Throughout the discussion I caught myself nodding my head constantly the entire hour. Every word that came out of Ken's mouth resinated with me and made me itch to start reading the book. From his discussion about his own pit bull rescue in New Orleans called The Sula Foundation to his work with BAD RAP and Animal Farm Foundation which both helped contribute ideas, stories, and photos to the book-- my head was sore from all of that nodding!
As soon as I got home I plopped myself on the couch and began to read Ken's book which is filled with beautiful color photography that captures the true essence of pit bull type dogs. Along with the images, Ken writes about topics such as the origin of the breed, rescue work, and pit bulls as family dogs. I was so excited to even see a picture of our friends from Two Pitties in the City showcased on page 21 of the book (the inside scoop is that a photographer attended a Chicago SociaBulls walk to gather photos for the book and Mr. B happened to make the cut!).
Ken has been on tour since the end of October, but there are still a few states that he will be visiting in the coming weeks. If you live close to any of the locations below, I strongly encourage you to attend a signing and discussion:
11/9: Atomic Books, Baltimore, MD
11/10: Books on the Square, Providence, RI
11/12: RJ Julia, Madison, CT
11/13: Nichola's, Ann Arbor, MI
11/14: Summit Brewery, Twin Cities with A Rotta Love
11/15: The Book Cellar, Chicago
11/20: Book People, Austin, TX
11/27: Denver, CO
If you don't happen to live close to the tour, you can learn more about Ken and his amazing book courtesy of StubbyDog here.
If you've already had a chance to read the book, what did you think? Do you have any other dog book recommendations?