You Can Have a Dog When I'm Dead You Can Have a Dog When I'm Dead

You Can Have a Dog When I'm Dead

Essays on Life at an Angle

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Publisher Description

Hamilton Spectator columnist Paul Benedetti’s essays paint a wonderfully funny portrait of family life today.

Paul Benedetti has a good job, a great family, and successful neighbours — but that doesn’t stop him from using it all as grist for a series of funny, real, and touching essays about a world he can’t quite navigate.

Benedetti misses his son, who is travelling in Europe, misplaces his groceries, and forgets to pick up his daughter at school. He endures a colonoscopy and vainly attempts to lower his Body Mass Index — all with mixed results. He loves his long-suffering wife, worries about his aging parents and his three children, who seem to spend a lot of time battling online trolls, having crushes on vampires, and littering their rooms with enough junk to start a landfill.

GENRE
Humour
RELEASED
2017
February 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Dundurn Press
SELLER
Dundurn Press Limited
SIZE
991.1
KB

Customer Reviews

wmacphail ,

Snapshots of a Family and a never still life

This book, in column after funny, achingly sad and very human column captures the moments that make a family. Benedetti writes about birth, death, cottage mooching, losing your car keys - and just about everything else that's not nailed down. His writing is honest and almost always humorous, until the raw emotion of a family tragedy or disappointment is laid bare in tight prose. Lovely, witty work from a keen observer and a beleaguered and blessed father.

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