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You Can Have a Dog When I'm Dead - Essays on Life at an Angle - cover

You Can Have a Dog When I'm Dead - Essays on Life at an Angle

Paul Benedetti

Publisher: Dundurn

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Summary

Hamilton Spectator columnist Paul Benedetti’s essays paint a wonderfully funny portrait of family life today. 

 

Paul Benedetti has a good job, a great family, and successful neighbours — but that doesn’t stop him from using it all as grist for a series of funny, real, and touching essays about a world he can’t quite navigate. 

 

Benedetti misses his son, who is travelling in Europe, misplaces his groceries, and forgets to pick up his daughter at school. He endures a colonoscopy  and vainly attempts to lower his Body Mass Index — all with mixed results. He loves his long-suffering wife, worries about his aging parents and his three children, who seem to spend a lot of time battling online trolls, having crushes on vampires, and littering their rooms with enough junk to start a landfill.

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