Book Review: The Art of Racing in the Rain

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Steinart of racing in the rain

I LOVED this book!  It’s a lovely story told from the viewpoint of a much-loved family dog.  It’s been out since 2008 and recommended by many friends, so when I saw it at a garage sale I snatched it up quickly….and I’m so glad I did.  It was a pretty quick read and the perfect summer book.

Here are a couple of the excerpts that I highlighted

  • “That which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves”
  • “Learn to listen! I beg of you.  Pretend you are a dog like me and listen to other people rather than steal their stories” (I need to get better at this one!)
  • “The race is long.  It is better to drive within oneself and finish the race behind the others than it is to drive too hard and crash.”

What a smart dog…such wisdom in his words!  Happy weekend to you!  It’s my last here in Newport…movers come on Monday..woohooo!!

You cannot direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails!


  1. I loved this book! Such an interesting perspective and lots to learn. I read it when I first got Prince, and still find myself wondering what’s going on in his head and what he’s thinking. A very good, and easy read (esp for dog-lovers!) 🙂

  2. I loved this book too!!! Cried my eyes out thinking of my best friend ‘Maxy” my awesome malemute who passed before I read this book

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