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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (337 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julie Klam Narrator: Julie Klam Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9781101523612
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The bestselling author of You Had Me at Woof shows how saving a dog can sometimes help you save yourself.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Julie Klam is like Proust, if he wrote about dogs instead of madeleines, wrote English instead of French, had better hair-and wrote exceptionally hilarious books that you can't help reading all at once. Patricia Marx
  • “A witty memoir about how Klam’s plunge into the world of dog rescue helped transform her life.”

    Washington Post

  • “Klam…can break your heart with one hand but then lift your spirits higher than a kite with her conclusions of dog rescue, human kindness, and dog-human bonding—and have you laughing all the way…A charming, moving, and very funny book.”

    Huffington Post

  • “Offers endearing accounts of formerly abused pooches and the people whose lives they enriched. One of the best ‘feel good, do good’ books of the year.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Klam’s quick-drawn wit often elicits chuckles…Klam’s heart is clearly in the right place. Her triumphs and missteps alike make for a light and delightful read.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Canine lovers will sit up and take notice, as this slim volume delivers much heart and Klam’s signature self-deprecating humor...A realistic, joyful account.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee-ann Sleegers | 2/16/2014

    " This was a quirky book and a quick read. I understand the premise of the book really well but it is not something I would read on a regular basis. The dogs presented in the books were all presented as being very lovable with dare I say it human traits. While I believe a dog can be a man's best friend I do feel that we need to remember they aren't human. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaclyn Anne | 2/7/2014

    " If you love dogs you will love this book :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saturday's Child | 2/5/2014

    " The world is a much better place when there are people like Julie who care about animal welfare. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 1/30/2014

    " These are some stories about a woman who works with a dog rescue group. They were interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/29/2014

    " This was a short little book on for the love of dogs one owner shows and shares. It is like those "gift" books that don't have a story, they are more on message then actual content. So it was the perfect library book! And as a newer-ish dog owner, I still really liked it a lot. Plus throw in short stories about dogs in need and I am so there! A quick and easy read for animal lovers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 1/23/2014

    " this is a step-by-step account of a very loving foster Mom for dogs! I really want a dog and this gives an honest, funny and true picture of what it can be like when you are adopting/rescuing/fostering a dog! It was a fun read with meaning and very touching. I laughed so loud at a few points that I may have woken my neighbors! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 1/20/2014

    " Short, sweet, not much there... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/20/2014

    " Basic and sentimental. Author came off as ultra-self absorbed and maybe a bit spoiled. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam Blalock | 1/19/2014

    " This is a heartwarming story and can be read within a day . It also tells of some of the courageous acts and patience it takes to foster and help abused or unwanted animals. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna Petrilla | 1/13/2014

    " Good read for dog lovers. Felt bit cheated as book is rather small for the price. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Goldstein | 12/21/2013

    " A short but sweet book on people who are involved with fostering and/or rescuing dogs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 12/18/2013

    " Tales of dog rescuer and journalist, Julie Klam, and some of the dogs she has encountered. There are three chapters and I got at least one good guffaw out of each. I'm so glad there are people out there who are able to foster and adopt animals that need help. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 12/12/2013

    " This author and book are inspiring! I enjoyed her stories of helping and rescuing dogs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 12/10/2013

    " LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE ... Did I mention LOVE?? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 10/24/2013

    " Well-written reflections on dog rescue...and the dog doesn't die at the end! A quick, often humorous read for dog lovers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 mai | 9/15/2013

    " kind of cheesy but sweet. I'm a dog lover, so a lot of the anecdotes and feelings really resonated with me. really quick, short read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 4/26/2013

    " A good read in what I call "Dog Porn" -- and yet another reminder of how I really need to get another dog in my life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy McRae | 3/23/2013

    " This was a really sweet collection of the author's dog rescue experiences (and in some cases, escapades!). She writes with a lot of humor and a lot of heart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 2/9/2013

    " Great book! I loved all the stories of the dogs Julie helped to rescue. This book helped me appreciate my own rescue dog more! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becky Torbett | 10/6/2012

    " Although I am a rescurer myself, I just didn't click with this book. Have not read the author's first book . . . might give it a chance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 8/14/2012

    " Hysterical! Thoroughly enjoyed it and laughed out loud many times. My only complaint was that it was way too short!!! Please Julie, write another book and make it twice the length! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcia | 5/14/2012

    " I have always had dogs. Three at one time is my limit. One is sort of easy peasy. I love the way Julie and Paul are more or less on the same page. I have family in NOLA so fascinated with the Katrina story. Well done. A great little read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debra | 4/29/2012

    " Heartwarming and what no dog lover doesn't already know...but still loves hearing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 3/7/2012

    " I liked it. Some heartwarming stories about animals in need and those that help them. She is a brave woman with a lot of patience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Riley Cooper | 2/17/2012

    " Short and sweet. We have a rescue dog who is trying at times. This reminds me to always remember she has a past about which we know little, so treat her in a special way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 1/20/2012

    " Cute book. The author is connected with rescue groups, brings attention to the rescue groups in New Orleans in the wake of Katrina and the sheer number of animals left abandoned or separated from their families. Follows her trials and tribulations trying to help save dogs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 10/30/2011

    " These are some stories about a woman who works with a dog rescue group. They were interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 E | 10/6/2011

    " A fast read, especially if you love animals.
    Reviewing for BlogHer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 9/29/2011

    " This was a really sweet collection of the author's dog rescue experiences (and in some cases, escapades!). She writes with a lot of humor and a lot of heart. "

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