My Dog Tulip
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My Dog Tulip
J. R. Ackerley
Biography & Memoir
Jul 26, 2018
When first published in England in 1956, Tulip was considered shocking because of what one reviewer called its “scatological and gynaecological detail.” But while the messy details are certainly present in abundance (chapter 2, for example, is entitled “Liquids and Solids”), to be put off by them is to miss the forest for the trees. For it is precisely J. R. Ackerley’s frank, unashamed, and often hilarious discussions of his beloved Alsatian’s bodily functions, her insistent animality, which bring this particular dog to such vivid and unforgettable life.
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Oct 15, 2018
Any dog lover will be filled with warm appreciation when reading this book
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Dec 20, 2018
I love books about dogs and their people.
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I did try this but found it too tied up with the dog's bodily functions to care. Not that James didn't warn us!
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Feb 18
I don't really consider myself a "dog book" person, but this is a dog book unlike any other. I also highly recommend Ackerley's "My Father and Myself" and "We Think the World of You" (which is another rather perverse man-and-his-dog story). Haven't read his "Hindoo Holiday" yet, but expect to enjoy that one just as much.
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Aug 8
I had never of heard of this book, but I just started it and it's a joy to read!
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