Friday 18 October 2013

My Life With Snoopy by Joey Camen

An exciting, tail wagging story about the relationship between Snoopy the shelter dog, and his human friend, comedian Joey Camen.   
Comedy and calamity ensue with various dogs, cats, and colourful characters you'll meet throughout Snoopy and Joey's thirteen year friendship. Snoopy, the best-looking Sheltie-mix ever to come out of the Burbank Animal Shelter redeems Joey's distrust of dogs from a boyhood incident in Detroit and brings immense joy to his life. 
Animal lovers will laugh and shed a few tears, as they enjoy this unique and entertaining perspective on the dog-human connection.

Who could resist that gorgeous face of Snoopy the Sheltie cross that looks out from the cover of Joey Camen's book? I'm certainly an animal lover, but I'm a cat person rather than a dog person, however, I was smitten when I heard about Snoopy and was more than happy to read and review 'Snoopy' when the author contacted me with his request.

My Life With Snoopy is Joey Camen's tribute to the shelter dog that changed his life.  Joey had quite an unconventional childhood, and his experiences as a boy had turned him off the thought of owning a dog ..... until he met and fell in love with Snoopy.  

The story is written from the heart, Joey Camen exposes his true feelings and makes it clear that he is able to do that purely because of the relationship that he had with Snoopy.   OK, the writing is a little rough and ready here and there, it could do with some fine-tuning, but this only adds to the sincerity of the story.  The author has exposed his vulnerabilities, as a reader you feel as though you've been along on the journey with them, learning from Snoopy and watching Joey banish his demons.

Animal lovers, especially dog lovers will enjoy this story.  It's often very funny, it's warm and realistic and yes, it is quite tear-jerking in places.

My Life With Snoopy was published on 1 October 2013 by Cedar Forge Press to coincide with Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog-Month.
The American Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) recognises October 2013 as Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog-Month.

Joey Camen is a veteran stand-up comedian, voice talent, actor and award-winning short film maker.  He
has performed professionally since the age of seventeen in everything from movies, to sitcoms, to Las Vegas showrooms.  He was the protege of legendary voice actor Daws Butler - better known as the voices of Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound.  Joey has provided voices for numerous cartoon shows, commercials, movies and video games.   My Life With Snoopy is his book writing debut.  Joey lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their cat.

For more information about Joey and Snoopy visit the website  and visit the Facebook page

1 comment:

  1. Aw bless this sounds amazing. I couldn't read it at the moment it would upset me too much - we lost our rescue dog called Snoopy just a few weeks ago. I love books about animals though, they often show that it's us who are rescued by the animals just as much as the other way around. I'm currently reading "a street cat named bob" (I know, it's been out for years but I picked it up recently in a charity shop). It's a fabulous book, animals do so much for people when they need it the most.