01 Dec

They’re called “dogoirs”, and they’re all the rage. I thought they were books about people and dogs. The article title references Steinbeck, and talks about some modern “dogoirs” but skips my two favorite authors of this genre.

James Herriot: For an animal lover, all his books are worth reading, but Dog Stories is the one I love best.

Jon Katz: I’d argue that more than Marley and Me’s author John Grogan, Katz started the current trend of life with a dog books. A Dog Year, his second work to feature his dogs, came out in 2002, three years before Marley.


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2 responses to ““Dogoirs”

  1. theemptykitchen

    December 8, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    love marley and me and a dog year. i refuse to see marley and me, but i did see the movie version of a dog year. it was great (it had jeff bridges as katz. of course it was great!)

    • 100wordson

      December 8, 2010 at 9:53 pm

      for my own “dogoir” you might want to visit my Life By Pets blog. Its new this month, so not much up yet, but getting there


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