How to Teach Physics to Your Dog is a Real Book!

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...

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We're out for a walk, when the dog spots a squirrel up ahead and takes off in pursuit. The squirrel flees into a yard and dodges around a small ornamental maple. Emmy doesn't alter her course in the slightest, and just before she slams into the tree, I pull her up short. "What'd you do that for?"…
"Hey, Dude, what'cha doin'?" "I'm checking out the dog drawings I commissioned for the book-in-progress. Here, take a look:" "Hey, wait just one minute. That looks like me!" "That's the idea. Since you're in the book, I thought it would be nice to have some pictures that look like you, rather than…
"Hey, dude, whatcha doin'?" "Signing these contracts. I'm not sure why they need four copies, but they do." "Contracts for what?" "The new book. Remmeber, the one we've been talking about these last few weeks? Sequel-of-sorts to How to Teach Physics to Your Dog? About relativity?" "Oh, yeah, that'…
"Dude, we need to talk." "About what?" "Your priorities are all out of whack. I mean, everything is about your puppy these days-- puppy blogging, taking the puppy on trips, buying the puppy toys. You need to get back to basics." "Meaning what, exactly?" "Well, more me, obviously. Don't get me wrong…

I thought Emmy was whimpering "Why aren't I on the cover? I did all the work."

By CCPhysicist (not verified) on 22 Nov 2009 #permalink

Congratulations, Chad!

By Kenneth G. Cavness (not verified) on 22 Nov 2009 #permalink

"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.

But you could always Photoshop Emmy in. :)

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

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


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

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.


By Michael I (not verified) on 23 Nov 2009 #permalink

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

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!)

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. :(