I am a huge fan of dog books and, after reading the superlative print reviews and enticing ads, I was thrilled to see this book available on audible.com. Unfortunately, after the first story about the feral puppy, Toby, the book became very predictable. I made it through Bailey, but I gave up with whatever dog it was that was left to its own devices in the apartment. It's too bad because the subject -- a dog's purpose -- could have made for some wonderful and insightful writing, like Merle's Door.
Whiny, disjointed, immature.
Very disappointed. Considering the reviews that I read, I was hoping for much more. To compare Jenny Lawson to David Sedaris is to do Mr. Sedaris an extreme disservice. He is funny. She is not. I threw the book in the trash. A total waste of time and money.
I particularly liked the stories about Jon and Izzy's visits to the hospice patients. What a wonderful service the two of them are providing to these deserving people. Izzy is so amazing in his ability to read the patients and he seems to know exactly what each one needs from him and so does Jon.
To me, Tom Stechschulte is Jon Katz.
It will bring joy to your heart and tears to your eyes!
A truly fabulous and inspirational book. Great stories about real people and real companies and their struggles and successes. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who owns their own company or wants to go into business for themselves.
I'm not sure if it was the content or the reader or both, but there must be a better way to get this information across. I am a sales professional and was looking forward to some insight on how to improve the sales of our company, but I just couldn't pay attention to the clipped and monotone reading style and the incessant referring to this chapter and that chapter and on and on. Maybe an abridged version that eliminated that droning information would have been better. A great book title, but it came up empty for me.
I loved this book. I am a dog lover, but not a dog owner, and have read and listened to every dog book I have been able to get my hands on for years. This is certainly one of the best. Merle was definitely an amazing dog and Ted Kerasote did a truly wonderful and insightful job in describing their life together. It is unfortunate that not all of us -- people and dogs -- can live in Kelly, Wyoming where the dogs can run free and the people can enjoy their dogs, each other and the wilderness in such a wonderful setting. It is one of the reasons that, as a city dweller, I don't have a dog. The ending was sad and heart warming at the same time. I don't know who was the luckier one because of the wonderful life they were able to share for so many years -- Merle or Ted. It was a truly inspiring story.
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