Look! How to Teach Physics to Your Dog is a real book:


Emmy says, very seriously, “You will buy a copy, won’t you?”

Of course, like everything else in this house, SteelyKid had to grab a copy:


She whipped through to the last page pretty fast:


Emmy says “What’d you think, human puppy?”

SteelyKid says “If I knew how to read, Daddy’s book would be my favorite book ever. People who can read should definitely buy it.”

You heard the kid and the dog…


  1. #1 CCPhysicist
    November 22, 2009

    I thought Emmy was whimpering “Why aren’t I on the cover? I did all the work.”

  2. #2 Kenneth G. Cavness
    November 22, 2009

    Congratulations, Chad!

  3. #3 Ethan Siegel
    November 22, 2009

    Good for you, Chad! Congratulations!

  4. #4 Romeo Vitelli
    November 22, 2009

    “I thought Emmy was whimpering “Why aren’t I on the cover? I did all the work.”

    If Emmy actually showed up for the book planning meetings the way she was supposed to, she’d be on the cover.

  5. #5 wolf
    November 22, 2009

    But you could always Photoshop Emmy in. :)

    When the second edition comes out, will it get an Emmy cover?

  6. #6 Mary Kay
    November 22, 2009

    My copy is already pre-ordered from Powells! So excited.


  7. #7 Sean Carroll
    November 22, 2009

    Congrats! What’s the dominant feeling at this point — amazement, relief, trepidation?

  8. #8 Chad Orzel
    November 22, 2009

    “Amazement” is currently in the lead. It’s really cool to see it as a real book, with cover art and everything.

  9. #9 Anon
    November 22, 2009

    So, is it available in stores or online? Or just in your living room for the time being?

  10. #10 Chad Orzel
    November 22, 2009

    It is pre-orderable from fine booksellers everywhere now, and immediately available in my living room and my publisher’s offices. It’s officially released on December 22, but may well show up in stores a little before then.

  11. #11 Michael I
    November 23, 2009


  12. #12 Jamie
    November 23, 2009

    I still want to know when you’re showing up on Colbert. Cage match with Tyson! Two physicists enter, one physicist leaves!

  13. #13 Anon
    November 23, 2009

    If we should happen to blog about your book, is there any particular article of yours, or other ordering site, or whatever, which you would ideally want us to link to? (I want a clickable Emmy icon, dammit!)

  14. #14 Emily
    November 23, 2009

    I would so love to give one of these to my dad for his birthday — it’s just his kind of book, I think! — but that’s on the 28th Dec and there’s no way a copy will make it to the UK by then, I don’t think. :(

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