My Dog

The Paradox: A Lovable Discourse about Man's Best Friend

By Oatmeal; The Oatmeal; Matthew Inman
(Andrews McMeel Publishing, Hardcover, 9781449437527, 32pp.)

Publication Date: May 7, 2013

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Description
Matthew Inman dishes another helping of hilarity from his online comic The Oatmeal" "in "My Dog: The Paradox." After years of carefully observing his own dog, Rambo, Inman follows his #1 "New York Times" best-selling "How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You, "with this ode to the furry, four-footed, tail-wagging bundle of love and unbridled energy frequently dubbed man's best friend.
This eponymous comic became an instant hit when it went live on The Oatmeal.com and was liked on Facebook by 700,000 fans. Now fans will have a keepsake book of this comic to give and to keep.
In "My Dog: The Paradox," Inman discusses the canine penchant for rolling in horse droppings, chasing large animals four times their size, and acting recklessly enthusiastic through the entirety of their impulsive, lovable lives. Hilarious and heartfelt, "My Dog: The Paradox" eloquently illustrates the complicated relationship between man and dog.
We will never know why dogs fear hair dryers, or being baited into staring contests with cats, but as Inman explains, perhaps we love dogs so much "because their lives aren't lengthy, logical, or deliberate, but an explosive paradox composed of fur, teeth, and enthusiasm.



About the Author
The Oatmeal's real name is Matthew Inman, and he lives in Seattle, Washington. He subsists on a steady diet of crickets and whiskey. He enjoys long walks on the beach, gravity, and breathing heavily through his mouth. His dislikes include scurvy, typhoons, and tapeworm medication. In reality, Matthew is a 27-year old web designer, developer, and online marketer. In 2007 he built a full-featured online dating website, from concept to launch, in only 66.5 hours. The end result was Mingle2, and within six months the website received several million visitors and was eventually acquired by a competitor. Mingle2 now receives 40 million page views a month. He now focuses his energies on The Oatmeal, an entertainment site full of comics, quizzes, and other delights.

TheOatmeal.com is an entertainment Web site full of comics, quizzes, and stories. The site gets more than 7 million unique visitors and 30 million page views a month; 250,000 blogs and Web sites have linked to it. TheOatmeal.com is written, drawn, and coded by Matthew Inman, a king of all trades when it comes to the Web. Matthew lives in Seattle, Washington, with his dogs, Rambo and Beatrix.

Brilliantly whimsical yet oddly informative, TheOatmeal.com is an entertainment Web site full of comics, quizzes, and stories. The site gets more than 5 million unique page views a month; 250,000 blogs and Web sites have linked to it. TheOatmeal.com is written, drawn, and coded by Matthew Inman, a king of all trades when it comes to the Web. Matthew lives in Seattle, Washington. He subsists on a steady diet of crickets and whiskey. He enjoys long walks on the beach, gravity, and breathing heavily through his mouth. His dislikes include scurvy, typhoons, and tapeworm medication.
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