The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout

Jill Abramson (Author)

Product Details

$17.99  $16.55
St. Martin's Griffin
Publish Date
October 16, 2012
5.4 X 0.8 X 8.2 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author

JILL ABRAMSON, a bestselling and award-winning author, is the executive editor of The New York Times. An unabashed dog-lover, she has long been fascinated by the complex relationship between dogs and their owners. She, her husband, and Scout live in New York City and Connecticut.


"A golden retriever of a memoir. Unaffected, unironic, and lovingly goofy... it should hit the wide, heart-shaped mark cultivated by dog fanciers everywhere." --Alexandra Styron, The New York Times Book Review

"A worthy addition to the crowded so-called dogoir genre... Ms. Abramson writes with intelligence and grace and never descends into the saccharine... [Her] voice is bighearted and surprisingly down to earth as she and her husband forge a stronger bond with Scout at their side." --John Grogan, The New York Times

"Jill Abramson had me at 'woof'... Scout is a doll, all right, but Abramson lives up to her resume as one, um, dogged journalist... It shares so many fears, frustrations, misapprehensions and joys with child-rearing that you could drop a kid's name in some passages instead of 'Scout' and it would make perfect sense." --The Los Angeles Times

"Part memoir, part manual, the New York Times executive editor's account of her beloved golden retriever's first year is like a good dog trainer--affectionate and instructive." --O, Oprah Magazine

"In this wonderfully engaging narrative, Abramson documents the ups and downs of Scout's first year... The story of how she molds Scout into a compliant, city-dwelling creature will give hope to anyone who owns a problematic pooch. Along with humorous anecdotes and can't-be-beat memories, Abramson offers sound counsel on breeding, adoption and diet, making this an invaluable guidebook as well as a sweet valentine to a lovable canine." --Bookpage

"A pleasant mash-up of memoir and light journalism tracing Abramson's journey from the death of her previous dog, Buddy, to the full acceptance of Scout as his replacement."

"In addition to the simple, sweet pleasure of reading about the love between people and dogs, The Puppy Diaries offers a few more sophisticated treats." --Newsday

"In this book, based on her popular Times blog, [Abramson] chronicles her first year with her new puppy, Scout, and... consults with dog authorities like Cesar Millan of The Dog Whisperer, clicker-training Diane Abbott, and animal behaviorist Temple Grandin... Puppy owners will enjoy her account of the trials and joys of raising a puppy and will benefit from her balanced look into the contentious realm of dog-training methods." --Publishers Weekly