Thursday, December 11, 2008

Join us on Facebook!

Now you can discuss The Dogs Who Found Me with other readers on Facebook.

Also, check out the 2009 calendar available at The Sula Foundation.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Video from the party for "Dogs I Have Met"

Last October, I announced my plans for The Sula Foundation at a party for some of the best pit bulls in New Orleans. With the support of Animal Farm Foundation, this video was created, starring the Hot 8 Brass Band and featuring interviews with some people who really love their dogs:

Friday, November 23, 2007

Roxy and PeeWee...from Dogs I Have Met

Roxy and PeeWee, originally uploaded by kfoz.

Here's a photo of Roxy, the three legged pit bull who adopted a pig. They lived together in Pinckney, Michigan, and their story is featured in my new book, Dogs I Have Met.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Sula and I ... on video; and the Dogs Who Found Me, now on audio

The unabridged audio version of The Dogs Who Found Me is now available through Blackstone Audiobooks. You can also purchase it through any bookstore, including Amazon and (The paperback version is available everywhere as well!)

Me & Sula on YouTube

Here's a little clip of me and Sula talking about the book and Zephyr's diagnosis of my heart problem. The video was shot this summer, just down the street from our house. We were both a little hot and sweaty by the time we got there.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Praise for The Dogs Who Found Me...and a few tour dates too

Ken and Cappy at Kiehl's/Boston
Originally uploaded by kfoz.
"Ken Foster's new memoir, "The Dogs Who Found Me," is a tale of love and survival—through 9/11, through a near-fatal heart problem, through Hurricane Katrina…It's a memoir that will appeal to dog-lovers, for sure, but it's also a human story of considerable dimensions, framed by national tragedies…"
—The New Orleans Times-Picayune

"Foster's style is blunt, funny and poignant. He smoothly melds the events of his turbulent life along with the gritty details of rescuing abandoned dogs into a piece that goes to the heart."--The San Francisco Chronicle

"...a beautiful and funny account of dog love...This light, deeply felt chronicle puts that best-selling confection "Marley and Me" in the shade."--The Plain Dealer

"(Foster is) matter-of-fact, sometimes angry, always open-hearted and often full of wonder...At the core of it, this is a book about living a decent life and taking care along the way. You don't have to rescue stray pit bulls to know how important that is."-- The Oregonian

"(The Dogs Who Found Me) might sound dangerously fuzzy and warm, but it maintains an edge of wisdom and self-awareness...Foster has led an untidy life, and he's lucky his pets have taught him the value of letting things get messy."--Time Out New York

"Generosity and gratitude power this compelling account of the reciprocal nature of rescue. Ken Foster illuminates a profound lesson about saving a life: Doing it makes you able to do it."
–Amy Hempel, author of The Dog of the Marriage and Reasons to Live

"I read this at once, and could hardly bear to put it down. This is a wonderful, strange book, beautiful and funny and moving. It delivers something crucial about bravery, the human spirit, and the place that dogs occupy in our landscapes. It's about confronting need, vulnerability and love, and responding."--Roxana Robinson

"Pitbulls pitbulls pitbulls, and a man, like me, who loves them. Alternately brutal and sentimental, like the lives of the dogs he rescues. A very very cool book." --James Frey, author of A Million Little Pieces and My Friend Leonard

"Ken Foster had no idea when he began taking in strays that he'd be
the one finding salvation in The Dogs Who Found Me."—Vanity Fair

March 21: Virginia Festival of the Book

Signed copies are also available through Pit Bull Rescue Central.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Audio links for The Dogs Who Found Me

The Dogs Who Found Me
Originally uploaded by kfoz.
An unabridged audiobook of The Dogs Who Found Me will be available sometime next year. (I have no idea who will be reading it.) Meanwhile, there are some other related audio pieces available online:

A few weeks ago, when I was in Iowa City, I decided to do something a little different with my reading: I read from the beginning, the middle (Valentino section), and then for the first (and last) time, I read from the chapter of the dogs and I evacuating New Orleans just ahead of Hurricane Katrina. It was difficult to get through. You can download it in Real Player format here. Or go the the Live From Prairie Lights website.

Part of what made the reading so difficult is that the chapter--for me anyway--has the immediacy of the evacuation experience itself, with everything familiar just slipping away until there is just me and the dogs. I began writing it just after the evacuation, when I found myself in Tallahassee and was asked to read something at a Katrina benefit sponsored by FSU. The other readers include David Kirby, Robert Olen Butler, Janet Burroway, Elizabeth Dewberry and others. That audio is here:Huricane Katrina Benefit.

And, for those who missed it, my Fresh Air appearance is now archived: "Rescuing Dogs, And Learning from Them."