Earlier this year I had the chance to interview author and writing teacher Joni B. Cole about her book for writers, Toxic Feedback (click here if you missed it). It received such a good response from readers here at My Literary Quest Joni has asked me to review her latest book; Another Bad-Dog Book, Tales of Life Love and Other Neurotic Human Behavior, which will officially hit the shelves this next Tuesday, October 4th.
Contrary to its title, this is not another personal narrative about the misadventures of a dog, thank heavens. It is more an intimate look at the life of a woman who searches for the balance between her roles of professional writer, mother, dog owner, and trusted friend. The book is written as a collection of short essays that range anywhere from giggle-inducing to tugging-at-the-heart-strings touching, making it perfect for those short getaway readings during busy days.
As a fellow writer, mom, and dog lover, reading this book was like stepping into a comfortable pair of shoes, welcoming and familiar. I personally identified with many of the anecdotes shared and often found myself laughing along with Joni as she discovered new truths. Although it would have deepened the reading experience had I known Joni personally, I found it a pleasure to read and well written.
Joni can be found at her website http://www.jonibcole.com/ .
Another Bad Dog Book can be pre-ordered anywhere books are sold and at the following online retailers: