Friday, September 28, 2012

Blog Tour: Things Your Dog Doesn't Want You to Know by Hy Conrad and Jeff Johnson (with Giveaway)

This virtual book tour is presented by Teddy Rose and Virtual Authors Book Tours.
Welcome to The Wormhole and my day on the tour!
It is my pleasure to feature:
Things Your Dog Doesn't Want You to Know
by Hy Conrad and Jeff Johnson.

Jeff spent most of his working life in advertising agencies, currently as General Manager of Cramer-Krasselt in New York City. He is the author of "The Hourglass Solution: A Boomer's Guide to the Rest of Your Life" and co-authors (with Paula Forman) a national online advice column called "Short Answers," which also appears in newspapers all along the east coast (from Massachusetts to Florida). Jeff lives in Vermont and Key West and is on the Board of Directors of the Waterfront Playhouse and the Florida Keys SPCA.
Best known for his work in mysteries, Hy was one of the original writers for the groundbreaking series, Monk, working on the show for all eight seasons, the final two as Co-Executive Producer. In a related project, Hy was Executive Producer and head writer of Little Monk, a series of short films featuring Adrian Monk as a ten-year-old. His latest TV work was as writer and Consulting Producer for White Collar.
Hy is also the author of hundreds of short stories and ten books of short whodunits, which have been sold around the world in fourteen languages. Hy's first mystery novel series, Abel Adventures, debuted in 2012 with the publication of "Rally 'Round the Corpse." And his first full-length comedy/mystery play, "Home Exchange," premiered at the Waterfront Playhouse in May 2012.
Hy's first humor book, "Things Your Dog Doesn't Want You to Know," also debuted in 2012.
He lives in Key West with his partner and two miniature schnauzers. (

Dear Human:
Your dog probably puzzles you. Most of us do that. And most of us would like to keep things as they are: humans in the dark, dogs with the upper hand.
But we dogs are about to let you in a little secret.  Okay, a lot of secrets.
  • We graduated first in our obedience class three times. This should tell you something.
  • Puppies know that they're being cute. They're using you.
  • We don't sound anything like those silly voices you use to imitate us.
  • We hate those ridiculous names you give some of us. Moonbeam is not a dignified name for a mutt.
  • You might want to check your herb garden for fertilizer.
  • We are only wearing this stupid birthday hat so we can get some cake. No self-respecting dog cares about his birthday.
  • We are not spoiled, certainly not in comparison to teenage girls.
  • We are in charge of the house. We let you pretend that you are.
  • We'd be lost without you. We love you.

It's all in our new book, Things Your Dog Doesn't Want You To Know, as told to humans Hy Conrad and Jeff Johnson. Even Steve Martin (yes, THAT Steve Martin) raves about us!  Inside you'll find revelations such as the reason we at the sofa (leather tastes very similar to rawhide), and what we really think of the costumes you dress us up in.
I'm not alone. Ten other courageous canines have stepped forward to tell you what your dog won't – every last dirty, hairy bit of it.   If you have dogs, love dogs, or have ever been baffled by a dog, this book is a must-have.

My Thoughts:
     I am a dog lover so this was the book for me.  It's fun and funny, touching and cute.  I enjoyed the stories from the perspectives of the dogs!  Although not every page is funny, some stories will make you smile while others will make you laugh out loud.  A great read for those moments when you only have a minute as the stories are only each two pages long.
     This book grabs the reader by the heart - an absolute must read for dog lovers everywhere.

You can buy a copy of this fun book by clicking HERE.
You can enter to win a copy by filling out the form below - good luck - thanks for entering.

Thanks for stopping by The Wormhole. Happy Reading.