He tells his life story-from pound dog to beloved family companion-in this unique twist on the dog memoir. An admirer of Tolstoy, Descartes, and Thoreau, Ivan finds himself contemplating life’s biggest questions: Who am I? What is my purpose? And, Why am I always hungry? I loved it!
He tells his life story-from pound dog to beloved family companion-in this unique twist on the dog memoir. An admirer of Tolstoy, Descartes, and Thoreau, Ivan finds himself contemplating life’s biggest questions: Who am I? What is my purpose? And, Why am I always hungry? I loved it! -C. A. Wulff, author of Born Without a Tail and Circling the Waggins. Gandhi, MLK, Tolstoy.
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The process of writing a book from a dog's perspective created, on occasion, a minor identity crisis for me, though living in Ivan's mind for a while did help me see the world in a more optimistic light. Seeing the people that I've known and loved through Ivan's eyes has also deepened my appreciation and gratitude to all who have played a role both in his life as well as mine.
Ivan, a mixed-breed dog-philosopher with an extreme underbite and various other deformities, chronicles his life story with keen observations about his adopted family and the people he loves, covering the life events that touch everyone. A story of hope, love and purpose for anyone who has ever loved a rescue dog. With wry wit, deep insight, and vivid anecdotes, Tim McHugh gives voice to the family pet and delves into the place where the canine and human hearts become one.
'Ivan' is packed with laughs, vivid priceless snapshots of family life and colorful anecdotes that place you square in the middle of the living room of the family cabin, begging for more. Ranny Green, Dog Writers Association of America. Literate, poignant, and hilarious. Gary McKinney, author of Slipknot. Ghandi, MLK, Tolsto. van.
Ivan! A Pound Dog's View on Life, Love, and Leashes by Tim McHugh and Publisher Turner Publishing. Publisher: Turner Publishing. Print ISBN: 9781596528314, 1596528311. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9781596529236, 1596529237. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9781596528314, 1596528311.
Tim McHugh writes hilarious books and hard hitting folk and rock music. To Ivan, love and relationships with people are what matters most, and that if a deformed pound dog like him can find love and acceptance, anyone can. His is a lively, humorous story of hope and perseverance.