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, is a rich man. A self made man with all the trappings of success and then some.Not too long into one of his busy days, he snaps. He delivers a slap to the face of his secretary who has been(he feel ...more
Second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. I’m re-posting a 2012 review in honour of the Year of the Dog. Wishing all my friends who are celebrating a great doggie year. Woof woof!
Anyone who has ever had a pet dog he or she loves will find Susan Wilson’s “One Good Dog” a heartwarming read. The story is alternately told from the perspective of two narrators: man versus dog. The first is a third-person account by Adam March, a top executive whose life spun out of control in one rash ac ...more
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
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
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 actually had difficulty in the beginning with Adam March's narrration, capsuling his life .. ie his attitude / his views .. But I kept being drawn into the book, trying to send Adam hope ..support.. totally WILLING him to want sweet doggie Chance.
I found the book to be very well written and will look forward to reading her next "doggie" book: THE DOG WHO SAVED ME .. :)
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
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
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
I had so much hope for this one. As someone who works with rescue dogs the idea of a story of a man rescuing a former fighting Pit Bull and learning to be a better person through helping this dog sounded like a beautiful story.
First, I just want to take a second to recommend my all time favorite documentary, The Champions, which attempts the same message and excels in a way this book does not. It’s the story of the dogs rescued from M ...more
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Married, two grown daughters and a granddaughter and two grandsons - plus four step grands.
Lives in Oak Bluffs, MA, on Martha's Vineyard.
Those are the stats. I am a novelist, ten published, one in pr ...more