Things My Dog Has Taught Me
About being a better human
By Jonathan Wittenberg
A dog's guide to life - how to be a kinder, compassionate, more mindful and wiser human.
'Highly recommended' - Justin Webb
'A wonderful read' - Lorraine Kelly
Our dogs can teach us how to appreciate the wonderful world in which we live, and how to develop better relationships with our friends and families, says author Jonathan Wittenberg.
In this wonderful, warm account of one man and his canine companions, Jonathan shares his inability to resist the big, brown-eyed look which says, 'I'll melt your heart if you even think of going out without me', and the security he feels on a twenty-mile trek across the bleak Scottish Highlands with not a soul for a friend but his border collie.
A good read if you enjoyed watching the new film Isle of Dogs or reading Fabulous Finn by Dave Wardell
Jonathan Wittenberg was born in Glasgow in 1957 to a family of German Jewish origin. The family moved to London in 1963, where he attended University College School, specialising in classical and modern languages, subsequently reading English at Cambridge. He trained for the rabbinate at Leo Baeck College London, receiving ordination in 1987. He now lives in London with his wife Nicky and, three children, and his faithful canine companion, Mitzpah.
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19 Oct 2017
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Hodder & Stoughton
'A wonderful read' — Lorraine Kelly
A heartfelt and perceptive story celebrating the unique bond between human and dog. — Reader's Digest
Jonathan Wittenberg's affection and respect for his canine friends shine from every page... This book will resonate with anyone who has a passing acquaintance with dogs and its gentle, loving message will connect with everyone else. — Methodist Recorder
'At times humorous and always deeply personal, this book will resonate with dog owners of all faiths and none.' — Times of Israel
A book about faithfulness and constancy in a world where both seem lost - highly recommended for dog lovers and would-be dog lovers - gentle and wise — Justin Webb