NPR Going To The Dogs

There was a good interview last week on NPR’s Fresh Air with Michael Shaffer, the author of a new book about dog culture. Here’s some info and a link to the stream/podcast on NPR. We thought it was pretty good. Enjoy! 

From the Fresh Air podcast, April 1, 2009 :

one-nation-under-dog1In his new book One Nation Under Dog, Schaffer takes a close look at the $43 billion industry that’s grown to help enable that obsession, explaining how that booming market reflects our evolving ideas of consumerism, family, politics and domesticity. But One Nation Under Dog is no dry industry analysis: It’s a book, as Schaffer explains, that’s meant “to say as much about how contemporary humans live as it does about the modern lives of dogs and cats.”

Schaffer has worked as a writer and an editor at the Washington City PaperU.S. News and World Report and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102594087

http://michaelschaffer.net/

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