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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,767 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anna Quindlen Narrator: Anna Quindlen Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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"The life of a good dog is like the life of a good person, only shorter and more compressed."

So writes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen about her beloved black Labrador retriever, Beau. With her trademark wisdom and humor, Quindlen reflects on how her life has unfolded in tandem with Beau's, and on the lessons she's learned by watching him: to roll with the punches, to take things as they come, to measure herself not in terms of the past or the future but of the present, to raise her nose in the air from time to time and, at least metaphorically, holler, "I smell bacon!"

Of the dog that once possessed a catcher's mitt of a mouth, Quindlen reminisces, "There came a time when a scrap thrown in his direction usually bounced unseen off his head. Yet put a pork roast in the oven, and the guy still breathed as audibly as an obscene caller. The eyes and ears may have gone, but the nose was eternal. And the tail. The tail still wagged, albeit at half-staff. When it stops, I thought more than once, then we'll know."

Heartening and bittersweet, Good Dog. Stay. honors the life of a cherished and loyal friend and offers us a valuable lesson on our four-legged family members: Sometimes an old dog can teach us new tricks. Download and start listening now!

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  • “Anna Quindlen celebrates the visceral love we feel for our canine companions.

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Felicia Holtz | 2/20/2014

    " This book was given to me when Wile E. died. It is a lovely essay for all the animal lovers out there as well as a beautiful commentary on family life in general. Very nice. Note: if your animal companion has recently died- get the Kleenex box. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cindy Kester | 2/17/2014

    " A very good read for a dog lover. Very good pictures with a lot of emotions. Talks about what dogs share in our lives! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anne | 2/16/2014

    " a sentimental book for the sentimental dog owner. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Alicia | 2/13/2014

    " Nice photographs but weak story. Would not recommend. "

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