ALFRED GINGOLD

Selected Works








Dog World and the Humans Who Live There
by Alfred Gingold

A wry excursion through the studied, obsessive, colorful, demanding, occasionally lunatic world of contemporary dog ownership.

“Dog World is an enchanting read – the funniest book I have ever read about dogs. A tour de force of humor, common sense and uncommon (but utterly infectious) love of dogs.”
– Jeffrey Masson, author of Dogs Never Lie About Love and When Elephants Weep

“As the owner of a Tibetan terrier, I thought I knew all there was to know about dogs. How wrong I was. Alfred Gingold’s book, Dog World, gave me fresh insights into the odd and wacky dog universe, and made me howl with laughter. It is smart, tender and oh-so-surprising. Plus, it has the single funniest line ever written about an internist. Every dog owner will want to read this book. Every dog will want to eat it.”
– Betsy Carter, author of Nothing to Fall Back On

The Cool Parents' Guide to All of New York
by Alfred Gingold and Helen Rogan

For the fourth edition, Gingold and Rogan revisited old haunts and found more cool things to do in the world’s coolest city. Familiar favorites include the real Winnie-the-Pooh and friends and the Police Museum. Fabulous additions include the remarkable Rexplex skate park and the wild and crazy New York Turtle and Tortoise Society Show.








Snafu University
by Alfred Gingold

For anyone who's suffered through college admissions, here's a parody that cuts higher education down to size.

Harvard Schmarvard! Brown Schmrown! Case Western Reserve University Shmase Festrern Freservaschunissusity! College admissions is a stressful time for everyone. Re-live (or pre-live) the college search process by taking a trip to Snafu University, where anything goes and everyone does (diplomas available in parchment, suede, and nubuck) as long as the check clears. Relax! You're in!