Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday 56: Week 56 - You Had Me At Woof by Julie Klam

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions
on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
Post a link along with your post back to this blog and to Storytime with Tonya and Friends at
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

I just received You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness by Julie Klam:

You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness

Here's the blurb:
The hilarious and heartfelt chronicle of a woman learning the secrets of love, health, and happiness from some very surprising teachers: her dogs.

Here's my Friday 56:
"I don't think I'm going to be able to get him to obey for my Friskies when he's got his own buffet."

About the Author:
Julie Klam grew up in Bedford, New York.  After attending NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and interning at Late Night with David Letterman, she went on to write for such publications as O:The Oprah Magazine, Rolling Stone, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, and The New York Times Magazine and for the VH1 television show Pop-Up Video, where she earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Special Class Writing.  She married the show's producer, Paul Leo. They live with their daughter and three dogs in Manhattan.


  1. I love this type of book, am a pet lover for sure and that poor baby on the cover is so ugly it is cute!!!

    My 56 at Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories today

    jackie ^_^

  2. I love it - my dog, Gypsy, most likely expects her own plate when we eat. It isn't until supper is over and tidbits fed that she'll eat from her bowl.

    Here's my Friday 56

  3. Sounds interesting with her great writing credentials as well. I just watched a KPBS special about dogs with special needs children.

    Here's mine: (about animals, too)