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Dog lover? This is for you

By Gary Bogue
Thursday, November 8th, 2007 at 6:48 am in dogs.

Meet Claudia Kawczynska & Cameron Woo, editors of Berkeley’s own THE BARK Magazine.
They’ll read from “HOWL: A Collection of the Best Contemporary Dog Wit,” Sunday, Nov. 18, 4-5 p.m. at Cody’s Books, Inc., 1730 Fourth Street, Berkeley (510-559-9500).

I just received this press release:
“Dogs are celebrated members of our families thanks to their capacity for unconditional love, unfaltering loyalty, and now, in ‘HOWL: A Collection of the Best Contemporary Dog Wit’ (Crown; Oct. 23), for their comedic genius. With a follow-up to the New York Times bestseller ‘Dog Is My Co-Pilot,’ the editors of THE BARK have returned with more than seventy rollicking pieces — ranging from personal essays and parodies to satires and aphorisms — highlighting the hilarity of life with dogs.
“The editors of THE BARK have tapped into the dog-friendly literary world to capture the witty, sophisticated voice of today’s canine culture.
“With works from a variety of contemporary humorists, literary authors, and comedians — including Al Franken, Dave Barry, Margaret Cho, Kinky Friedman, Pam Houston, Haven Kimmel, Laurie Notaro, and Roy Blount Jr. — ‘HOWL’ presents a comical and insightful look at the behavior of dogs and their people.” (The press release goes on and on but I think you get the point.)

I’m curious. When editors do a reading from a book of contemporary dog wit … do they just stand up there in front of everybody and BARK and HOWL at the audience?

It’s probably worth going just to find that out. /Gary

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