Item description for Conversations with My Dog by Zig Ziglar...
Overview Most people talk to their pets (some people even talk to their plants), but Zig Ziglar does more than just talk to his dog. He has conversations with him. Taffy is Zig's little Welsh Corgi. Taffy moved into the Ziglar household in early 1995, and it didn't take him long to endear himself to Dad (Zig). Over the years Taffy has been a part of the Ziglar family-including some really painful years of mourning. Dirty Dog (Zig's affectionate nickname for Taffy) and Dad have talked about many facets of life-from faith to health to relationships. They decided (collectively) it was time to write a book.
Publishers Description Most people talk to their pets (some people even talk to their plants), but Zig Ziglar does more than just talk to his dog. He has conversations with him. Taffy is Zig's little Welsh Corgi. Taffy moved into the Ziglar household in early 1995, and it didn't take him long to endear himself to Dad (Zig). Over the years Taffy has been a part of the Ziglar family--including some really painful years of mourning. Dirty Dog (Zig's affectionate nickname for Taffy) and Dad have talked about many facets of life--from faith to health to relationships. They decided (collectively) it was time to write a book.
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Studio: B&H Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.32" Width: 4.88" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2005
Publisher Broadman And Holman
ISBN 0805432604 ISBN13 9780805432602
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More About Zig Ziglar
Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar (November 6, 1926 – November 28, 2012) was an American author, salesman, and motivational speaker.
Zig Ziglar was born in Coffee County in southeastern Alabama to parents John Silas Ziglar and Lila Wescott Ziglar. He was the tenth of twelve children.
In 1931, when Ziglar was five years old, his father took a management position at a Mississippi farm, and his family moved to Yazoo City, where he spent most of his early childhood. The next year, his father died of a stroke, and his younger sister died two days later.
Ziglar served in the United States Navy during World War II (c. 1943 to 1945). He was in the Navy V-12 Navy College Training Program and attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. In 1944, he met his wife, Jean, in the capital city of Mississippi, Jackson; he was seventeen and she was sixteen. They married in late 1946.
Ziglar later worked as a salesman in a succession of companies. In 1968, he became a vice president and training director for the Automotive Performance company, moving to Dallas, Texas.
As of 2010, Ziglar still traveled around taking part in motivational seminars, despite a fall down a flight of stairs in 2007 that left him with short-term memory problems. State Representative Chris Greeley of Maine mentions Ziglar in the credits of his CD on public speaking.
Ziglar wove his Christianity into his motivational work. He was also an open Republican who endorsed former Governor Mike Huckabee for his party's presidential nomination in 2008.
Ziglar, who had been suffering from pneumonia, died at the age of eighty-six at a hospital in Plano, Texas on November 28, 2012.
Zig Ziglar currently resides in Dallas, in the state of Texas.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Conversations with My Dog?
Entertaining and insightful May 18, 2006
For this particular book, motivational speaker Zig Ziglar employees a highly unusual and interesting method of getting the reader (or in my case, listener) to think. This entire volume is written as if Ziglar's dog, whom he affectionately refers to as "Dirty Dog" has co-written the book. It consists of many different fictional conversations that Ziglar (whom Dirty Dog affectionately refers to as "Dad") has had with Dirty Dog. Dad and Dirty Dog try to discover what makes each other tick and in the process are able to build a greater bond with one another. While being entertained by these conversations, many life lessons are presented -- lessons that teach compassion and understanding, and quite a few Biblical principals that if applied to daily life, can make for a richer, happier existence for the reader. The lessons taught are simple and basic but it is these same simple basic principals that so many of us neglect or forget in our self-centered day to day living. Ziglar's insight comes through loud and clear in the audio presentation in particular. His reading of the book lets the listener feel as if he's hearing these "conversations" first hand. I admit that I was a little put off by the unusual presentation of this material and didn't actually plan to listen anymore after the first disc. But several of Ziglar's statements stayed with me over the next few days and I found myself wanting to hear more. I'm glad I played the other three discs because the listening experience became more and more enjoyable (and valuable) as the the book continued. I recommend this to anyone who has enjoyed the author's previous works.
A Dissappointing Read Dec 29, 2005
This book caught my eye because I own and grew up with Pembroke Welch Corgis. I had not read any other books by Zig Ziglar but had heard of him. At first I found the material somewhat simplistic like someone is reading a book for children and the chapters hold this old fashioned "father knows best" advice that is outdated and old news. I was espcially offended by a chaper in which he explains to his dog how it was ok for his wife to "spank" him. He states ". . . I believe that when kids misbehave, mild corporal punishment is a good approach to take." Then he quotes the bible to back this up. I can't believe he is using this dog in this way, he is not an authority on dogs and it is never effective or ok to hit a dog. The book also had alot of references to religion and the bible. I wished I would have known what was in this book, I would have save my money by not buying it. It was a very disappointing book.