Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond


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Scribner Book Company
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6.2 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 0.97 pounds

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About the Author

Alexandra Horowitz is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know; Being a Dog: Following the Dog into a World of Smell; Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond; and The Year of the Puppy: How Dogs Become Themselves. She teaches at Barnard College, where she runs the Dog Cognition Lab. She lives with her family of Homo sapiens, Canis familiaris, and Felis catus in New York City.


Praise for INSIDE OF A DOG

"Causes one's dog-loving heart to flutter with astonishment and gratitude." --The New York Times Book Review

"Nearly flawless" --The Bark

"A thoughtful take on the interior life of a dog." --The Washington Post

"Discover why your dog is so sensitive to your emotions, gaze, and body language....Read this captivating book and enter the sensory world of your dog." --Temple Grandin

Praise for BEING A DOG

"Becoming more doglike, not surprisingly, can make anyone's life a little more vivid." --The Boston Globe

"Fascinating...Horowitz combines the expertise of a scientist with an easy, lively writing style." --The New York Times Book Review

"An incredible journey into the olfactory world of man's best friend." --O, The Oprah Magazine
"Alexandra Horowitz's masterful and witty biography of two intertwined species fully captures the profundity, joy, and absurdity of our bonds with our closest animal companions. Our Dogs, Ourselves is a treat for dog lovers, but also essential reading for anyone interested in our relationship with nature, and what that says about us." --Ed Yong, bestselling author of I Contain Multitudes

"In Our Dogs, Ourselves, Alexandra Horowitz has achieved the rare and admirable feat of combining hard scientific information with a storyteller's gift of detail and depth, a gossip columnist's gift for eavesdropping, and a philosopher's work of making us face the difficult aspects of our love of dogs--all the time re-enforcing the rightness of our choice to love them." --Mary Gordon

"If you love dogs, and even talk to them, you're going to rejoice at this entertaining and enlightening book." --BookPage
"History, facts and data are woven along with entertaining personal anecdotes and asides, allowing Horowitz's findings to be delivered in an appealing, accessible way that readers, especially dog lovers, will savor and absorb." --Shelf Awareness

"Though grounded in extensive academic research, Horowitz's book speaks to a broad audience through personal anecdotes and relatable prose." --Library Journal

"For a wide-ranging exploration of the human-dog relationship, including its perils and pitfalls, pick up Our Dogs, Ourselves... [It] will make you see canine companions in new ways." --Science News