Suzy Becker is openly bipetual. Binky, the muse for her international bestseller, was her first cat. Suzy believes she wouldn't have been inspired to write All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat if she hadn't grown up around dogs. Paperback, 1994 While the cat book still topped bestseller lists, Suzy was often asked whether she would write All I Need to Know from My Dog next. She vowed not to; it's too hard to think of 100 things you can learn from your dog when "Eat your own throw up" is the first one that comes to mind. My Dog's the World's Best Dog is a love letter to dogs for dog people. Wylie, the subject of the book, was the first dog Suzy "owned" (paid for by Binky). She was a chocolate lab. Mister, Suzy's current dog, is a flat coat retriever. He thinks the book was written about him. Your dog will, too.
My Dog's the World's Best Dog
- An author, artist, educator, and entrepreneur, Suzy Becker began her career as an award-winning advertising copywriter, and then founded the Widget Factory, a greeting card company. She entered the world of books with what would become the internationally bestselling All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat, now in the Double-Platinum Collector's Edition All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat (And Then Some). Suzy has since written and illustrated My Dog's the World's Best Dog, I Had Brain Surgery, What's Your Excuse?, Manny's Cows, Books Are for Reading, Kids Make It Better: A Write-in, Draw-in Journal, One Good Egg and Kate the Great #1: Except When She's Not. Her books, greeting cards and work in print and TV advertising have earned her numerous design and writing awards. Yankee Magazine named Suzy Becker one of four 2010-11 "Angels Among Us" for her community service initiatives, including the Ride For AIDS Resources (Ride FAR), the country's first HIV/AIDS bike-a-thon, which has raised over $1,000,000 for HIV/AIDS service organizations. Suzy has also received the Anti-Defamation League's "A World of Difference" Award for her "I Don't Put Up with Put Downs" anti-bullying/prejudice awareness education project. In 1992, Suzy was named New England Women Business Owners' youngest ever Woman of the Year. She was a 1993-1994 White House Fellow, a 1999-2000 Bunting Fellow, and she is a perennial finalist in the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. Suzy was also the founding arts teacher at the Parker Charter School in Ayer, MA. She lives with her family, a dog and a formerly feral cat in central Massachusetts.