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Soul Dog chronicles a reporter's determined quest to harness her inner dog whisperer by learning to decipher the unspoken language present in every animal-human relationship.

  "What a wondrous journey of discovery and fulfillment does Elena Mannes tell us about in this deeply moving tale of her relationship with the brilliant, elegant, wise and loving poodle Brio, her 'soul dog!'... It is my honor and pleasure to greet this fine work and invite you all to enjoy its magical gifts."

     - Robert A.F. Thurman
       Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Buddhology, Columbia University



2020 First Listen: SoulDog on Pure Dog Talk
Sharing Souldog tales with award winning host Laura Reeves
"He was playful and fun like any dog but there was a wisdom to the way he accepted the world and knew his place in it and that was a really important lesson for me..."
Author Elena Mannes Talks SoulDog on NPR
"I Hear America Talking" with Birtan Colliers
"The whole thing has certainly been an adventure. I never expected to have this
relationship with a dog. It really changed my perspective about life, and existence..."
Listen to the full interview here.
SoulDog Awarded Gold Medal for "Book of the Year" 
Wins the Industry Choice & People's Choice Awards 
At the prestigious 2019 COVR awards, SoulDog took home three awards, winning the
Pets & Animals Category before being awarded the Industry Choice for 'Book of the Year' 
as well as  People's Choice for 'Book of the Year..." 
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SoulDog Shines on Good Morning Connecticut!
Watch the interview by the CT Style team on "Good Morning Connecticut!"
"Over the years I couldn't deny that this was something going on that I couldn't explain by ordinary means so I had to believe that he was communicating... "
Listen to the full interview here.  
Finding Your SoulDog on The Pet Blog
The Pet Blog Offers Insights on How to Build a Better Relationship with Your Dog
"After bringing her puppy Brio home, he quickly showed he wasn’t into the typical master-companion relationship— he had a mind—and a spirit—of his own!" 
...Read the full post here 
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Author Elena Mannes Speaks at The Tattered Cover
The historic Denver landmark hosts a full house for Soul Dog at it's flagship store
"Learning how to build a remarkable relationship with my dog taught me the valuable contributions to our lives that animals can bring when we start to see them as sentient beings, and  begin to respect that they have thoughts and feelings all their own."
...Visit The Tattered Cover
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Soul Animal: Our Connection to Dogs as Sentient Beings
Elena Mannes for Best Self Magazine
"From the day I brought my puppy Brio home, my life became one of surprises. At first, they were often about frustration and even sadness because I felt I could not communicate or connect with him. I didn’t speak ‘dog’. I was convinced that Brio didn’t even love me. The most profound and miraculous surprises, however, came later.... "   

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