What The Dog Said
Praise for "What The Dog Said":
"My favorite books are those that make you laugh, cry, and think--and that's just what this charming collection of stories accomplishes. Brokaw's writing is in entertaining yet sincere."
Carrie Anne Noble, author of "The Mermaid's Sister"
"Life is funny and packed with poignant lessons. So is Joanne Brokaw's 'What The Dog Said.' This book reminds us that each day is an adventure filled with yucks of laughter and yucks of boogers (from dogs and kids). Tickle that funny bone; pluck those heart strings; read this book!"
Kelsey Timmerman, author of "Where Am I Wearing" and "Where Am I Eating"
"'What The Dog Said" [the title story] made me cry...twice. Without a doubt the BEST dog story in short form I have ever read. Beautiful and powerful. Able to say with such few words what an entire novel by others could not."
Torry Martin, actor, author, screenwriter, creator of Adventures in Odyssey character Wooten Bassett
“I actually LOLed reading Joanne’s witty, wacky and warm-hearted book. Okay, I didn’t ROFL, laugh off body parts, or anything like that, but I did LOL and you will too.”
James N. Watkins
Humorist, Columnist & Author of "Writing with Banana Peels"
“I laughed out loud. Went back, re-read the story, and laughed again. I cried. I read the story again, and wiped more tears away. Joanne has shared the best parts of her writing, told from the heart, offered without shame. Man, woman or child, if you’re human, this book is for you.”
Founder, BlogPaws Online Pet Community
“I want to hang out with Bandit, call him when my day is less than stellar, commiserate over bad days, and tail wag with him when times are on the upswing. Bandit and his mommy weave clever tales of short prose - bite-sized nuggets, if you will - in the name of dog. What a refreshing compilation of short stories involving our very best friends. Now to get a play date with Bandit: On my must-do list. This dog’s future is on fiyah!”
“Joanne’s unique ability find humor in the everyday things that life throws our way is intricately woven throughout this book. 'What the Dog Said' is witty, insightful and a true pleasure to read. Her dog Bandit provides his own canine perspective on holidays like Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Christmas, that will make you smile. The final chapter, from which the book gets its name, was my favorite chapter of all. It will touch the heart of anyone who’s ever owned a dog…all I can say is keep the Kleenex handy.”
Barbara McSpadden, Co-Publisher
Rochester Woman Magazine