Another Bad-Dog Book by Joni B. Cole
Tales of Life, Love, and Neurotic Human Behavior

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In this collection of twenty-eight "riotously funny and outrageously honest" true-life tales, author Joni B. Cole manage to mingle low moments with high comedy; and social awkwardness with social observation.
 
The title essay was inspired when the author went to the bookstore and noticed all the bestsellers about adorably naughty dogs. At first resentful of these other writers' successes ("Unfortunately, my own career as an author had not been going so well these past couple years, not since I'd discovered the 'Watch Instantly' option on Netflix"), Cole eventually realized she had her own bad-dog story to exploit--hers in the form of her adorable "Chihuahua Bat," who won't be contained by invisible fencing and won't let anyone pet the family cat in peace. Yet from this huffish beginning evolved a tale as heartwarming as it is hilarious.
 
Self-aware, edgy, and masterfully crafted, this charismatic collection (including some heartbreakers) is for anyone who has ever felt over-attached to a pet, stalked her high school crush, said long goodbyes to loved ones, or tried to talk (and talk and talk) her way through the ups and downs of life. A wonderful new addition to a genre best described as humor that matters.
 

About Joni B. Cole

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Joni B. Cole and B. K. Rakhra are the creators of the acclaimed This Day diary project and authors of This Day in the Life. They live in Vermont. Joni B. Cole and B. K. Rakhra are the creators of the acclaimed This Day diary project and authors of This Day in the Life. They live in Vermont.
 
Published October 11, 2011 by PublishingWorks. 214 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Despite its title, this collection of personal essays from Cole (Toxic Feedback) is not a dog book, and only the title essay concerns the author's Chihuahua mix.

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“Joni Cole’s voice may be brutal, but readers, drawn to turn to the next page, will be rewarded: She is funny—and so is her gutsy book.”The title, Another BAD DOG Book, will puzzle prospective readers when they see the table of contents, since only the first and last of Joni B.

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Chick Lit Central

Hence I love reading books where the author has this ability.Still to this day (a 12 year old dog) my mom's dog (my sister lol) Shaina will rip apart & chew into pieces a mouth guard.

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Perhaps my favorite chapter was the one titled, “A Vermonty State of Mind.”In this essay Cole frets over the fact that though she and her family have lived in Vermont for over fifteen years, she still feels that she is somewhat of a Vermont “misfit;” an outsider, because she doesn’t “have fortitu...

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