No Better Friend offers a unique collection of intimate essays by celebrities about the dogs that have touched their lives, giving us the inside scoop on the bond between owner and dog, defined not by status or popularity but founded instead on what truly matters: loyalty and love. These sometimes poignant, often touching, always personal stories show a hidden side of celebrities we know only through screen, stage, and the media. Readers will find joy, laughter, sadness, and a deeper connection to their favorite icons.
Arlene Dahl recounts her miniature schnauzer Maxi’s hilarious misadventures with Liza Minnelli’s schnauzer, Emmelina. Massimo Ferragamo pens a reverse love letter from his German wirehaired pointer, Penna. Andrzej Krakowski details his pit-Lab Hoover’s side-splitting brush with the law. Patti LuPone shares a heartbreaking remembrance of her beloved yellow Lab, Indiana. Steve Martin reflects on how his Lab Roger defined over a decade of his life. Natalie Portman reveals how her rescue dog, Charlie, helped her weather a broken heart. Mark Ruffalo expresses gratitude for Frieda Number Two, his Schipperke that prevented his young son from drowning, and Elaine Stritch delivers an impassioned monologue about the miniature dachshund that Noel Coward gave her.
Each moving essay includes a photo of the contributor and his or her beloved canine. Dog lovers everywhere will cherish these remarkable tales of celebrities and their four-legged soulmates.