When I tell you that “Sleeping Between Giants: Life, If You Could Call It That, With a Terrier” by Dave Jaffe is a funny book, you seriously have to believe me.
I started to read it in the lobby of the auditorium while I was waiting for my son’s concert to start. I had to stop reading it in public because I was making a spectacle of myself, laughing, snorting, and insisting that my husband quit doing what he was doing so that he could read the passage I was laughing at.
This is a book about Budleigh, a mutt of a terrier that Dave and his wife rescued from a shelter. Budleigh is high energy and Dave is a great storyteller, alternating between vignettes, cartoons, and made-up dialogues between Budleigh and his doggie pals.
Seriously, it’s a funny book. There are a few lines and phrases that have made it into the every day private joke lexicon of my family. Things like “vibrate through walls” and “Comcast Customer Service Evil.” You’ll have to read the book to find out what they are. Of course, we have a mutt of a terrier in our house, Lincoln, who doesn’t much look like Budleigh, but who from all descriptions should never meet Budleigh in person lest they plot and take over the world.
Here’s a picture of Lincoln, laughing after reading the book. (Yes, Lincoln can read. How else could he have hacked into my Wi-Fi? Terriers are smart.)
To read the book and/or to read Dave’s blog and more about Budleigh, click here:
Lori B. Duff is an award-winning author who practices law on the side. Her latest book, “If You Did What I Asked in the First Place” was awarded the Gold Medal for humor in the Foreword INDIES awards in 2019. You can follow her on Twitter at @LoriBDuff and on Facebook. For more blogs written by Lori, click here. For more information about Lori in general, click here. If you want Lori to do your writing for you, click here. If you want Lori to help you market your book, click here.