Dirty Wow Wow and Other Love Stories: A Tribute to the Threadbare Companions of Childhood

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Ten Speed Press, 2007 - Antiques & Collectibles - 110 pages
It'¬?s rare to find a child whose very first best friend wasn'¬?t a fuzzy teddy bear or downy blanket. Whether clutched securely in little arms each night or dragged gamely through the playground each day, these fiercely loved companions universally ease the uncertainties and loneliness of childhood. DIRTY WOW WOW AND OTHER LOVE STORIES celebrates the lives of fifty transitional love objects: a sweetly poignant collection of stuffies, blankies, lovies, and dolls who inspired and comforted their owners. Bundles of love and warmth fashioned from fluff and fur, these cherished friends have a lifetime of stories sewn up in their tattered bodies--a trip to Paris smushed in a suitcase, a secret hiding spot behind the family liquor cabinet, an interminable wait in the lost-and-found bin before a joyousreunion at home. With stunning photographs that reveal the personalities within, this thoughtful tribute is at once funny and oddly soothing-like a certain shabby buddy who'¬?s tucked away but never forgotten.


Hear the NPR Weekend Edition interview with the authors of Dirty Wow Wow Reviews"This charming book would be a perfect gift for collectors and also an offbeat surprise for new parents."-Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Dirty Wow Wow'¬?s striking photographs and brief narratives stir up vivid memories of . . . long-lost companions."-Southwest Spirit Magazine"This clever work, peppered with sumptuous snapshots of raggedy dolls, pays tribute to the beloved companions of childhood."-Entertainment Weekly'¬?s "Must List"

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Dirty Wow Wow

User Review  - lihouston - Overstock.com

I bought these 2 as gifts. I have one and think it is exceedingly sweet and dear. Authors had a great idea to accumulate the stories of the beloved items. Read full review

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User Review  - need2sleep - LibraryThing

A collection of stories from adults about thier childhood transitional love objects, eg. blankies, stuffed dogs, bears, etc. Each story has a picture of the loved object and the love can clearly be ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

CHERYL and JEFFREY KATZ are the founders of the design firm C&J Katz Studio in the dog-friendly city of Boston, Massachusetts.

CHERYL and JEFFREY KATZ are the founders of the design firm C&J Katz Studio in the dog-friendly city of Boston, Massachusetts.

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