The Dog from 'The Artist' Signs Deal, Proves Publishing Truly in the Dog House
Trying to get published is exhausting. Even just trying to get an agent to represent you can be a slog if you're a.) not famous, and b.) not writing bizzarro BDSM erotic fan-fic. But as soon as you're a star on the silver screen, it's bright lights, book city. Even if you are, in the case of Uggie, the Jack Russel from last year's much beloved silent film, The Artist, a dog. A dog you may now add to the list of "people" who have signed a book deal.
Uggie, who is basically the darling dog of Hollywood right now, pretty roundly has a better life than you. For example, he was a guest at Saturday's night's White House Correspondents' Dinner, alongside Lindsay Lohan and some other famous people. And now, according to a press release from Gallery Books, Uggie is going to release a tell-all autobiography about his rough (ruff? Ugh, I hate myself) life working in show business.
Now, don't get confused--while Uggie does have a mildly interesting life story (he was kind of a crappy dog and was told he'd never work in this town again before a miracle trainer came and rescued him), this isn't going to be an actually interesting book about a dog like Susan Orlean's Rin Tin Tin. Because, unlike Rin Tin Tin, Uggie wasn't a war hero who captured the hearts of millions, and, unlike Susan Orlean, whomever is ghostwriting the book for Uggie (Wendy Holden? Sure.) insists on doing everything in his voice. In the voice of a dog. Because it's a "joke" memoire. Because somehow, that's still a thing.
The book is slated for October.
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