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Talking with Psychology Today

about the new book.

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Got a lovely review and illustrated excerpt

in my favorite dog magazine.

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Had to make room for this fabulous cover.

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Hakuyosha Publishing Co., Ltd.

2019

 

Pure-Bred Problems

 

Some French bulldogs have trouble breathing. Golden retrievers can suffer from vision problems. And some pugs have weak hind legs.

 

Michael Brandow, commentator on dog issues and author of A Matter of Breeding: A Biting History of Pedigree Dogs and How the Quest for Status Has Harmed Man's Best Friend, discusses the growing dangers behind today's obsession with purebred dogs. 

 

UK Edition

Gerald Duckworth and Company Ltd

August 11, 2016

Dogs Today

BOOK OF THE YEAR

2016

Got in The New Yorker again.

My lambaste of irresponsible consumers who buy sick, deformed accessory pets made the cover of The Village Voice and has lots of panties in knots. Also made it into "Notable Essays and Literary Nonfiction,"

THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2016.

It's an honor to be part of Hugh Dorigo's important new documentary on the root causes of animal homelessness.

 

Guests also include: Temple Grandin, Mark Derr, Marc Bekoff, James Serpell, and other leaders in their fields.

View:

Read about:

My essay on political correctness and censorship:

 

Confessions of a Hello Kitty Killer:

The Pernicious Effects of Cuteness

 

Yes, this does have to do with dogs as well.

Quillette, a new platform for free thought and controversial ideas, has been raising eyebrows and getting press. Stunning endorsements from Steven PinkerDavid Brooks (NYT)Michael Shermer (Scientific American), and Richard Dawkins who writes: "Quillette, superb online magazine, stands up for the oppressed minority who value clarity, logic, and objective truth."

My essay on so-called

 "cultural appropriation." 

     "Digging at the AKC Library"

 

          Dogs Today / May 2018

My thoughts on this notion of finding

     the right breed to match your

        "personality and lifestyle."

 

       Related blog post below:

 

 "Your Yorkie Was a Killing Machine"

      

    VICE Magazine / Nov 2017

Had fun chatting with VICE about the dark pasts of some favorite house pets. 

       "New York's pooper scooper laws

                   don't do shit"

  I strongly disagree in this interview with 

   

           The Outline / April 2018

 

Had a blast shooting the sh*t about canine waste laws

with author AJ Jacobs and HBO comedienne Abbi Jacobson.

 

(Episode #4 starting at 30:38 mins)

 

First radio show for the new book:

 

An Argument Against Pedigree Dogs

 

Word of Mouth

New Hampshire Public Radio

 

(Scroll down the page for my segment.)

Got an excerpt from the book on Wes Siler's great Infinitely Wild series with Gizmodo.

 

Why Breeding Pedigree Dogs

Is Just Eugenics By Another Name

 

A real honor to read at Labyrinth Books, Princeton's campus bookstore, on February 28th. Great discussion and nice people.

 

This wonderful "Wall of Dogness" was created to mark their first dog-book event.

I was a guest on Break Thru Radio's very cool Third Eye Weekly.

The theme of this show is "Secrets," and a dirty one dog breeding is.

 

Listen to the entire show:

 

 

 

Michael Brandow

 

A Matter of Breeding

 

Sat Feb 7, 7:00PM

 

Reading

Audience Q&A

Book Signing

 

Reading at the Writers Read event in Chelsea devoted to dogs.