When Did Wild Poodles Roam the Earth?

POODLES is my jinxed book. After the success of Do Penguins Have Knees? in hardbound, my publisher set my biggest printing yet for Poodles. But I knew we were in trouble the first day of my publicity tour for this book. When I do signings, perhaps 50-60% of books are signed to males. At this event, I noticed that I was signing very few POODLES for men. Would men really be reluctant to buy a book just because "poodles" was in the title and some images of poodles appeared on the cover? In a word: Yep. We'll stick with penguins from now on. The book is perfectly fine, though -- honest! It includes such mysteries as: Why don't you ever see a LIVE cornish game hen? Why do dogs eat standing up and cats sitting down? And what do they do with the caffeine left over when they decaffeinate coffee?

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