The Puppy Diaries

  • by Jill Abramson
  • Narrated by Beth MacDonald
  • 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An instructive and marvelously entertaining chronicle of a puppy's first year, by the executive editor of The New York Times.
One sparkling summer day, Jill Abramson brought home a nine-week-old golden retriever named Scout. Over the following year, as she and her husband raised their adorable new puppy, Abramson wrote a hugely popular column for The New York Times website about the joys and challenges of training this rambunctious addition to their family. Dog-lovers from across the country inundated her with e-mails and letters, and the photos they sent in of their own dogs became the most visited photo album on the Times' site in 2009.
Now Abramson has gone far beyond the material in her column and written a detailed and deeply personal account of Scout's first year. Part memoir, part manual, part investigative report, The Puppy Diaries continues Abramson's intrepid reporting on all things canine. Along the way, she weighs in on such issues as breeders or shelters, adoption or rescue, raw diet or vegan, and pack-leader gurus like Cesar Millan or positive-reinforcement advocates like Karen Pryor.
What should you expect when a new puppy enters your life? With utterly winning stories and a wealth of practical information, The Puppy Diaries provides an essential road map for navigating the first year of your dog's life.


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Customer Reviews

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The personal touch of the reader added

What made the experience of listening to The Puppy Diaries the most enjoyable?

I love dogs; and I loved sharing it with the author

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Puppy Diaries?

Her decision to go with another dog to help her heal her body

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Keep up the production of new books

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- Martha

just average

for those of us who have dogs, there's really nothing new here ... 2 empty nesters get a puppy.
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- Robin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-11-2011
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio