One Good Dog
On the most important day of his career, a frustrated, out of control Adam March gives his new (annoying) PA a slap on the face and his life is changed forever. With two years probation, loss of his heavyweight job and divorce from his rich-bitch of a wife on the horizon, Adam is assigned the embarrassing task of a community service job working for a local soup kitchen where he eventually loses a bit of his arrogance and gains a new...more
And, not incidentally, Michael Vick, the dogfighting football player, is the lowest form of scum on earth.
Adam March is in the higher echelons of a company in line to be CEO and then he slaps his secretary. He loses his job and his family and most of his money. He is sentenced to serve a year's community service at a men't homeless shelter.
A pit bull is trained to be a fighter until he is injured too badly to fight. He escapes as the men try to take him away. Out on the streets, he fen ...more
3.5 stars, bumped up to 4 for the excellent narration. I have a few quibbles with the book (listed further below), but none with the superb performance by Fred Berman and Christina Delaine. I appreciated hearing two distinct voices, clearly differentiating the characters. I liked the way the ...more
I have complaints, but it’s a thoughtful book and above average.
I’ve read a number of books in the women’s fiction genre, but almost none in men’s fiction. This is the latter. It’s about a man with anger and abandonment issues. He is extremely successful in the corporate world and then loses it all due to an angry action. He loses his job, his wife, and his money. He’s now living alon ...more
I am an animal lover. They give true unconditional love. They don't judge you and are always there for you. I believe they can heal emotional wounds. That is what happened to Adam in this book.
Of course this was a predictable book. A spoiled rich guy had to learn humility and what bet ...more
The message should have read, "Your sister-in-law called".
Adams actions caused him to lose his high paying job, his wife and daughter, his several homes, and many of life's luxuries. His actions hae also caused him to be part of a law suit that leaves him doing community service ...more
The most important day in Adam March’s life begins with a failed alarm clock, only gets worse, and culminates with a furious slap to his secretary. Predictably, his career and personal life immediately unravel during the ensuing legal battles. Left with nothing, Adam rents a run-dow ...more
I liked the story of the human, though, well f ...more
This is a marvelous tale of redemption, salvation and reinvention. Two tough fighters--one a man, one a dog--stumble upon each other at a very critical juncture in both of their lives. The human, Adam, has just lost his high powered and status driven life, including his family. The dog, eventually named Chance, is on his last chance at the animal shelter. Narrated half by Adam and half by Chance, this is an utterly engrossing tale of recreating yourself with more than one love story ...more
You can read about it on Amazon. Adam March is a "self-made" m ...more
Adam, the human, is a total ass-bag and trainwreck waiting to happen. i was actually happy to see him brought down and his life trashed. Sure that may be petty of me but he did sort of deserve it. When someone is that selfish and self absorbed, how can they ever hope to empathize with another human, much less with a dog they ...more
It revolved around very disturbing subject matter (the deplorable "sport" of dog fighting), homelessness, abandonment, despair; and ends with redemption, forgiveness, recovery, reconciliation and love.
One of the things I liked best (and I tip my hat to the author) is that the descriptions of Chance's existence (notice I don't say life) in the world of dog-fight ...more
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Married, two grown daughters and a granddaughter and grandson.
Lives in Oak Bluffs, MA, on Martha's Vineyard.
Those are the stats. I am a novelist, seven published, one in progress, and a occasional co ...more