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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (92 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson Narrator: John Lee Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A groundbreaking and inspiring exploration of the unique relationship between dogs and humans, from the best-selling author of Dogs Never Lie About Love.

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson has long been interested in the relationships between humans and animals, and he's always been aware that there was something very special in our bond with dogs. No other animals love us in quite the same way as dogs love us. And it is mutual. Is it possible that we developed our capacity for love, sympathy, empathy, and compassion because of our long association with dogs?

In The Dog Who Couldn't Stop Loving, Masson considers the far-reaching consequences of the coevolution of dogs and humans, drawing upon recent scientific research. Over the past forty thousand years a collective domestication has occurred that brings us to where we are today - humans have formed intense bonds with dogs, and the adoration is almost always reciprocal. Masson himself has experienced a profound bond with his new dog, Benjy, a failed guide dog for the blind, who possesses an abundance of uninhibited love. Masson knows that the love he feels for Benjy - the same feeling Benjy has for all the people and animals around him - is not unique, but exemplifies a love affair unmatched in the animal world.

With wisdom, insight, and a brilliant analysis of recent scientific findings, bestselling author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson delivers a provocative and compelling book that will change the way we think about love and our canine companions.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Constance | 7/10/2013

    " A little repetitive but a great read for any dog lover with interesting scientific and cultural information on the human/dog relationship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Claudia | 5/26/2012

    " Great book about dogs and the bond between dogs and people. The idea that dogs and humans co-evolved and that is why the relationship is so strong along with personal anecdotes about the authors dog makes for a very readable book. But, he seemed to be repeating himself at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary | 1/26/2012

    " Lots of information on the evolution of the dog from the wolf. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tracey | 10/22/2011

    " Interest in topic; read other book by author "

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About the Author
Author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson is an American author who wrote many bestselling books about animals. He was professor of Sanskrit at the University of Toronto, where he also trained as a Freudian analyst, becoming, briefly, director of the Freud Archives. He has written books critical of psychoanalysis (The Assault on Truth, Final Analysis, and Against Therapy), psychiatry (A Dark Science), gurus (My Father’s Guru), and wolf children (Kaspar Hauser) before turning his attention to the emotional lives of animals. Masson lives on a beach outside Auckland with four cats; Benjy the failed guide dog; his wife, Leila (a pediatrician); and two sons, Manu and Ilan.