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Jonathan Katz initially worked as a reporter and editor for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post, and later as executive producer of the CBS Morning News. Jon Katz is now a media critic, a journalist, and the author of several books covering a vast repertoire of vis mere topics. Katz has written several novels as well as non-fiction works which cover topics ranging from geek culture to his relationship with dogs. His titles include The Story of Rose, Dancing Dogs, A Good Dog, Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm and The Second Chance Dog: A Love Story. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Jon Katz

Rose in a Storm: A Novel (2010) 256 eksemplarer
The Second-Chance Dog: A Love Story (2013) 112 eksemplarer
Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm (2011) 87 eksemplarer
Death by Station Wagon (1992) 76 eksemplarer
Dancing Dogs: Stories (2012) 70 eksemplarer
The Last Housewife (1995) 62 eksemplarer
The Family Stalker (1994) 48 eksemplarer
The Father's Club (1996) 47 eksemplarer
Death Row (1998) 37 eksemplarer
Sign Off (1991) 17 eksemplarer
Dog Who Loved (2010) 13 eksemplarer
Ein Engel auf vier Pfoten: Roman (2011) 3 eksemplarer
The Dog Nobody Loved (2014) 2 eksemplarer
Out of the Shadows (2009) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

A Dog Year [2009 film] (2011) — Original book — 5 eksemplarer

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3.5 stars

Simon was a donkey close to death in a tiny enclosure with no shelter when he was rescued. Jon Katz had a small farm and offered to take Simon in and, along with his wife, bring Simon back to health and happiness. Jon indicates in this book that he also benefitted from having Simon, learning about compassion along the way.

I really liked the parts about Simon and the other animals on Jon’s farm (and neighbouring animals, particularly the 101-year old’s elderly blind pony, Rocky). When he philosophized about compassion, though, I didn’t agree with him. Yes, I am more compassionate toward animals than (some) people; I feel like animals are more like kids or babies, in that they are dependent on humans and aren’t always able to change their circumstances, whereas humans are more likely to be able to have the power to do that for themselves (or they can ask for help). He doesn’t address this when he insists that we should still be compassionate towards the humans who abuse animals. He did tend to repeat himself at times, though I think that’s a small thing. The stories about the animals were great, though, and that really was the bulk of the book.… (mere)
LibraryCin | 8 andre anmeldelser | Apr 7, 2024 |
Midlife meets mountain. And dogs. And Thomas Merton.

It's a very personal account of a writer's search for a meaningful retreat from his everyday life, but holds lessons for us all.
breathslow | 9 andre anmeldelser | Jan 27, 2024 |
A collection of stories about dogs that was overly simplistic, overly repetitive and way way too corny.
kevinkevbo | 3 andre anmeldelser | Jul 14, 2023 |
I read about a third of this book. I didn't like it. I think the made-up word "humblebrag" is a good word for the narrator's voice in this book.
franoscar | 30 andre anmeldelser | Mar 18, 2023 |



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