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    Oct 6, 2015
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    5.5" x 8.3"
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    0.7 lb
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Good Dog

True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty

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About the Book

Garden & Gun magazine's aptly named Good Dog column—which features true stories of canines and the humans who love them—is one of the publication's most popular features. Now editor in chief David DiBenedetto and the editors of Garden & Gun have gathered their favorite essays as well as original pieces to create this must-read collection of dog ownership, companionship, and kinship.

By turns humorous, inspirational, and poignant, Good Dog offers beautifully crafted essays from such notable writers as P. J. O'Rourke, Jon Meacham, Julia Reed, and Roy Blount  Jr. From the troublemakers who can't be fenced in to the lifelong companions who never leave our sides, this one-of-a-kind anthology showcases man's best friend through all of his most endearing (and maddening) attributes.

About the Authors

Editors of Garden and Gun

Garden & Gun is a national magazine that covers the best of the South, including its sporting culture, food, music, art, and literature, and its people and their ideas. The magazine has won numerous awards for journalism, design, and overall excellence, and its two previous books, The Southerner's Handbook and Good Dog, were New York Times bestsellers.

David DiBenedetto

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David DiBenedetto is the editor in chief of Garden & Gun magazine. He is the author of On the Run: An Angler’s Journey Down the Striper Coast and the editor of the New York Times bestselling The Southerner’s Handbook. He grew up in Savannah, Georgia, and now resides in Charleston, South Carolina, with his wife, Jenny; their son, Sam; their daughter, Rose; and their Boykin spaniel, Pritchard.


“A sparkling collection of 51 dog stories… this selection of vignettes is varied, entertaining and frequently heartwarming.” Kirkus Reviews

“A heartwarming collection that will please even the diehard cat-lovers among us.” Publishers Weekly

“I love this book.” —Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”

“The pieces run the gamut from heart-wrenching to hilarious… this is a wonderful compilation of well-written short narratives covering all aspects of life with dogs.” Library Journal

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