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by John O'Hurley

eBook It's Ok to Miss the Bed on the First Jump: And Other Life Lessons I Learned from Dogs download ISBN: 0340951362
Author: John O'Hurley
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd (2007)
Language: English
Pages: 176
ePub: 1833 kb
Fb2: 1998 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Category: Biography
Subcategory: Arts and Literature

I knew of John O'Hurley only from his humorous role as J. Peterman on the "Seinfeld" sitcom; and as a talented TV. .John writes very simply and the book will relax you. It's like peeking into John's private life with his wife, new son, and Betty and Skoshi.

I knew of John O'Hurley only from his humorous role as J. Peterman on the "Seinfeld" sitcom; and as a talented TV game show host subtitled "Life Lessons from a Wise Old Dog to a Young Boy" (perhaps the longest title ever-certainly among the 1200-plus books in our family library!) because of our love of dogs, arguably one of God's greatest gifts. Easy book to read and doesn't take long. Looking forward to his third book.

Sep 09, 2008 Linda rated it it was ok. I love dogs but this book was . They are always grateful as if it were the first time. My dogs have taught me to appreciate more fully and assume much less. I love dogs but this book was nothing to bark about. It was a quick read but gave O'Hurley's spin on having had dogs all his life and the lessons they've taught him. It was lighthearted but insightful. Appreciation, for me, is an act of humility, a way to acknowledge what we cannot or did not do for ourselves. It sets a balance between being individual acts of self-fulfillment and being simple creatures of need.

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By John O'Hurley Published On: Oct 30, 2007 . This at once poignantly moving and laugh-out-loud funny book is more than a mere celebration of man’s best friend. John O' Hurley is the host of NBC's The National Dog Show, and is the author of the New York Times bestseller Its Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump. See all items by John O'Hurley.

bookcollGo to bookcoll's profile. A gentle and often laugh-out-loud tale.

Life lessons from man's best friend. Award-winning actor, host, composer, and writer - and lifelong dog lover - John O'Hurley is one of US television's busiest and most versatile personalities. He is well known for his portrayal of the wry and witty J. Peterman on Seinfeld, and as the voice of popular cartoon characters, such as 'King Neptune' in SpongeBob SquarePants. He has also performed in the Broadway musical Chicago. Country of Publication.

At once poignantly moving and laugh-out-loud funny, It’s Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump is a must read for dog lovers everywhere.

Comments: (7)
SmEsH
My wife and I read "It's Okay to Miss the Bed on Your First Jump" after we had finished his second book ("Before Your Dog Can Eat Your Homework, First You Have to Do It").
Both books by the multi-talented John O'Hurley (actor, singer, pianist, composer, television host, Broadway star, et al) are truly excellent; and because we enjoyed each very much, I'm including in this review excerpts from my earlier assessment of his second book:

'I knew of John O'Hurley only from his humorous role as J. Peterman on the "Seinfeld" sitcom; and as a talented TV game show host. I purchased "Before Your Dog Can Eat Your Homework, First You Have to Do It"...subtitled "Life Lessons from a Wise Old Dog to a Young Boy" (perhaps the longest title ever--certainly among the 1200-plus books in our family library!) because of our love of dogs, arguably one of God's greatest gifts. The title suggested that it would be filled with the funny, and sometimes sad, anecdotes about these special creatures which are the basis of many books being published today. And while "BYDCEYHFYHTDI" certainly met my expectations for humor and pathos, this extraordinary work is so very much more. Though consisting of only 152 pages, nearly all of them offer profound insights into parenting, love, integrity, faith, commitment, and individual responsibility (so lacking in so many, as documented in news reports on a daily basis). Mr. O'Hurley reveals himself as an intelligent, caring and honest man; and his insights into the human mind, conscience, heart and soul are inspiring messages which can profoundly motivate the readers of this very special book. As one who has reviewed countless books, and is a member of Amazon.com's Vine program, I can enthusiastically, and without reservation, highly recommend this second book by John O'Hurley.'

And also, now. his first book, the primary focus of this review. BOTH BOOKS BY MR. O'HURLEY ARE ENTHUSIASTICALLY RECOMMENDED!
--Ron Howe (a.k.a., Toby Martin II) / Erskine, MN
Dorizius
Focusing on his current two dogs, Betty and Scoshi, John O'Hurley provides a candid, witty and insightful look at the different dogs in his life, past and present, and the traits/qualities they possessed which taught him many invaluable lessons.

As John takes us through each chapter, any person who has had dogs in his/her life can reflect on his words and knows that dogs CAN teach us a great deal about life:

*How to appreciate the simple things

*How to be persistent and not give up on goals

*To love unconditionally

*To give others an equal chance to love THEM unconditionally

*Not to fear most things (Ever see a Terrier pick a fight with a much bigger dog?? They're prime examples of being fearless creatures for their size)

Most of all, dogs are wonderful companions, chock full of personality and amusement -- in fact, more personality than some humans!!

John's style of writing in this book is intimate and personable. One critique I had, however, was that he sometimes digressed too much and the points he was illustrating were not always clear.

I rated this at 4.5 stars. Overall, this is a great little book of lessons for us humans.
Corgustari
I have this on audio CD, so you get the full effect of Mr. O'Hurley's wit, both in words AND timing. (Because of his particular gifts, I would suggest the audio book over the print version.)

This is a fun little book, wit, wisdom and personal anecdotes mixed thoroughly with the love of dogs.

The wisdom is often a little prosaic, but the wit and personal anecdotes are top notch. Mr. O'Hurley's self-deprecating stories are the highlight. There is one story mid way through which made me drop everything howling with laughter.

This is really more a compilation of personal history - something actors often excell at - just put in a framework of doggie-dom. Don't expect a lot of information on dogs.

I am giving this as a gift, and it is SURE to be appreciated. Fun, frivilous, a fast "read." Enjoy.
Reddefender
If you like JOhn O'Hurley, you will like this book. I believe he actually wrote this book for his recently born son, William, in case John is not around to watch him grow up. This book contains a lot of John's childhood memories, his wins and losses, and his philosophies. At times, it got a little dull but by the end of it, I understood why he had written it. His writing improved in this book (if you read his first book and then this one, you'll understand). John writes very simply and the book will relax you. It's like peeking into John's private life with his wife, new son, and Betty and Skoshi. Easy book to read and doesn't take long. Looking forward to his third book.
Qusserel
I admit that I am a huge fan of John O'Hurley. He's a very talented individual and I appreciate the fact that he does many things well. I got hooked on him when he joined the original cast of "Dancing with the Stars" After that I had to check out all of the re-runs of Seinfeld (available on Amazon) to see him in his "J. Petersen" character which is hilarious. I heard that John made a dance instruction video with his partner Charlotte Jorgensen, but apparently it is no longer available on his own website. Anybody have info on that? Anyway, after that I found out that John is also the announcer for the Purina Dog Show. In an interview, I heard John say that he kind of modeled his announcing style after some of the characters from the movie "Best in Show" ( which you can also get from Amazon.) Excellent movie! Turns out that John is also a pianist and composer . Check out his semi-classical CD "Peace of Mind" It's one of the most beautiful albums of music that I've ever heard. In between listenings of the CD, I watch John as the host of the current version of the game show MatchGame. So then I found out that John had written a book and I had to have it. It is sweet, funny and wonderful. If you love dogs and enjoy sweet, thoughful (and hilarious) comedy, you will love this book. So here's to John O'Hurley: actor, comedian, dancer, musician, composer, game show host and author. What more could you want?