The dog log : an accidental memoir of yapping yorkies, quarreling neighbors, and the unlikely friendships that saved my life / Richard Lucas.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "The Dog Log, written as a daily notation to the sheriff’s department, begins as a simple complaint about a barking dog, but it soon becomes a powerful self-exploration and confessional. It’s a touching, hilarious, and cleverly sneaky memoir of a man in Los Angeles who rediscovers himself when his elderly neighbor falls and he must reluctantly tend to her two badly behaved Yorkshire terriers. What he discovers in her apartment shocks him into a surprising decision, and by addressing her problems, he inadvertently resolves his own. With humor and honesty, The Dog Log looks into big-city loneliness, heartbreak, and old age, but then climbs into the light. When one man knocks on his neighbor’s door, and his life changes forever."--Amazon.com.
    • ISBN:
      9781641601184
      1641601183
    • Accession Number:
      2019023305
    • Accession Number:
      on1089222084
      1089222084
    • Accession Number:
      fay.669510

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1

At times, this book is a tough sell: a soul-baring pity party by an L.A. resident who's out of love and out of work. But comedian-writer Lucas redeems himself by caring for two Yorkshire terriers after his next-door neighbor lands in a convalescent home. His memoir is told through a diary-log he starts keeping when a local deputy sheriff tells him he must itemize his barking-dog complaints. As it goes on, Lucas discovers that neighbor Irene (owner of said barking dogs) is a hoarder, her apartment has been trashed by animals, and her Yorkies Nelson and Lauren are in desperate need of some TLC. Good deeds prevail, and Lucas' ex-girlfriend Roxy returns (though he eventually ends the relationship). He does an overhaul cleaning of Irene's home and, in the process, starts to straighten up his own life. Better still: Irene's health improves, and the two become friends. A quick read with a happy-for-now ending. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1

At times, this book is a tough sell: a soul-baring pity party by an L.A. resident who's out of love and out of work. But comedian-writer Lucas redeems himself by caring for two Yorkshire terriers after his next-door neighbor lands in a convalescent home. His memoir is told through a diary-log he starts keeping when a local deputy sheriff tells him he must itemize his barking-dog complaints. As it goes on, Lucas discovers that neighbor Irene (owner of said barking dogs) is a hoarder, her apartment has been trashed by animals, and her Yorkies Nelson and Lauren are in desperate need of some TLC. Good deeds prevail, and Lucas' ex-girlfriend Roxy returns (though he eventually ends the relationship). He does an overhaul cleaning of Irene's home and, in the process, starts to straighten up his own life. Better still: Irene's health improves, and the two become friends. A quick read with a happy-for-now ending. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.