I Thought You Were DeadBy Pete Nelson
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- Author: Pete Nelson
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Algonquin Books
- Published: 2011-03-22
- Edition: Reprint
Humour. For Paul Gustavson, a hack writer for the wildly popular For Morons series, life is a succession of obstacles. His wife has left him, his father has suffered a debilitating stroke, his girlfriend is dating another man, he has impotency issues, and his overachieving brother invested his parents' money in stocks that tanked. Still, Paul has his friends at Bay State bar, a steady line of cocktails, and a new pair of running shoes (he's promised himself to get in shape). And then there's Stella, the one constant in his life, who gives him sage advice, doesn't judge him, and gives him unconditio- nal love. However, Stella won't accompany Paul into his favorite dive bar. "I'll roll on dead carp, I'll even eat cat turds, but that place grosses me out." Stella, you see, is Paul's aging Lab-shepherd mix, and she knows Paul better than he knows himself. A feel-good novel that proves you can cope with life's challenges when you have a good dog by your side--especially if it's a dog that can provide sage advice, laugh at your bad jokes, and see through your bullshit.