My Dog: The Paradox: A Lovable Discourse about Man's Best Friend by The The OatmealMy Dog: The Paradox: A Lovable Discourse about Man's Best Friend by The The Oatmeal

My Dog: The Paradox: A Lovable Discourse about Man's Best Friend

byThe The Oatmeal, Matthew Inman

Hardcover | May 7, 2013

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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 on The and was liked on Facebook by 700,000 fans. Now fans will have a keepsake book of this comic to give and to keep.

In My Dog: The Paradox, Inman 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. Hilarious and heartfelt, My Dog: The Paradox eloquently illustrates the complicated relationship between man and dog.

We will never know why dogs fear hair dryers, or being baited into staring contests with cats, but as Inman explains, perhaps we love dogs so much “because their lives aren’t lengthy, logical, or deliberate, but an explosive paradox composed of fur, teeth, and enthusiasm.” is an entertainment Web site full of comics, quizzes, and stories. The site gets more than 7 million unique visitors and 30 million page views a month; 250,000 blogs and Web sites have linked to it. is written, drawn, and coded by Matthew Inman, a king of all trades when it comes to the Web. Matthew lives ...
Title:My Dog: The Paradox: A Lovable Discourse about Man's Best FriendFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 6.2 × 6.1 × 0.5 inPublished:May 7, 2013Publisher:Andrews McMeel PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1449437524

ISBN - 13:9781449437527

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love for Dogs + Sense of Humor = This Book Any dog owner can relate to the hilariously true shenanigans of Rambo in this brief book :) I love it!
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely for Dog People Hilarious and completely true. I like dogs, but my husband LOVES our dogs (not in a weird way) and I dread the day we lose either pup. They make us laugh, and then curse their very existence (especially needing an extra pee break/ to smell the wind at 4 a.m.!!). Great insights and drawings.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Bad Language This book was funny BUT it has many swear words in it. Unfortunately I bought it as a gift for an 11 year old and was not happy when I found out the language was so bad. As it looks like a kids/young adult book it should have a warning on it. definitely an adult book
Date published: 2014-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome, funny, accurate, truthful, realize great little book about your dog...what do they really think, what they are truly doing and who is who in the relationship fun book. enjoy!
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Accurate! I bought this book for my boyfriend's stocking. It is so incredibly accurate of our little pug! Love this book!
Date published: 2013-11-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great book It was a great read, but way too short. Only took five minutes to read.
Date published: 2013-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but short I love the oatmeal's online blog and his books. This one was both funny and touching, but I wish it was a little longer with more content.
Date published: 2013-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious Hilarious - but only if you are a dog owner!
Date published: 2013-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So true I loved this book. Every page was either my dog or a dog I know. It's funny but very poignant .
Date published: 2013-06-03

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"Matthew Inman is the Gary Larson of the Internet age." (Advertising Age)