You Tell Your Dog First

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Penguin, Nov 6, 2012 - Pets - 256 pages
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You Tell Your Dog First…

About the date you just had…about the questionable results of a medical test…about the good and the bad…about everything.

For years, award-winning author Alison Pace was a dog person without a dog. And then, she got Carlie—a feisty and fluffy West Highland white terrier. She could weed out bad boyfriends with a sniff of her button-black nose and win the hearts of lifelong friends with an adoring gaze. Suddenly, Alison had a constant companion and confidante, who went with her on long morning rambles in Central Park, on trips to the country and the beach, and on her search for inner peace, love, and happiness. Through Carlie, Alison found herself connected to the world as never before.

With her trademark warmth, wit and humor, Alison shares her stories…the tales of a dog person who found her dog.


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User Review  - paulinewiles - LibraryThing

I thoroughly enjoyed Alison Pace's writing voice and will certainly check out her novels. The essays here were charming and engaging. To my surprise, though, I'm apparently not quite enough of a dog ... Read full review

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User Review  - whitreidtan - LibraryThing

Dog people are dog people even when they don't currently have a dog in their lives. They are the dogless people you see crouched down scratching furry bellies and looking up chatting with the dog's ... Read full review


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About the author (2012)

Alison Pace is the author of the novels If Andy Warhol Had A Girlfriend, Pug Hill, Through Thick And Thin, City Dog, and A Pug’s Tale.  Her essays have appeared in several anthologies including Howl: A Collection Of The Best Contemporary Dog Wit. She lives in New York City where she is at work on another book.

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