Bill Henderson

All My Dogs: A Life

Declared to be "Best In Show" by the Washington Post, All My Dogs is one of Henderson's most popular memoirs. From the Godine catalogue: “It may be true that a dog is man's best friend, but if you are a serious dog owner, you are probably a serial dog owner, having embraced not one but a succession of canine companions, each of them memorable in their own particular way, and each marking a particular era in your own life.

"Indeed, our lives can be chronicled by the lives of the dogs we have owned, each death marking an ending, to be followed shortly by a new beginning. In this intimate, moving, and revealing memoir, Bill Henderson, the beloved founder of the Pushcart Press, divides up the stages of his life into canine epochs. There was (and there always is) the first dog, the worst dog, the ones that died untimely deaths, the one who saved a marriage. The book contains lovely line drawings by Leslie Moore, is designed and printed on an intimate format, and is even set in Minion, which means faithful companion. This is a book to love even if you don't love dogs.”

Selected Works

Memoir
A personal essay about breast cancer and sacred construction
"Henderson divides his life into delightful and moving canine epochs." –Publishers Weekly
A quixotic, vulnerable book about building a tower to save your life.

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