“a smart read… with incisive one-liners and self-deprecating humor… Klam's warmth and wit is enough to keep this book light and engaging.” To read the full review, click here.
Julie Klam interviews herself about the most exciting parts of her life and her new memoir, Friendkeeping. Click here to check out the interview!
“I realized as I read it that I wasn't responding only to the book itself — which covers territory like secrets, crisis management, and how much advice to give your friends — but to the mere fact that it was written. It was taking seriously something, namely adult friendships, that often turns into the wallpaper of cultural life: something that's there, and that's lovely, and that ideally you don't have to think about, but not something that you would delve into deeply. Not something you attend to specifically.” To read the full piece, click here.
Susan Orlean and Julie Klam talk about the joys and pitfalls of writing dog books, whether to allow dogs into your book tour readings, and why even ugly dogs can be cute, in an interview for the New York Times Book Review. Click here to read more!
“With books like last year’s You Had Me at Woof and the new Love at First Bark, New Yorker Julie Klam has established herself as a funny, astute observer of dogs and the obsessives who own them -- including herself.” To read about “Big Dog People,” “Purse Dog Princesses,” and more, click here
Library Journal gave Love at First Bark, Julie Klam's latest "dog-oir," a starred review: "A few lucky people are natural storytellers and Klam is one of them. Not only am I sure she could make a visit to the dentist sound funnier than most jokes, but she's also nearly convinced me that dogs can make you a better person." Read more...
Erica Jong’s new anthology Sugar in My Bowl features three Riverhead authors who share their stories, thoughts, and advice on real women and real sex. Rebecca Walker, author of One Big Happy Family, reflects on walking away from the best sex she could have had. Meghan O’Rourke, author of The Long Goodbye, writes about reaching out for her first lover after her mother’s death. Julie Klam, author of You Had Me at Woof, talks about rebellion against being too open about sex. Read more excerpts on the NPR website here.
About the Author
Julie Klam grew up in Bedford, New York. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller You Had Me at Woof, as well as the memoirs, Friendkeeping, You Had Me at Woof, Love at First Bark and Please Excuse my Daughter. She has written for such publications as O: The Oprah Magazine, Rolling Stone, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, and The New York Times Magazine and for the VH1 television show Pop-Up Video, where she earned an Emmy nomination. She lives in Manhattan.
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