Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #3: Dogs


“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”
–Groucho Marx

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Betty White Reads To You
(You’re welcome.)

  1. Harry the Dirty Dog



  1. Short Leash: A Memoir of Dog Walking and Deliverance by Janice Gary



  1. The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs edited by the New Yorker
  2. DOGS! An Anthology: A collection of comics on our canine companions by writers & artists from India & the USA edited by Vidyun Sabhaney
  3. Woman’s Best Friend: Women Writers on the Dogs in Their Lives edited by Megan McMorris



Fiction and Poetry

  1. Sight Hound by Pam Houston
  2. To Build a Fire by Jack London, original version, 1902
  3. To Build A Fire by Jack London, famous second version, 1908
  4. Dog Songs by Mary Oliver


Non-Fiction and Photographs

  1. Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home by Rupert Sheldrake
  2. Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel
  3. Rin Tin Tin by Susan Orlean
  4. The Lost History of the Canine Race by Mary Elizabeth Thurston
  5. Literary Dogs & Their South Carolina Writers edited by John Lane and Betsy Wakefield Teter


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Anna March’s writing appears regularly in Salon and here at the Rumpus and her work has been widely published including in The New York Times' Modern Love Column, New York Magazine, VQR, Hip Mama and Tin House. Her essay collection, Feminist Killjoy, and novel, The Diary of Suzanne Frank, are both forthcoming and she is at work on two new books. She teaches writing workshops, mentors writers, is active in promoting literary community and is the co-founder of LITFOLKS in LA and DC. She lives in Rehoboth Beach and Los Angeles. Sometimes she has pink hair. Follow her on Twitter @ANNAMARCH or learn more about her at ANNAMARCH.COM. More from this author →