Dog on the Roof…..Bruce Kluger and David Slavin..Plus book giveaway

Dog on the Roof

Bruce Kluger and David Slavin


They were the typical American family on a typical American road trip—Dad behind the wheel, Mom in the passenger seat, their five adorable kids piled in the back. And, of course, their beloved dog strapped to the roof.

Wait . . . what?

Now for the first time, here is the completely true—and only mildly embellished— shaggy-dog story of Seamus Romney, the famously fetching Irish setter whose master, future presidential candidate Mitt Romney, plopped him atop the family station wagon for that infamous 1983 car trip. From the majesty of Mount Rushmore to the fabulousness of San Francisco, from the sacred temple of Salt Lake City to the hallowed halls of Washington, D.C., here at last is Seamus’s rooftop account of that headline-grabbing journey . . . unleashed.


This book is not my cup of tea! It’s pretty much making fun of one of the presidential candidates, but not only that, I just didn’t enjoy the story. The authors use a family vacation, with the couple with their children, and their dog riding along in the car. The family inside the car of course, but the dog ride on top of the car in his doggie cage. The pictures add to the book and the story, but not enough to make it a good book that I would want to recommend. Not much else I can say about it. This may be your kind of book. Read the book description above, and the other reviews and see if you want to pick up a copy to read for yourself.

This book was provided by Touchtone books for me to read and review. The opinions here in this review are mine only.


Ok If anyone is interested…I am giving away a copy of this book. I will choose a winner from from those who sign up and leave a comment about the review. Contest ends October 8, 2012



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