The Dog Who Couldn't Stop Loving (Hardcover)
How Dogs Have Captured Our Hearts for Thousands of Years
Harper, 9780061771095, 272pp.
Publication Date: October 5, 2010
Dog lovers get ready – Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, international bestselling author of Dogs Never Lie About Love (which the San Francisco Chronicle calls "winning and wise," and "a charming paean to our best friends"), is back with an inspiring, heart-warming, and deeply personal exploration of the unique relationship between humans and dogs. As in When Elephants Weep, The Face on Your Plate, an The Pig Who Sang to the Moon, Masson blends cultural mythology, scientific research, and stories of his own experiences to tackle deep questions about the emotional lives of humans and animals. His compelling, elegant, and often humorous narrative about the love people feel for dogs (perfect for fans of John Grogan's Marley & Me) gives a new perspective on the extraordinary relationship between our species.
About the Author
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson is the author of twenty-five books, including the New York Times bestselling When Elephants Weep and Dogs Never Lie About Love, as well as The Pig Who Sang to the Moon, The Face on Your Plate, and The Assault on Truth. An American, he lives in New Zealand.
Praise For The Dog Who Couldn't Stop Loving: How Dogs Have Captured Our Hearts for Thousands of Years…
— Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Hidden Life of Dogs
“In his story of Benjy, the dog who couldn’t stop loving, Masson does a thought-provoking job of leveling the playing field between us and other species while also posing fascinating questions about the emotional makeup of our closest companion in the animal kingdom, our dogs.”
— Ted Kerasote, author of Merle’s Door
“Masson is at his most personal and appealing in this book, especially when he writes about Benjy.”
— Publishers Weekly
“An enjoyable book for dog lovers.”
— Kirkus Reviews