Award-winning humor columnist Dave Jaffe has written for print, television, radio, and online. Creative, clever, witty – these are traits that kept Dave in detention for most of the eighth grade. But as an adult these skills led to hundreds of columns, TV and radio commentaries, and books.
Sleeping between Giants: Life, If You Could Call It That, With A Terrier, based on Dave’s national award-winning blog, was honored with the Indies Today 2019 Best Humor Book of the Year. His Sleeping between Giants columns won him the 2018 and 2017 National Society of Newspaper Columnists first-place award for humor blogs. His humor columns and commentary have twice been honored with Chicago Headline Club Peter A. Lisagor awards and with the Parenting Publications of America Gold Award for Humor.
Dave’s work has appeared in numerous outlets, from HumorOutcasts and HuffPost to National Public Radio and The National Lampoon. He even wrote sketches for Bozo the Clown, although a merciful History has forgotten the “Bozo Juggles Invisible Chainsaws” bit.
Sleeping between Giants, Book I: Budleigh, the Early Year, grew out of Dave’s affinity for dogs. Like them, he prefers to travel in a pack, which has led to numerous traffic citations. However, he is good with children and has had all his shots.
Sleeping between Giants - Life, If You Could Call It That, With A Terrier
Book I: Budleigh, the Early Year
National award-winning humor columnist Dave Jaffe and his wife rescued a terrier, although why anyone would is beyond them.
Cunning, intelligent, and fleetingly thoughtful, this young, very social, black-and-white, cow-eyed terrier was proof of those old adages, “Smart as a terrier” and “Did he break the skin?”
Newly adopted Budleigh bonds quickly with his Giants 1 & 2 and as their first shelter dog, proves no more a challenge than if they’d both pursued medical degrees. He is more a challenge to, say, half a loaf of cornbread left on the table in a dark kitchen. But who could blame Budleigh? The streets taught him that talk is cheap, life is tough, and you don’t get much cornbread.
Through essays and cartoons created by the author, Sleeping between Giants, Book I: Budleigh, the Early Year, winner of the Indies Today 2019 Best Humor Book Award, explores the highly successful, though often confusing relationship between Canines and Giants. Great wisdom is offered by Budleigh, his older co-dog Brisby, Nature’s Perfect Schnoodle, and a host…well, pack of dog park locals.
They’ve much to teach us. Besides the best spots to poop.
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