Many of the 90 mini-essays in Paul Benedetti’s You Can Have a Dog When I’m Dead are very funny. Others are compassionate, clever, rueful, or tender. Sometimes there’s even an outbreak of wisdom — all of which means that in its swift snapshots, the collection contains plenty of the sweetnesses, sorrows and, not least, the jollities of actual life.
Joan Barfoot, author of Luck and Critical Injuries
Paul Benedetti has an uncanny ability to look at the small things and see the big picture — or the big things and find the small truth. In the spirit of the great Gary Lautens, he introduces you to family, neighbourhood and real life. You will laugh out loud and you will quietly weep. And you will enjoy every word.
Roy MacGregor, author of Home Team: Fathers, Sons and Hockey
This charming and hilarious volume will entertain readers at any stage of their lives.
Well-written and organized in a short and simple way, You Can Have a Dog When I’m Dead is most certainly a book that was made to take along with you on vacation or even for a weekend at the cottage.
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