New York Times bestselling author, dog-lover, and Emmy-nominee Julie Klam has read shelves upon shelves of books and written a few of our favorites: Friendkeeping, Love at First Bark and You Had Me at Woof. So, of course, we asked her to tell us about one that she hadn’t read: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
With only ten minutes to skim the book, she then gave us a full report about what the story is about. Her synopsis includes what a childhood without smartphones and Wii’s looked like, what Tom was doing with the spirit of George Washington trapped in a coffee can and what competitive eating has to do with winning a bible in Sunday School.
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JULIE KLAM is the New York Times bestselling author of You Had Me at Woof, Love at First Bark, The Stars in Our Eyes, Friendkeeping, and Please Excuse My Daughter. Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including O: The Oprah Magazine, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times Magazine. She lives in New York City.