Dreaming in Libro: How a Good Dog Tamed a Bad Woman

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Da Capo Press, Sep 10, 2007 - Pets - 224 pages
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In a city park, a woman meets an abandoned, amber-eyed boxer who follows her home. They spend a honeymoon year discovering each other's idiosyncrasies (morning dog or evening dog?). Then life settles into routine, and the freewheeling woman realizes that she and her bilingual comedian of a dog are “happily stuck with each other,” for better or worse. In this witty, tender memoir, Louise Bernikow charts a love story across eight years, as she and Libro take Manhattan by storm. They revel in the perks of the media spotlight; spend a hilarious summer in the Hamptons; and volunteer for pet therapy after 9/11, where Libro gets treats and Louise gets kicked out for poor behavior. With wisecracking waggishness, this story about an urban dreamboat who rescues the woman who rescued him “will touch the heart” (BOOKLIST).
 

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DREAMING IN LIBRO: How a Good Dog Tamed a Bad Woman

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Bernikow continues the love story between a woman and a boxer begun in Bark If You Love Me (2000)."It is an odd failing of historians and biographers," writes Bernikow, "that the presence of a dog in ... Read full review

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User Review  - tjsjohanna - LibraryThing

All these dog books are almost enough to make me want to be a dog person! Ms. Bernikow's memoir of Libro was fun to read and poignant, in the way that love and loss always are. I enjoyed the New York ... Read full review

Contents

1 Fish Out of Water 1
1
2 The Dog Is a Ham 33
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3 City Slicker 59
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4 Citidog at the Seashore 93
93
5 Calamities 119
119
6 Doctor Libro Goes to Work 147
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7 Dreaming in Libro 175
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8 All Messages Have Not Been Erased 191
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Louise Bernikow has written eight books, including Bark if You Love Me (about her first year with Libro). Consulting historian for Women's eNews and prolific magazine writer, she lives in Manhattan.

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