My Dog by Matthew Inman

My Dog

Matthew Inman dishes another helping of hilarity from his online comic The Oatmeal in My Dog: The Paradox. After years of carefully observing his own dog, Rambo, Inman follows his #1 New York Times best-selling How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You, with this ode to the furry, four-footed, tail-wagging bundle of love and unbridled energy frequently dubbed man’s best friend. This eponymous comic became an instant hit when it went live...


Details My Dog

TitleMy Dog
ISBN9781449437527
Author
Release DateMay 7th, 2013
PublisherAndrews McMeel Publishing
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages32 pages
GenreHumor, Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Nonfiction, Animals, Dogs
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Reviews My Dog

  • Patrick
    2014-12-29
    I love the Oatmeal's comics, and I love reading things to my little boy, so it seemed completely natural for me to try sharing this book with my little boy.It... didn't work out so well. As I started reading, I realized that a lot of the humor wouldn't make sense to him, or would just be in appropriate. The one exception was the comic about the dog eating its own poop. We had a good laugh together over that. Apparently poop-eating is a universal ...
  • Dirk Grobbelaar
    2015-07-03
    So I purchased this after reading Melki's Review which was really short and sweet and just piqued my interest.I can only say "Amen" and paraphrase the tag-line for Wayne's World:I laughed, I cried, I hurled!
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    2014-02-13
    "The Oatmeal" should NOT make a person cry. But it did. RIP to my beloved Potter. I still miss you every single day. (just like a human, she blinked almost every time her picture was taken)Also to the current little assholes who reside in my house and heart: Harveyand Bad Bad Leroy BrownI still love Mitchell more than both of you. He has never pooped in the house.
  • Nicky
    2013-11-20
    This is an adorable little comic! It's short, sweet and funny. And even so, still very touching. (If you've ever had a dog that does unfathomably weird and disgusting things, but you loved them whole-heartedly anyway, you'll know what I mean.) It's not really a tale, more like a collection of ruminations and observations about the funny, absurd, an contradicting things dogs do, in the form of a comic book/picture book for "horsebeasts"...er, I me...
  • Carol.
    2014-01-03
    I discovered The Oatmeal during a charity campaign that resulted from creator Matt Inman's internet kerfluffle about an online news aggregator site using his material. After Inman complained, the site owner sent him a letter alleging defamation and demanding $20,000. Inman responded in typical mocking fashion starting a donation campaign on Indiegogo for American Cancer Society and National Wildlife Federation. I started following him out of admi...
  • M. C.
    2013-04-23
    The "War and Peace" of poop-eating dog books. Almost unbearably suspenseful, what with the horsebeast and all. You'll laugh. You may cry. You may laugh so hard you cry. And then you'll think really hard before letting your dog lick your face.Seriously, I hope this guy makes a gazillion dollars and goes to live happily on a tropical island with beautiful ladies feeding him exotic sherbets.
  • Melki
    2014-02-13
    Best damned dog book EVER!
  • Karen
    2014-10-03
    For a book that can be read in less than 5 minutes (a time frame that allows for lingering on every one of its 32 pages - THIS is how I will reach my reading goal), I laughed and laughed! The comic is freely available on The Oatmeal, but it is funnier in color in book form with a surprise and a laugh at every turn of the page. When my husband and I were broke, we used to pick out books for each other at the public library as presents-for-a-week. ...
  • Crawley
    2013-06-03
    Fact: Oatmeal created a better love story in 32 pages than Twilight did in 4 books..
  • Neko~chan
    2013-06-25
    I love this book. I really love this book.I found the comic for this book online. Then I saw My Dog: The Paradox on the shelf of a local library. Needless to say, I didn't even hesitate before grabbing it off the shelf.I'm seriously considering the idea of giving an edition of this book to a friend- it's good enough to put a smile on anybody's face. The best thing about it is that I can completely relate to what Inman is talking about. One of my ...
  • Margaux
    2013-12-09
    AW!!!First of all, THE OATMEAL. Second of all, Dogs. Third and finally, this was adorable. I hope Yoshi never dies and when he does I'm going down too.
  • Feather Mista
    2014-04-25
    Imposible no sentirse identificado en muchas de las páginas de este libro, pero sobre todo me identifiqué con este párrafo de la introducción:"Se me acaba de ocurrir que mi perro no tiene ni idea de cómo me llamo", me dijo una vez un amigo. Me pasé semanas pensando en aquello. Un perro es el mejor amigo del hombre, pero ¿qué es el hombre para un perro? ¿Qué piensa él de mí, de ese mamífero simiesco y erguido que lo baña en golosinas...
  • Josie
    2013-05-09
    Today I was perusing the shelves of Barnes & Noble and I found this short (only 32 pages) and hilarious book by Matthew Inman, My Dog: The Paradox: A Lovable Discourse about Man's Best Friend. Let me just start by saying, that this is a laugh out loud sort of comic book for dog lovers everywhere about the hilarity of our furry friends, our lifelong friends, the good and constant pals, our dogs. You may have even already seen some of Matthew's hil...
  • Susan Paxton
    2013-07-18
    You will laugh hysterically, you will weep. Matt Inman, aka "The Oatmeal," has captured in a few pages the mystery and wonder of our canine friends. Based on his dog Rambo, here drawn as a kind of furry burrito with legs and a tail, Inman ponders why dogs eat crap but not vegetables, how they react the same way when we return after 4 seconds or 4 hours, their bizarre fears and fearlessnesses, and their mortality. A great gift, I think, for someon...
  • Eyehavenofilter
    2013-07-30
    Not quite as funny as his cat plotting to kill you book but totally apt description of dogs as far as I'm concerned. "I don't DO" dogs " ..... They are not my favorite animal.....they book really explains it perfectly. Dogs smell, eat their own poop, and vomit, and roll around in any thing that smells bad, hence the" dogs smell" statement. They will eat anything, destroy anything and pee on anything, of value without hesitation. Did I mention tha...
  • Beverly
    2014-07-29
    This book discusses the canine penchant for rolling in horse droppings, chasing large animals four times their size, and acting recklessly enthusiastic through the entirety of their impulsive, lovable lives. Not very humorous and poorly written. Can be misjudged for a children's book. Raw, foul language.
  • Jana
    2014-05-31
    Much like the subject matter himself, My Dog The Paradox is short, sweet, and deceptively simple. Recommended for dog lovers, smart dogs who can read, and aliens who wish to know more about human culture.
  • Deirdre
    2013-12-22
    My mom bought me this book. It is hilarious. Matthew Inman is hilarious. My mom is also hilarious. MOM, I HOPE YOU ARE READING THIS.
  • Joel
    2013-10-06
    As with other Oatmeal offerings, this book is an entertaining, funny, cute, and shockingly true and relative look into a piece of life. Only downside is that its so short and has no original material in it.
  • B.
    2015-04-04
    I agree. Completely. Luckily my dog hasn't eaten her vomit yet. Yet.
  • Librariasaurus
    2013-05-21
    A funny little gift book about a man and his dog. Made me giggle numerous times. A great gift for anyone who loves their dog. From the makers of TheOatmeal.com
  • Liz
    2013-04-28
    Loved this book! It totally discribes my dog and his characteristics!
  • Tunkabean
    2016-01-17
    Aww mannnnn... feels!
  • Meagan
    2015-04-29
    AwwwwwLove this! Makes me want to go hug my dog so much. :) Funny and so heart-felt! A must-read. Get it!
  • Isabel Cerchiaro
    2013-11-04
    So true!
  • Nicole
    2014-05-25
    I think the author was spying on me and my dog....
  • Kelly Syhre
    2013-06-06
    Hilarious!! Particularly to people who have been owned by a dog. I could relate to it all!
  • Mark
    2013-05-29
    I think this book is hilarious, and I'm not even a "dog person." Maybe that's why I find it so funny.
  • Lauren
    2013-12-15
    Read this at the book store and laughed out loud, and then almost cried. Then went home and hugged my pups. The Oatmeal is brilliant.
  • Kyrie
    2013-11-18
    I wanted to like the book more than I did.