Tales from a Dog Catcher

Tales from a Dog Catcher

"In the tradition of James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small and John Grogan's Marley & Me, Tales from a Dog Catcher is a humorous and heartwarming collection about love, laughter, loss, acceptance, and fate, in the world of an animal control officer."
- Publishers Marketplace"

...Writing in a style reminiscent of James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small, she recalls her experiences in 22 vignettes that dispel and replace stereotypes with an image of a compassionate individual concerned with animals and people alike. Like Herriot, she is a gifted storyteller and an astute observer.... At times amusing and heart-wrenching, this memorable book deserves wide readership. Highly recommended for public libraries. "
- Library Journal (starred review)

... In Tales from a Dog Catcher, she brings together these experiences in a magical book that is funny, touching, and heartrending by turns." - Amazon.com

"This is a wonderful book. I had a hard time putting it down. I was laughing and tearing up, sometimes at the same time! I didn't want it to end..."-Nina Killham, Bestselling Author of Believe Me, How to Cook a Tart, and Mounting Desire

"Having good writing skills isn't a prerequisite for getting a job as a dog catcher, but the two certainly make a good combination for the author of Tales from a Dog Catcher...Some stories are funny - some may move you to tears. I may be barking up the wrong tree, but I think they will appeal to animal lover's and even those who don't care for pets will enjoy reading about the eccentric people involved in these tales from a dog catcher." ...Phyliss Davidson - INFO Metropolitan Library System Magazine. Oklahoma

"Summer reading! Enjoy tales about hero hounds, crazy cats. Great dog books just made for Summer Reading! ... Here's a list of some of our favorite books ... Tales from a Dog Catcher by Lisa Duffy-Korpics is a collection of real stories about people and the animals they encounter...this book is in the tradition of "All Creatures Great and Small" by James Herriot. The stories are funny, sad, uplifting and even silly." ...Laurie Denger - Dayton Daily News. Ohio

"...In Tales from a Dog Catcher," author Lisa Duffy-Korpics recounts her years as an animal control officer in a series of fascinating and engaging stories...the stories can be funny and heartbreaking, often simultaneously...However, there is no shortage of entertaining encounters. Animal lovers will appreciate the candid tales, and enjoy a new perspective on an often unexamined profession."...Dog Channel.com

"Lisa's numerous on-the-job adventures are compiled in this collection of sad, charming, delightful and humorous short stories. ...Animal lovers of all ages will appreciate Lisa’s recollections of her memorable encounters with domestic animals and injured wildlife in the beautiful Hudson Valley." ...Rachelle Nones - Tri County WOMAN magazine. New York

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tales from a Dog Catcher as a Television Show or Movie?

Lately, I've had the great pleasure of having people come up to me to tell me that they've read my book. It's such a great feeling, and thankfully, most of them say they really enjoyed it. However...it seems that there are certain comments I hear over and over. The first one is a bit odd, but I think it's pretty funny. It seems that my book is a very popular bathroom read. I can't even count how many people tell me that they read Tales from a Dog Catcher in the bathroom. If I think about it, it does make sense. Each chapter can be a story unto itself which is great for a busy reader who can't find the time to read a book in one sitting...hmmm...sitting. Sorry, I really couldn't help that.

I wonder if Stephen King gets that? "Hey Steve, loved Salem's Lot, read it on the potty. Yup, great story...enjoyed every minute of it!" Another frequent, and less personal, comment is that people could see this book as a movie or a television show. I hear that one a lot. Of course, that would be wonderful for many reasons so if you are reading this, (cough-cough), and you are from a network or film studio, I'd LOVE to hear from you. Hey, I can dream.

So, my faithful blog readers and also for those just popping in for a quick visit - I have a question for you . Who should play me? It would have to be someone who could play a bit of a clutz, with spunk, and young enough to play someone in their early 20's during the mid 1980's. Of course that makes me, um....29 now.
The most popular answers so far are Drew Barrymore and Sandra Bullock. I love both of those actresses, yet Drew is 34 and Sandra is my age. So, if you're up for some fun - let me know who you see playing the Dog Catcher. I'd love to hear from you!
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The Lyon Press, Guilford,Connecticut
The Lyons Press is an imprint of The Globe Pequot Press
Cover design by Georgiana Goodwin
Cover photographs © Shutterstock

Printed in the United States of America
US $16.95 / CAN $19.95
Tales from a Dog CatcherDuffy-Korpics © 2009
Dewey: 636.7
Dogs — New York (State) — New York — Anecdotes. Dog rescue — New York (State) — New York — Anecdotes. Duffy-Korpics, Lisa