In this memoir by author Glenn Plaskin, Katie, an adorable cocker spaniel, brings together a group of strangers into a loving family in New York City. Through trials including the September 11 attacks, five neighbors from three generations are united with the help of this queenly, affectionate and happily spoiled pup. Here, Plaskin tells the story in pictures.
I got to know my neighbor, Pearl, because I had so many questions about raising a dog, and Pearl and her husband had recently lost their own cocker spaniel. When Ryan and his father, John, moved in, Pearl became Ryan's adoptive grandmother. Here, she's about to referee one of Katie and Ryan's hallway races.
For families and animal lovers everywhere, Katie Up and Down the Hall is the transcendent tale of how three generations of strangers and an astutely intelligent dog create their own little family in a waterside community along the Hudson River.
Veteran journalist and celebrity interviewer Glenn Plaskin is the bestselling author of Horowitz: The Biography of Vladimir Horowitz and Turning Point: Pivotal Moments in the Lives of America's Celebrities. His profiles and columns have appeared in the New York Times, Daily News, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Family Circle, US Weekly, Ladies Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, W, and Playboy.