How A Rooster Made Me A Family Man

Book - 2012
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Pete Hamill meets John Grogan in this heart-warming, humourous, and wise memoir of a man who learns how to live by living with animals. The unlikeliest of teachers, Buddy adds comedy to every page of this touching love story. It's not only about the lighthearted devotion between a family and its animals, but about Brian finding his true match as an adult and giving up his entrenched life in order to finally settle down with the woman who makes him better.
Publisher: New York : Crown, c2012.
ISBN: 9780307953063
Characteristics: 328 pages ;,22 cm.


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Jun 03, 2013

Starts out strong with solid writing. It fizzles at the end. The subject was not strong enough to draw any huge life altering conclusions as the title suggests.

Lindajwink Mar 19, 2013

A quick, entertaining read that had me both laughing and crying; a well written memoir by Boston Globe writer Brian McGrory, a story for animals lovers, those dealing with blended families, and anyone looking for a story with a moral as well as a happy ending. I highly recommend this book.

ChristchurchLib Jan 15, 2013

"After novelist and newspaper columnist Brian McGrory's dog, Harry, died, Brian began dating Pam, Harry's veterinarian. When Pam and Brian eventually marry and Brian joins Pam's household, he struggles to be accepted by one family member: a rooster named Buddy. Buddy continuously attacks Brian, apparently believing that he must protect Pam, her two daughters, and the other animals from his invasion. This funny and insightful memoir explains how Brian learns how to belong to a family despite Buddy's hostility and Brian's continuing sadness over the loss of Harry." January 2013 Biography and Memoir Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=591080

Dec 12, 2012

This is the most fun book I've read in a long time. It's about people and animals, but, mostly, it's a wonderfully positive look at relationships. Loved it!

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Jun 11, 2013

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