Mostly Bob, a Book by Tom Corwin is a Story of the Transformational Power of Unconditional Love

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A book about a man and a dog, but more importantly a tale of the power to change one's own life. "One measure of our humanity is the unconditional love we are capable of giving to an animal. . . . Mostly Bob puts it beautifully and succinctly into words." — Morley Safer, news correspondent, 60 Minutes. "Simply a beautiful love story." — Bonnie Raitt. Available in book stores now.

A few years ago, Bay Area music producer and musician Tom Corwin’s beloved golden retriever, Bob, passed away. You probably know someone like Tom – he’s the kind of guy who brings his dog with him wherever he goes – to get coffee, to the grocery store, to parties and of course, on tour. Through his travels, Bob made his own friends and was loved by all. So when he died suddenly, Tom wrote a letter to his friends and family as a tribute to his life – to let them know not just that Bob had passed – but how he lived, and how through sheer determination, he changed his own life.

To Tom’s surprise, the letter was passed on and on, made its way around the web and took on a life of its own. Tom then came to realize that the story of Bob’s life was really a universal tale about the possibility of change and the power of unconditional love.

This letter evolved into Mostly Bob, a spare and artful book, beautifully hand-designed by the author, with one sentence per page and flipbook illustrations of Bob.

Bob was originally Tom’s neighbor’s dog — a ferocious, untrusting and unapproachable dog, named Red. Red’s life was spent tied up in his yard, getting attention only when his owner yelled at him or brought him his daily bowl of food. But one day, he noticed something. His neighbor next door, Tom, had lost his own beloved dog Bubba and sorrow surrounded the house. So for the next year, Red put his mind to becoming Tom’s dog. He set up camp at Tom’s house and very slowly softened, opening his heart to someone whose love for animals was unconditional. Eventually, Red became Bob, an entirely different spirit, one whose life was filled with love and tenderness.

More praise for Mostly Bob:

Featured as a “Best Book” by The Week, March 2006

“The heartfelt canine eulogy borders on a hand-held art installation.”’

—Marin Independent Journal, March 2006

“It’s about a dog adopting a man and the two of them falling in love…but I can’t imagine giving my copy away, so make sure you buy two… the book is brilliant.”

–San Jose Mercury News, February 2006

About the author: Tom Corwin is a musician and producer. He has worked with Bonnie Raitt, Patti LaBelle, Stevie Wonder, Kris Kristofferson, Ivan Neville, The Kitchen Sisters and the Doobie Brothers. He lives in Northern California with his newest golden retriever, Pi.

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact 415-713-1241


By Tom Corwin

Available now

Published by New World Library
Pets • Paper-over-board hardcover

Price: $12.95 • ISBN 1-57731-525-1 • 144 Pages • 4 x 6


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