Last updated on August 7, 2015
I love summertime for so many things, and catching up on good books is one of my favorite summer pastimes. If you love dogs and reading, then A Letter to My Dog book is your “must read” material of the season. If you are a cat lover, not to fret: A Letter to My Cat is designed for feline aficionados. Here’s the scoop and how you can win a copy of this precious book for dog lovers (and cat lovers, too).
About the Author
A creative force who loves to turn a great story into a visual spectacle, Lisa Erspamer is a five time Emmy-nominated producer and the president of Unleashed Media, a television, film and digital production company in Los Angeles.
Prior to starting her own multi-media company, Lisa served as the Chief Creative Officer and Executive Vice President of Programming and Development for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network where she launched over 40 original series and created 7 original documentaries in less than two years. Lisa also served as Co-Executive Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show, where she produced hundreds of shows and oversaw such memorable episodes as the biggest Flash Mob in history, the legendary car giveaway, Oprah’s After Oscar Specials, Oprah’s Favorite Things, Whitney Houston’s final interview, and many others. Lisa is the creator of the bestselling book series A Letter To… which includes books: A Letter To My Dog, A Letter To My Cat and upcoming A Letter To My Mom.She currently lives in Los Angeles with her two precious pups, Lily and Grace and is working on her next book, A Letter To My Baby!
I met Lisa at the BlogPaws 2015 Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, in May of 2015. She is a dynamo, personable, kind and warm, and most of all a dog lover of the highest order. I purchased a copy of A Letter to My Dog and was gifted with a personal inscription. Over the Fourth of July weekend, I read the book cover to cover. I felt such a connection with the prose on the pages: How many of us (present company included) wish with all our might that we can actually tell the dogs in our lives how much they mean to us? There is a story in here for you.
Beyond the prose, the photographs are breathtaking. This is the kind of book you set on your coffee table, smile when you see it, and visitors will pick up when they see it. The photographs are courtesy Robin Layton, an award-winning photojournalist and renowned artist. At the age of 24, Life Magazine named her one of the eight most talented photographers in America and Nikon calls her one of the best photographers in the world. Her exquisite work has been nominated for a Pulitzer prize and featured in the Smithsonian. This in-demand photographer’s impressive client list includes; President Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston, Sidney Poitier and more.
About the Book
A Letter to My Dog is a beautiful, heartwarming book featuring stunning photographs and deeply personal letters written by a variety of dog lovers to their beloved, four-legged friends. This special collection of touching letters and magnificent portraits is a celebration of the loyalty and unconditional love we have for our precious pups.
This book includes letters from: Oprah Winfrey, Tony Bennett, Kristin Chenoweth, Fran Drescher, Hilary Duff, Chelsea Handler, Mariel Hemingway, Tyler Perry, Maria Menounos, Cynthia McFadden, Robin Roberts, Willow Smith, Michael Vartan and more.
A Letter to My Dog is guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and maybe even wag your tail.
For Cat Lovers, Too
As a follow-up to the hit book A Letter to My Dog, A LETTER TO MY CAT features beautiful photographs and deeply personal letters from cat lovers to their beloved, four-legged friends. There are letters from the keepers of social media star Lil BUB and of Matilda, the official cat of the Algonquin Hotel. Readers will meet Buddy, who helped save his owner from sudden cardiac arrest; Koshka, who was rescued by an Army staff sergeant in Afghanistan; and Scooter, a disabled cat who comforts patients at hospitals and nursing homes.
The stories in A LETTER TO MY CAT are moving, funny, and full of love for our most discerning furry friends. Among the many touching sentiments:
- Dr. Mehmet Oz tells Baby Cat: “I knew from the moment you came into our lives that you were the perfect addition to our family.”
- Animal Planet star Jackson “The Cat Daddy” Galaxy calls Velouria his “feline Sherpa through the years of discovering my true purpose.”
- Mike Bridavsky, owner of Lil BUB, says the Internet sensation is, “the best boss a dude could ever hope to have.”
- Gina Gershon writes to Cleo: “You have been my best friend, muse, traveling companion, and true love for the past seventeen years.”
- Carrie Ann Inaba remembers her first encounter with Taz: “That day I found you on the street is one I will always be thankful for.”
- Stacy London composes a poem for Al: “You talk to me endlessly / In purrs and meows / But I understand every word / As if they were bonjours and ciaos.”
- Beth Stern assures her blind rescue cat, Bella: “You are a survivor. Now, relax, sweet girl, and enjoy the life you so deserve.”
Winners of the Books are:
A Letter to My Dog:
The Daily Pip
A Letter to My Cat:
Melissa and Truffles
Want to win a copy of Letter to My Dog or Letter to My Cat? We have 5 copies of each to give away. Simply reply in the comments below and tell us the name of the pet you’d love to write a letter to! Ten winners will be drawn from all entries. US and Canada, must 18 or older. Complete rules here.
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