My Dog

My Dog

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

Book - 2013
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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 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."
Publisher: Kansas City, MO : Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC, 2013
ISBN: 9781449437527
Branch Call Number: 741.4573 MYDO
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Inman, Matthew (Firm)


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SCL_Leanne Nov 12, 2017

Hilarious! I certainly see my dogs in this book. Love The Oatmeal!

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SCL_Leanne Nov 12, 2017

Hilarious! I certainly see my dogs in this book. Love The Oatmeal!

Sep 28, 2017

this is sooooooooo inapropriate do not let kids read!!!!!

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