New York Times editor writes new book: “The Puppy Diaries”

Have you read “Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover’s Soul” dozens of times?  Looking for a new book that captures the unique relationship between humans and dogs?  “The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout” is just what you’ll want to curl up with.

New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson details her first year of owning new puppy Scout, a golden retriever.  It’s based on an online column by the same name Abramson wrote for The Times from July 2009 to May 2010.  In a New York Times book review, John Grogan, the author of “Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog,” calls Abramson’s book a “worthy addition to the crowded so-called dogoir genre.”  He describes her voice as “bighearted” and “surprisingly down to earth.”

In 2007, Abramson experienced two life-changing events: the death of her 14-year-old dog Buddy, and a near-fatal accident in which she was run over by a truck while walking in Manhattan.  After nine weeks of rehabilitation, Abramson welcomed her new puppy Scout, named after Scout in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” into her life.

Here’s Abramson talking with USA Today about the book.

Famed “dog whisperer” Cesar Milan, with whom Abramson consults while raising Scout, summarizes the book’s powerful topic.  “This book is for anyone who has ever known the pain of saying goodbye to their beloved best friend and the joys of eventually welcoming a new one into their lives.”

To read an audio excerpt of “The Puppy Diaries,” click here.

Are you planning on reading the book?  Did you read her column?  Let us know in the comments.

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