illnesses as a puppy, and yet grows to be a large dog…a very large dog! THE PUPPY DIARIES tells about Scout and his impact on the family as he grows to become a full time member. However, most of the book seems to  concentrate on his first year with great advice for dog owners as well as delightful tidbits of Scout’s personal story. Abramson gives advice on all aspects of dog care and training.

I found it interesting as Scout's owners tried different training techniques. Also keeping a puppy in a large busy city was interesting especially as Abramson described the city dog parks and walking challenges.  THE PUPPY DIARIES is not just a cute story about raising Scout, but also Abramson's memoir of this loving relationship which I enjoyed and think any dog lover or interested reader will as well. In a tale of the ups and downs of bringing a puppy into your family, and with the heartfelt joy going hand and hand with the pain and anguish that loving a pet can bring, THE PUPPY DIARIES was an endearing story to sit back, listen to, and get great advice from.
GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO ESTHER AND FRIENDS AT
MACMILLAN AUDIO BOOKS , I HAVE TWO
COPIES OF THIS WONDERFUL AUDIO BOOK
TO GIVE AWAY TO TWO LUCKY READERS
 
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GOOD LUCK!
 

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