PRAISE FOR REX AND THE CITY
“Hands-down the best human-with-dog memoir you will ever read!” ~ Bark magazine
“Rex and the City is a very sharp and poignant (and funny) human-dog love story, but it is also more than that, a very revealing piece of social commentary shedding light on the impact dogs can have on families, friends and relationships. A lot of fun!” ~ Jon Katz (author of A Dog Year, The Dogs of Bedlam Farm)
“I’ve been a fan on Lee Harrington’s writing on dogs for a long, long time and Rex and the City is a shining example of why. Written with warmth, hilarity, honesty, and most importantly, hope, Rex captures –wonderfully– what it is that we love so much about dogs and the countless things they give to us. Read this book! ~ Alison Pace (author of City Dog, and Pug Hill.)
“For the love of dog, please read this joyful, thoughtful, honest, and clever book. Lee Harrington shows us that learning how to live with a canine is the surest way of learning how to live.” ~ Bonnie Jo Campbell, National Book Award Finalist and author of Women and Other Animals
“I have always loved Lee Harrington’s work. She makes you think, she makes you stop in wonder. She writes about dogs like no other.” ~ Thom Jones, author of Cold Snap and The Pugilist at Rest.
“Harrington’s wry, self-depreciating intelligence is completely winning as she readily admits her insecurities and captures their struggles to form a family in a sophisticated, yet isolating city. Not one dog lover on earth will turn down a metaphoric walk with this loveable pair and their kooky canine.” (Book Page)
“Harrington has crafted a sweet and exquisite story—with humorous asides detailing Rex’s Halloween costume contest, his first time squirrel hunting off-leash and zany neighborhood dog people and their advice—that should appeal to urban dog lovers and New Yorkers.” (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review)
“This fetching memoir will satisfy anybody who’s ever been owned by a dog.” (Chronogram)
“Well-written, smart and observant… with a well-modulated narrative that tweaks the emotions and the funny bone. With comparisons to Twain, Thurber, and Bombeck, [Rex and the City] is “the perfect summer read.” (The Woodstock Times)
“[Rex and the City] had me laughing out loud…well worth the read!”(The Times)
Rex and the City was also included in the “Recommended Readings” pages of The New York Times, Modern Dog magazine, Animal Wellness magazine, Bookfix, Goodreads, and Trashinista.
Lee Harrington had twice been named the “Best Humor Writer” by the Dog Writers’ Association of America.