Americans can’t get enough of dogs, but two new books show the extremes that we’ll go with them—from Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson’s obsession with his dog’s love to Michael Vick’s crimes against them. Elizabeth Hess on canine literature.
Elizabeth Hess is the author of Lost and Found: Dogs, Cats and Everyday Heroes at a Country Animal Shelter. A documentary film based on her recent book, Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who Would be Human, will be released next year. Elizabeth is currently writing a social history of the American Pit Bull Terrier.