Unity Books Wellington & Allen & Unwin NZ warmly invite you to hear
MIKE WHITE & JEREMY TAYLOR (SLOW BOAT RECORDS)
discussing Mike’s new book
HOW TO WALK A DOG
ILLUSTRATED BY SHARON MURDOCH
Friday 1st November, 12-12:45pm
Unity Books Wellington, 57 Willis St
ABOUT THE BOOK
The highs and lows, joy and heartache of owning a dog are told in this beautifully written story of life in and around a dog park.
‘This wryly affectionate portrait of dogs and their people is a tail-thumpingly delightful read.’ Jane Clifton
‘So charming and funny and sincere – this is dog lit at its best.’ Steve Braunias
‘Mike White, for decades one of the country’s most persuasive journalists, makes a case here as irrefutable as it is moving: throw a stick, make a dog happy, be a better person. He has convinced me.’ Vincent O’Sullivan
Mike White began walking his SPCA-rescue huntaway, Cooper, at Wellington’s dog parks ten years ago, and since then has become part of a remarkable community of people and their pets.
Written with wit, wisdom and heartbreaking poignancy, How to Walk a Dog is a story anyone who has ever owned or loved a dog will relate to. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will learn some of the secrets of living with a dog.
Illustrated with drawings from acclaimed cartoonist Sharon Murdoch.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
White is one of New Zealand’s best-known journalists and a senior writer at North & South magazine, where he has won more than 20 national media awards, including the Wolfson Fellowship to Cambridge University. In 2013 he wrote the best-selling true crime book Who Killed Scott Guy?
He lives in Wellington with his partner, Nikki, and they walk Cooper along the coast, through the bush and at the city’s dog parks.
SHARON MURDOCH is an award-winning cartoonist, and the first woman to regularly produce political cartoons for New Zealand mainstream media. She also draws the cartoon cat Munro, who accompanies the daily crossword in Fairfax newspapers, and has produced a book of cartoons about him called Munro: a cat, a mouse, a crossword clue.
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