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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?

Having experienced a profound bond with his own dog, Benjy—a failed guide dog for the blind who possesses an abundance of uninhibited love—author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson knows dogs’ reciprocal affection is not unique, but exemplifies a love affair unequaled in the animal world. In The Dog Who Couldn’t Stop Loving, Masson considers the far-reaching consequences of the co-evolution of dogs and humans with wisdom, insight, and a brilliant analysis of recent scientific findings, delivering a compelling, provocative book that will change the way we think about love and our canine companions.

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  • “I greatly enjoyed this remarkable book not only for it’s captivating narrative but also for fascinating information...Jeffrey Masson writes amazing books, and this one is true to form. It’s excellent.”

    Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Dogs

  • “In his story of Benjy, the dog who couldn’t stop loving, Masson does a thought-provoking job of leveling the playing field between us and other species while also posing fascinating questions about the emotional makeup of our closest companion in the animal kingdom, our dogs.”

    Ted Kerasote, New York Times bestselling author of Merle’s Door

  • “Masson is at his most personal and appealing in this book, especially when he writes about Benjy.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An enjoyable book for dog lovers.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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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.