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 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 the infamous story. 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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