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.