5280 is the premiere monthly guide to the arts, entertainment, dining, and lifestyle issues in Denver. The magazine has a circulation of 90,000 and is consistently among the top-selling magazines on metro newsstands. Its roundup of 10 New Books by Colorado Authors That Make Effortless Gifts includes our book, The Dog Who Took Me Up a Mountain by Rick Crandall and Joe Cosgriff. The book makes a great gift for dog lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and people of any age looking for inspiration on finding their passion.
An excerpt of the article is below, and you can read the full article on the 5280 website. You can purchase a copy of The Dog Who Took Me Up A Mountain through your local bookstore or through the links on our book page.
“Maybe you’ve already tried combing through the New York Times Notable Books. You’ve checked the Amazon bestsellers page, what, 57 times already? You’re hell-bent on knocking off your holiday shopping list quick and easy—and books are an easy way to do just that.
But so many bestseller lists and “notable book” announcements only reveal the big names with the most hype. In crises like these, we encourage turning to your neighbors. You might not have heard of them (yet), but Colorado authors have churned out some fantastic stories this year (several of which we already covered!). And after combing through a few of our favorites and a few we missed in 2019, we’ve taken the guesswork out of holiday book shopping. Here are some locally crafted titles you should take a chance on this year (and who they’d be perfect for).
The Dog Who Took Me Up A Mountain by Rick Crandall
For: The aunt with an Instagram account for her dog
If Fido already has 50,000 followers, chances are your aunt is ready to take him on an Insta-ready adventure: Might we suggest scaling a fourteener together? That’s exactly what author Rick Crandall did with his pint-sized Australian terrier puppy, Emme.
In this inspiring story, Crandall shares about how depression gripped him in the post-tech bubble burst era as he struggled to find his place during middle age. His wife encouraged him to adopt Emme, who soon became his near-constant companion. Through Emme’s silent but steady encouragement—and a variety of beloved Colorado peaks—Rick finds himself again.”