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Dog Walks Man

Author : John Zeaman
ISBN : 9781493001156
Genre : Pets
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A humorous, thoughtful, absorbing narrative about the metaphysical joys of a simple daily task Imagine if Annie Dillard had taken a dog along with her to Tinker Creek. Now imagine Tinker Creek was a New Jersey suburb, and you have an idea of the surprises that await in John Zeaman's book. Humorous, thought-provoking, and playful, Dog Walks Man might also be called Zen and the Art of Dog Walking. Zeaman takes us on a journey from a 'round-the-block fraternity of “dog-walking dupes”—suburban fathers who indulged their children's wish for a dog—to a strange and forbidden wonderland at the edge of town: the New Jersey Meadowlands. Along the way he rediscovers childhood's forgotten “fringe places,” investigates the mysteries of the natural world, and experiences moments of inexplicable joy. Each chapter of Dog Walks Man is a bite-size meditation on the wisdom derived from dogs and dog walking. Woven into the narrative are musings on such familiar dog-walking issues as the war of nerves that precedes each walk (or “w-a-l-k” if your dog is in earshot), the problem of dog-walking monotony, and why dog walkers are always the ones to discover dead bodies. This is also the story of Pete, the prescient standard poodle who begins as the “family glue” and evolves into Zeaman's partner on a journey through an abandoned landscape as alive as any jungle. Above all, Dog Walks Man is about a search for wholeness in an increasingly artificial world. It is about discovering what Thoreau meant when he wrote, in his seminal essay “Walking,” “Life consists with wildness.” Because the truth is, something as simple as walking the dog can open up unexpected worlds. An excerpt In the beginning, I walked around the block. Or a couple of blocks. It didn't seem to matter. That it didn't matter was in itself novel. It had been a long time since I had gone out without any particular destination or direction, without knowing whether I was going to turn left or turn right at the end of the front walk. . . . The simple aimlessness of it made me feel like a kid again. . . . Pete, with his boundless enthusiasm for the outside world, was like the reincarnation of that juvenile self. We'd hit the sidewalk and, like two kids with nothing special to do, spend a half-hour meandering about. We were suburban vagabonds. In the mornings, with the whole world rushing to get somewhere, there was something almost subversive about roaming around with a companion who had no responsibilities. We walked the irregular streets of our hilly town. We each had our compulsions. I revived the childhood aversion to stepping on cracks. Pete made sure that every tree was marked with his scent. . . . At night, Pete and I would escape the sometimes-suffocating sweetness of family life—the pajamas and stories, the smell of toothpaste and sheets, the damp goodnight kisses and prolonged hugs. We'd slip out into the silky night like a pair of teenage boys with high hopes for a Saturday night. We'd walk beneath the streetlights from one pool of light to the next. The people in the houses would drift past the windows like aquarium fish. Pete, with his black coat, was practically invisible in the dark stretches and I would let him off the leash.
Category: Pets

The Best A Man Walks Into A Bar Jokes

Author : Billy Brownless
ISBN : 9781741769241
Genre : Humor
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A neutron walks into a bar and orders a drink. He asks the bartender, ""How much?"" ""For you, sir, no charge."" Shakespeare walks into a bar and asks the bartender for a beer.""""I can't serve you, "" says the bartender. ""You're Bard!"" Everyone has their own favorite man-walks-into-a-bar joke. This is a collection of more than 200 of the best?or should that be worst? It includes the old favorites, the most stupid, the funniest, the brainbenders, the politically incorrect, the great puns, and t.
Category: Humor

Walks With Sam

Author : David W. Berner
ISBN : 9781789044997
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A man, his dog, and a long walk can lead to unexpected discoveries. In the tradition of many literary walkers, David W. Berner sets out on foot hoping to reexamine his life, look back and forward, and most importantly, through the help of his young dog, Sam, try to find harmony in new beginnings and the uncertainties of the present. In a series of chapters, each dedicated to one walk during a summer of hiking, the author finds that it is his beloved pet that allows him to awaken to a new spirit of mindfulness, finding beauty, wonder, and comfort in the ordinary, and to see a life, a neighborhood, and even a country with brand new eyes. 'With gentle humor and brilliant musings, both past and present, Walks With Sam has the charm and the innate truthfulness that some find in a work of art, a daily quest tinged with wonder and mystery with each forward step.' L.B.Johnson, author of The Book of Barkley.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Man Walks Into A Bar 2

Author : Jonathan Swan
ISBN : 9781446458785
Genre : Humor
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Man Walks Into A Bar 2 is the second volume of the hugely popular and hilariously funny joke book series. A one-stop shop for anyone who likes to hear and tell jokes. The jokes are ordered thematically - wives, husbands, doctors, lawyers, the French, the Germans, jokes about nuns, jokes about monkeys, the lot. There are also regular panels which group jokes by type too - Essex girls, changing a lightbulb etc. Our material will turn you into the toast of your local pub or make you loathed in your own home - remember, it is all in the telling. From the sublimely erudite to stuff Frank Carson would turn down, this book can service you with every joke you'll ever need. Including such gems as the following: Why have elephants got big ears? Because Noddy won't pay the ransom. A magic tractor is driving down a country road and turns into a field. An amnesiac walks into a bar. 'Do I come here often?' I went to a book shop and asked the saleswoman where the Self Help section was. She said if she told me it would defeat the purpose. How do you know when you're a pirate? You just arrrrrggghh.
Category: Humor

Travels With Casey

Author : Benoit Denizet-Lewis
ISBN : 9781439153567
Genre : Pets
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A New York Times bestseller and People “Book of the Week”: This hilarious, charming road trip through canine-loving America is “essential reading for dog lovers and armchair travelers” (Library Journal, starred review). “I don’t think my dog likes me very much,” New York Times Magazine writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis confesses at the beginning of his cross-country journey with his nine-year-old Labrador-mix, Casey. Over the next four months, thirty-two states, and 13,000 miles in a rented motor home, Denizet-Lewis and his lovable, moody canine companion try—with humorous and touching results—to pay tribute to the most powerful interspecies bond there is, in the country with the highest rate of dog ownership in the world. On the way, Denizet-Lewis—“a master at effortlessly weaving bits of research into his narrative” (Los Angeles Times)—meets an irresistible cast of dogs and their dog-obsessed humans. Denizet-Lewis and Casey hang out with wolf-dogs in Appalachia, enter a dock-jumping competition in Florida, meet homeless teens and their dogs in Washington, sleep in a Beagle-shaped bed and breakfast in Idaho, and visit “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan in California. And then there are the really out there characters: pet psychics, dog-wielding hitchhikers, and two women who took their neighbor to court for allegedly failing to pick up her dog’s poop. Denizet-Lewis’s memoir “is a lot like Casey…fun, sweet, and a little neurotic” (Chicago Tribune)—a delightfully idiosyncratic blend of memoir and travelogue coupled with a sociological exploration of a dog-obsessed America. Travels With Casey is “a thoroughly engaging and often hilarious investigation of the therapeutic nature of our relationships with dogs” (Booklist).
Category: Pets

Dog S Best Friend

Author : John Sorenson
ISBN : 9780228000495
Genre : Pets
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In almost 40 per cent of households in North America, dogs are kept as companion animals. Dogs may be man's best friends, but what are humans to dogs? If these animals' loyalty and unconditional love have won our hearts, why do we so often view closely related wild canids, such as foxes, wolves, and coyotes, as pests, predatory killers, and demons? Re-examining the complexity and contradictions of human attitudes towards these animals, Dog's Best Friend? looks at how our relationships with canids have shaped and also been transformed by different political and economic contexts. Journeying from ancient Greek and Roman societies to Japan's Edo period to eighteenth-century England, essays explore how dogs are welcomed as family, consumed in Asian food markets, and used in Western laboratories. Contributors provide glimpses of the lives of street dogs and humans in Bali, India, Taiwan, and Turkey and illuminate historical and current interactions in Western societies. The book delves into the fantasies and fears that play out in stereotypes of coyotes and wolves, while also acknowledging that events such as the Wolf Howl in Canada's Algonquin Park indicate the emergence of new popular perspectives on canids. Questioning where canids belong, how they should be treated, and what rights they should have, Dog's Best Friend? reconsiders the concept of justice and whether it can be extended beyond the limit of the human species.
Category: Pets

Man Walks Into A Room

Author : Nicole Krauss
ISBN : 9781400076260
Genre : Fiction
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A luminous and unforgettable first novel by an astonishing new voice in fiction, hailed by Esquire magazine as “one of America’s best young writers.” Samson Greene, a young and popular professor at Columbia, is found wandering in the Nevada desert. When his wife, Anna, comes to bring him home, she finds a man who remembers nothing, not even his own name. The removal of a small brain tumor saves his life, but his memories beyond the age of twelve are permanently lost. Here is the story of a keenly intelligent, sensitive man returned to a life in which everything is strange and new. An emigrant from his own life, set free from all that once defined him, Samson Greene believes he has nothing left to lose. So, when a charismatic scientist asks him to participate in a bold experiment, he agrees. Launched into a turbulent journey that takes him to the furthest extremes of solitude and intimacy, what he gains is nothing short of the revelation of what it means to be human.
Category: Fiction

A Man Of His Own

Author : Susan Wilson
ISBN : 9781250014375
Genre : Fiction
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Rick Stanton was a promising professional baseball player with dreams of playing in the major leagues and starting a family with his young wife, Francesca, when World War II changed everything. Rick returns from the war with his body broken and his dreams shattered. But it was not just body and spirit he sacrificed for the war. He and Francesca volunteered their beloved dog, Pax, for the Army's K-9 Corp, not knowing if they'd ever see him again. Keller Nicholson is the soldier who fought the war with Pax by his side, and the two have the kind of profound bond that can only be forged in war. Pax is the closest Keller has to a sense of family, and he can't bear the thought of returning him to the Stantons. But Rick and Francesca refuse to give him up. Instead, an arrangement is made: Keller will work as Rick's live-in aide. And thus an unlikely family is formed, with steadfast Pax at the center. As they try to build a new life out of the ashes, Keller and Francesca struggle to ignore their growing attraction to each other, and Rick, believing that he can no longer give Francesca what she needs and wants, quietly plans a way out. All three of them need healing. All three of them are lost. And in Susan Wilson's A Man of His Own, Pax, with his unconditional love and unwavering loyalty, may be the only one who can guide them home.
Category: Fiction

The Dog Who Saved Me

Author : Susan Wilson
ISBN : 9781250014351
Genre : Fiction
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Rescue comes in unexpected ways for one man and his dog in this moving and redemptive novel, The Dog Who Saved Me, by New York Times bestselling author Susan Wilson Boston police officer Cooper Harrison never thought he'd go back to his hometown, Harmony Farms. But when his faithful K-9 partner Argos is killed in the line of duty, Cooper, caught in a spiral of trauma and grief, has nowhere else to turn. Jobless and on the verge of divorce, he accepts a offer for the position of dog officer in Harmony Farms, leaving the life he spent twenty years building behind. And so he finds himself back where he started. Where his father was once known as the town drunk and his brother outgrew juvenile delinquency to become a drug dealer. Where he grew up as ‘one of those' Harrisons. Cooper does his job with deliberate detachment, refusing to get emotionally invested in another dog the way he had with Argos—until he finds himself rescuing a wounded and gun-shy yellow lab gone feral. Cooper never thought he'd find himself going back in order to move forward, and yet Harmony Farms is the one place where Cooper must learn to forgive and, only then, heal. All with the help of a yellow dog.
Category: Fiction

A Man Walks On To A Pitch

Author : Harry Redknapp
ISBN : 9781448176595
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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‘When a man walks on to a pitch there’s always a chance something magic can happen, that’s what keeps us coming back...’ In A Man Walks On To a Pitch, Harry shares a lifetime’s experience of obsessing over football, during which he has seen it all first hand – the good, the bad and the unbelievable. Harry started in an age where players were ordinary blokes who might live on the same street as you and earn a similar wage. Now he manages in an era of player power, multi-million pound wages and teams assembled from around the globe. As he shares stories of some of the legends and journeymen he played, coached, argued and drank with, Harry picks a team for each decade from the 1950s to the present. He gets to the heart of what was right and wrong with each era and explores the changes in the game from lifestyle to tactics. He weaves his choices together with unforgettable tales from the training pitches, boot rooms and card schools. There are tales of the untutored genius of Duncan Edwards and Tom Finney, legendary tough Scots like Bobby Collins, Dave Mackay and Billy Bremner, the world-beaters of 1966, unpredictable one-off wizards from Sir Stanley Matthews to Matt Le Tissier, natural-born goalscorers from Greaves to Dalglish and the greatest foreign players to grace our game from Trautmann to Bergkamp. It is one of the best informal histories of the British game you’ll ever read.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Police Dogs

Author : Alice B. McGinty
ISBN : 0823952185
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explores the selection, training, and uses of police dogs in fighting crime.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Dog Walks Into A Bar

Author : Joanne O'Sullivan
ISBN : 160059154X
Genre : Humor
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Howl with laughter at dozens of the very best dog jokes ever collected--and made even funnier by the comic color illustrations that enliven every spread. Eleven hilarious sections capture every facet of canine humor: A Dog Walks into a Bar, Wonderdogs & Underdogs, Good Breeding, Dogs Gone Postal, Doggy Haiku; Man’s Best Friend, Cat’s Worst Enemy; Shaggy Dog Stories, Fetching Follies, Doggie Limericks, Puppy Love, and Kibbles & Bits.With its unbeatable subject matter, attractive package, and great price, it makes a terrific gift for all of Fido’s fans.
Category: Humor

Death In Venice A Man And His Dog

Author : Thomas Mann
ISBN : 9780486143262
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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DIVAn author's infatuation with a handsome youth has fatal consequences in Death in Venice. A Man and His Dog is a charming essay about Mann's canine companion. Excellent English translations by Appelbaum. /div
Category: Foreign Language Study

Blonde Walks Into A Bar

Author : Jonathan Swan
ISBN : 9781612433738
Genre : Humor
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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
Category: Humor

Men Dogs

Author : Judith Watt
ISBN : 9780743288422
Genre : Art
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A volume of celebrity pet stories celebrates the friendships between men and their canine companions, in a photographic tribute that describes the relationships between dogs and such individuals as Paul McCartney, Elvis, and James Dean. Original. 30,000 first printing.
Category: Art

Man Walks Into A Bar

Author : Mike Haskins
ISBN : 9781446406427
Genre : Humor
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Man Walks Into A Bar is a one-stop shop for anyone who likes to hear and tell jokes. The jokes are ordered thematically - wives, husbands, doctors, lawyers, the French, the Germans, jokes about nuns, jokes about monkeys, the lot. There are also regular panels which group jokes by type too - Essex girls, changing a lightbulb etc. Our material will turn you into the toast of your local pub or make you loathed in your own home - remember, it is all in the telling. From the sublimely erudite to stuff Frank Carson would turn down (the book has a 'world's worst jokes' section), this book can service you with every joke you'll ever need. What do you call an eskimo chav? Innuinnit What did the zen student say at the hamburger stand? Make me one with everything What's Irish and lives in the garden? Paddy O'Furniture
Category: Humor

Every Man And His Dog

Author : David Darcy
ISBN : 1743317018
Genre : Literary Collections
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Since Indigenous Australians first shared their lives with dingoes thousands of years ago, dogs have been part of the fabric of everyday life in Australia. David Darcy explores this timeless bond between man and dog. Traveling around Australia, from the coast to the Outback, David photographed blokes from all walks of life as they talked about their dogs—from tough working dogs to pampered family pets. The result is a funny, moving, and unforgettable tribute to man's best friend.
Category: Literary Collections

Eminent Dogs Dangerous Men

Author : Donald McCaig
ISBN : 9781497630253
Genre : Pets
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The bestselling author of Nop’s Trials presents the true story of his search for the perfect sheepdog In April of 1988, Donald McCaig traveled to Scotland to buy a young, well-bred female sheepdog to raise and train for use on his three-hundred-acre Virginia farm. He knew exactly what he wanted: a Scottish border collie, considered the best sheepdog in the world because the breed is hardworking, smart, strong, and fast, with unique personalities. McCaig attends dog trials and meets numerous trainers, fellow shepherds, and top handlers before he finally finds Gael. From his heartfelt prayers that Gael will pass her eye exam to his faithful sheepdog Pip’s reaction to the new bitch on the farm, Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men chronicles McCaig’s journey through the Scottish highlands, where border collies have been bred since the seventeenth century, and illuminates the ennobling bond between humans and dogs. This ebook contains sixteen pages of photos.
Category: Pets

Of Mice And Men Maxnotes Literature Guides

Author : Lena T. Shamblin
ISBN : 0738665479
Genre : Study Aids
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REA's MAXnotes for John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.
Category: Study Aids

No Man S Dog

Author : Jon A. Jackson
ISBN : 9780802191205
Genre : Fiction
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“Fang” Mulheisen joins forces with his nemesis to uncover a terrorist plot—from “the best-kept secret of hard-boiled crime fiction connoisseurs” (The New York Times Book Review). When a bomb goes off at an environmental protest, Detroit police detective “Fang” Mulheisen’s own mother is among the wounded. He turns in his badge to care for her—but once she recovers, his instincts drive him to return to the case on his own. Detective Sergeant Mulheisen soon learns that his longtime nemesis, hired gun Joe Service, is also searching for the bombers on behalf of the Lucani—a rogue group of skilled agents who do what the law cannot. Now, working alongside a killer he’s hunted for years, Mulheisen delves into a world of well-armed militias, government secrets, and hidden agendas. In this “thoroughly entertaining” thriller of domestic terror, two of Jon A. Jackson’s most dogged—and dangerous—characters pair up to deliver everything readers expect from this master of the genre (Booklist). “No Man’s Dog is an exhilarating tour of the potentialities of domestic terrorism where you begin to understand Homeland Security as a Ping-Pong ball of dread and paranoia.” —Jim Harrison, author of Legends of the Fall “Razor-sharp.” —Kirkus Reviews
Category: Fiction