Set the record straight with I'm a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America's Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet. Filled with inspiring stories and photographs, this heartfelt tribute to the pit bull celebrates one of America’s most popular yet misunderstood dogs. Perhaps more than any other breed, the pit bull has been dogged by negative stereotypes, when in truth they are innately wonderful family pets that are just as capable of love and good deeds as any other dog. That’s why Ken Foster sings the praises of pit bulls in I’m a Good Dog, a gorgeously illustrated and tenderly written tribute to the most misunderstood of canines.
Ken Foster has made it his mission to bring these overlooked canines into the limelight. I’m a Good Dog traces the fascinating history of this breed, starting with a century ago when the pit bull was considered a family dog, featured in family photos and trusted as loyal companions for children. But more recently, they have been portrayed to the media as stereotypes of everything they are not—and Foster shatters this maligned reputation with moving profiles of pit bulls that serve as therapy dogs, athletic heroes, search-and-rescue dogs, educators, and perhaps most importantly, loving pets. He also profiles many pit bull lovers, from Helen Keller and Dr. Seuss to actor Todd Cerveris. Proving there is much to love and nothing to fear, this book restores the pit bull to its rightful place as friend, family member, athlete and entertainer.
About the Author
A writer and teacher, Ken Foster is the author of the bestseller The Dogs Who Found Me and its sequel, Dogs I Have Met. His collection of short stories, The Kind I'm Likely to Get, was a New York Times Notable Book. His work has been featured in Salon, Time Out New York, The New York Times Book Review, and other publications. He lives in New Orleans with his dogs Brando, Zephyr, Douglas, and Bananas.
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