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Book Nook: I Want to Kill the Dog, by Richard M. Cohen


Richard Cohen has had it with the family dog. Jasper, the mutt in question, drives Cohen around the bend. Jasper barks all the time and the sound of that bark is lacerating. This dog is in constant motion, barking, scurrying around the house, and when Cohen's spouse the TV star Meredith Vieira is home, Jasper is fiercely protective of her. He won't let Cohen near her.

So Cohen is a bit flustered with Jasper. That's why he wrote this book.  Please don't misunderstand the title. Cohen would never lay a hand on little Jasper. Of course if a falling piano or heavy safe just happened to clip the little guy Cohen probably wouldn't be that upset. This book is meant in fun. It's humorous and clever and witty. Cohen just needed to get some things off of his chest.

Cohen's visit to the Book Nook was his first interview for this book. Enjoy!

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Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.