The New Work of Dogs: Tending to Life, Love, and Family (Paperback)
Tending to Life, Love, and Family
Random House Trade, 9780375760556, 272pp.
Publication Date: June 8, 2004
Drawn from hundreds of interviews and conversations with dog lovers and canine professionals, The New Work of Dogs combines compelling personal narratives with a penetrating look at human/animal attachment, and it presents a vivid portrait of a community and, by extension, an entire nation that is turning to its pets for emotional support and stability in a changing and uncertain world.
About the Author
the National Magazine Award, he has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, and Wired. He is a contributing editor to public radio s Marketplace and to Bark magazine. A member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, he lives in northern New Jersey with his wife, Paula Span, a reporter for
The Washington Post; their college-student daughter, Emma Span; and their two dogs. Katz is working on his next book, which is about women and dogs. He can be e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org. "From the Hardcover edition.""
Praise For The New Work of Dogs: Tending to Life, Love, and Family…
“Deserves a blue ribbon . . . [Katz] does a terrific job of examining how dogs are handling their ‘new work’: serving as many a family’s nurturer in chief.”
“[Katz] writes with sensitivity about human relationships with animals.”
“Engagingly bittersweet . . . Katz’s central thesis, that dogs have moved way beyond their past work, is certainly true.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“Humorous, compelling, and heartrending, this is a breakthrough book from one of our most talented and perceptive canine chroniclers.”