My mom used to be somebody, but she doesn't want to remember who that was. She was in movies, on TV, she made records, and was an underwear model. My dad is a writer--or at least he sleeps at the computer a lot."
Jinky's "mom" and "dad" might be complainers, but Jinky is just happy to be alive. He enjoys every minute and he can't understand why his lucky, pampered Hollywood parents and their show business friends are such miserable whiners. After all, Jinky's life started badly:
My life began in a cage in San Pedro, California. Some creepy guy bought me for his stupid wife and she didn't want me. . . . One night, the guy took me to the pound. They threw me into a cold, wet crate and slammed the gate. . . . I was scheduled to be 'put down' or, as I like to say, murdered. But I got lucky."
Now Jinky lives in a beautiful house in the Hollywood Hills. He has a pool and a Jacuzzi and sports cars and a fat blond terrier girlfriend named Finley who loves to lick his ears.
Jinky went from an unloved and abandoned pet to sleeping in bed with his mom (a former Pet herself, in Penthouse--she looks good) and eating delicious food off his dad's plate (his mom cooks good, too).
Jinky knows what's important in life, and he wishes his mom and dad could stop worrying about their status in Hollywood and enjoy life as much as he does. He can't understand why show business people are always so unhappy, especially the funny ones. Every "pitch" meeting Jinky overhears, every Hollywood dinner he eavesdrops on, every Hollywood barbecue, lunch, and casual encounter in coffee shops is another chance for these people to bitch and moan about "the business."
But Jinky's "tail" is not just about his hilariously self-obsessed parents and their friends. And his message is not just that happiness is not about how much we have, but how we love. His is a tale about how hope, perseverance, and even one small act of kindness can change a life.
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About the Author
Carole Raphaelle Davis is an actress and singer-songwriter who was born in London and raised in France and New York. She has appeared on television in Sex and the City and Angel and films such as The Rapture, Mannequin, and Flamingo Kid. She is the quintessential Hollywood wife. Married to writer Kevin Rooney (Emmy-winning writer for many TV shows, including The Dennis Miller Show and Bill Maher), she moves and entertains in the A-list Hollywood social whirl.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Have you ever wondered what your dog was thinking? Well this dog tells all in a really funny tail 'oops' about a terrier who goes from down on his luck to the good life. Wherever there's a scrap on the floor of Hollywood, Jinky is there. He's been everywhere from Cannes to Cancun, but he is still the every-dog, taking on the elite and effete in a dog eat dog business! If you like Hollywood, see it from a dog's eye point of view. And if you don't like Hollywood, you'll know why after you read Jinky. I loved it!
Santa delivered Jinky to under our nondenominational holiday tree this year and the whole family fought over it! Luckily, I won and got to do the first round of annoying everyone by laughing loudly and reading the good parts out loud so it would be ruined when the others finally got their turns. Even our two cynical college students loved the book -- and I was pleased to learn they haven't forgotten how to read. We LOVE Jinky!
'Jinky' is the funniest book I have read in years!!! The novel is based on the author Carole Davis' cult blog to which me and many of my friends were addicted. It is the defenitive account of the Hollywood jet-setter life as told by one of its most glamorous couples. Like Montesquieu through his Persian Letters, Carole Davis delivers a deeply ironic picture of high society by hiding behind the eyes of an innocent outsider: her grumpy mutt Jinky. The result is one of the most original, poignant and ferocious novels to come out in years. More than the diary of a dog, this is hilarious satire at its finest. Think The Great Gatsby meets Curb Your Enthousiasm.
I LOVE THIS BOOK. It's so entertaining, you do not even need to be a dog lover to appreciate it. If you've ever wondered what really goes on behind the scenes in Hollywood, Jinky does a great job of giving us the REAL scoop. WARNING; Do not try to read this book in bed at night if you have a significant other, because I could not keep from laughing out loud about every 5 minutes and waking my husband up, and he banned me from reading it whenever he's asleep. Whenever I'm sad or just need a pick-me-up, I re-read Jinky, it's the best medicine. It also makes a wonderful gift. Carole Raphaelle Davis, please, please, please write another book!