Some of the best books I have read in recent years are by Jon Katz, an "old-fashioned" journalist who once worked for CBS and for The Washington Post. Disenchanted with the traditional news business, he began writing for online magazines. Deciding to move to the mountains of New York during a mid-life crisis, he began writing books that explored the relationships between people and dogs. I love the ones I have read: The Dogs of Bedlam Farm, Soul of a Dog and Running to the Mountain. If you are looking for a book that will make you laugh and cry and feel good, pick up one of these, or any of his other books. They make great reads when traveling. You don't have to be a dog lover to love Jon Katz . . . But if you are then you will completely get what he is trying to say!
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