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The Gift of Jazzy
by Cindy Adams
After New York Post columnist Cindy Adams lost her husband Joey to cancer, finding companionship again was the last thing on her mind. But one day, a visit from a friend brought just that, in the form Cindy least expected: a tiny dog. Cindy Adams brings her famous wit, smarts and taste for celebrity gossip to a wry and touching story of the bond between a dog and its unlik ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published February 14th 2004 by St. Martin's Griffin
(first published 2003)
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Dogs are my passion and I couldn't put this book down. It' about a famous New York columnist, Cindy Adams who while grieving over the death of her husband has been gifted a puppy, whom she names Jazzy. Cindy can't even keep a plant alive and the thought of taking care of another living creature is daunting. Cindy knows every celebrity as she is a celebrity writer. The book tells many amuzing tales of her interviews many with Jazzy by her side. Every dog lover will be able to relate to the hijink ...more
This book is Cindy Adam's memoior about her first Yorkie that she got right after her husband died. It is about how he helped her get through the death of her husband, and about all the funny little tricks and antics and trouble that puppies/Yorkies get in to. As a Yorkie owner myself I loved this book.
This was a cute book about gossip columnist Cindy Adams' dog Jazzy and the love she has for him. It is apparent throughout the book that she loved her husband, then transfers that love to her dog. All dog lovers/parents can relate (except she is super rich and provides Jazzy with ravishing things). A perfect book for dogs lovers to read in bed with their dog children.
Cindy Adams is rude and pompous at times, but her story of unexpected love is genuine and heartwarming. I was expecting this book to be more about the dog than it was, but I found myself laughing out loud at some of Jazzy's antics. Many of the stories were obviously embellished (and there's a note stating that in the beginning), and I enjoyed the simpler stories of Jazzy causing trouble more than those that were clearly tweaked for humor's sake. There were also some weird tense changes, although ...more
Cindy Adams is a well known gossip columnist for the NY Post. After the death of her husband of 40 years, friends gifted her with a tiny Yorkshire Terrier who she named Jazzy. She immediately fell in love, bringing him along almost everywhere with her. This book is about the famous people the author associates with and the trouble her puppy gets into at every turn. Number one, the chick has way too much money. Number two, she has absolutely no control over the animal, which was probably a total ...more
This woman loves to brag about her wealth accumulated through a marriage of convenience and her high social status. I am an avid dog lover and have worked in the animal industry as a business owner and professional for the past 7 years. It makes me cringe when pet owners are ignorant as to what pets need to properly be cared for. I'm sure through the life of the dog, she learned, but so far this read has been nothing but her bragging about her Human-infested life and about how poor Jazzy who was ...more
Mixed Review: When I started this book, it was 5 stars. Laugh Out Loud. I thought of the friends that would love Cindy Adam's acerbic humor. I would have started the review: Not just a dog story, a story of love and mourning, celebrities and laughs. But then after a while, the author's voice began to grate on my nerves, and I just had to stop listening. I think it was too long. But listen to the beginning for sure!
I always liked Cindy Adams when she did her gossip segment on WNBC in NYC with Sue Simmons. She was this crazy NY lady with big jewelry and a big mouth. I thought maybe this book would be funny, and since I was in the market for a light, summery beach read, this seemed like a good choice. But I got bored very quick reading about her and the dog.
Cute book for dog lovers. Not exciting prose, but it was entertaining. Adams, a columnist for the NY Post, writes about the com fort and love she garnered from a Yorkshire terrier after the death of her husband. She takes the dog everywhere with her and its antics make for fun reading.
Awful. Read by the author with a strong NY accent like she was doing comedy routine in the Catskills, but it was very unfunny. Supposedly about how the tiny dog helps her when she is widowed, but it was too much about the author and not about the dog. I repeat, awful!