"Bill Boggs and his friend Spike the Wonder Dog unleash comedic wizardry in this madcap, highly entertaining, satirical novel. Spike is the newest canine literary hero to take on the world with hilarious results."
– Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump
"There's a hilarious new novel—The Adventures of Spike the Wonder Dog: As told to Bill Boggs. It's a darkly absurdist send up of the television industry, itself a nonsensical environment, written by someone who knows the ins and outs of the business like no other. This is the laugh-packed, decidedly un-PC novel America needs right now."
– O. Henry Magazine
"Mr. Lee, call your lawyer. There’s a new Spike in town, an acid-tripping terrier who savages the media landscape while avoiding death and castration. Bill Boggs takes us on a darkly comic journey through his twisted world. It takes a hero with four legs—and two balls—to survive."
– Richard Johnson, New York Post
“With a vaccine for Covid-19 looking like a chimera, the only medicine I trust right now is laughter, and Bill Boggs’ new novel, The Adventures of Spike the Wonder Dog, offers up enough chuckles and guffaws for an overdose.”
– Zoom Street
“In the world of media and show business, man’s best friend can play a role of faithful companion or the star of the show, which is where Lassie, Rin Tin Tin or Krypto (Superman’s pet dog) come to mind. Or there are dogs who become the protagonist of a novel, like White Fang or the canine in Farley Mowat’s classic The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be. Or those dogs who act more human and go beyond the doghouse like Snoopy from the Peanuts comic strip. Bill Boggs, an Emmy Award-winning TV talk show host, producer, author and comedian, takes all the above doggy attributes and brings them to a whole new — and politically incorrect —level in his comic novel [..] The Adventures of Spike the Wonder Dog is quite an absurdly entertaining novel.”
– Montreal Times
"The Adventures of Spike the Wonder Dog is so smart, witty, and inventive that I had to keep reminding myself that I didn't write it."
– Alan Zweibel, Original SNL writer and Thurber Prize winning author of The Other Shulman
"Like Joan Rivers, The Adventures of Spike the Wonder Dog is definitely Not Safe for Snowflakes. But fans of transgressive humor like Family Guy and Dave Chapelle will appreciate Spike's wild tales, which are raunchy, hilarious, and spectacularly politically incorrect. Bill Boggs has the manners of a gentleman, as does Spike—so they'll both understand if you take offense. Rivers would just have told you to go fuck yourself."
– Leslie Bennetts, author, Last Girl Before Freeway: The Life, Loves, Losses and Liberation of Joan Rivers
"This is laugh-out-loud-funny smart satire."
– Ed Kalegi, Host, The Weekend with Ed Kalegi syndicated radio program
"Spike the Wonder Dog is a bull terrier who drops more pop culture references per page than a 1980's Stephen King novel. This is funny! It’s not in any way being mean-spirited, just unashamedly and unabashedly non-PC. Excitement, intrigue, mystery, romance, and most of all, humor. I literally LOL'd at this book more than any book in recent memory."
– Steven Thompson, Booksteve Reviews
"Such a brilliant book. Funniest book I have read in a long time, made me laugh out loud. Spike is a tremendous character, I couldn't put it down."
– Rich Kimball, Host, Downtown with Rich Kimball syndicated radio program
"Four-time Emmy award-winning TV host and producer Bill Boggs is debuting The Adventures of Spike the Wonder Dog: As Told to Bill Boggs as an adult antidote to these challenging times. It’s no small feat to get a “highly original and hilarious satire” review from Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump. The premise: Spike, an English bull terrier, who lives with his TV talk show owner Bud and is a frequent guest, becomes famous, then moves to New York for Bud’s new job. This canine is irreverent, politically incorrect, savvy, and hilarious—especially when relating his take on behind-the-scenes media life, like flying in the Max Ex-Lax drone and exiting the “Noonday with Bud” studio with a guest monkey on his back. Boggs, a part-time Long Islander, incorporated many of his showbiz experiences in the book. A portion of the book’s proceeds will be donated to an animal rescue organization."
– Long Island ADVANCE
"...designed to make you laugh on every page. If you like sitcoms and comedy, you will like this book."
– Philadelphia Northeast Times
"Spike has a sardonic, often politically incorrect sense of humor that pokes fun at human foibles. He rockets to TV and internet fame after appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with his master, Bud, who hosts a local morning show in High Point. Together, their fame explodes when Bud signs on for a talk show in New York City, but Spike becomes such a celebrity that evil forces plot to kidnap him, and he has to figure out how to survive on his own."
– High Point Enterprise
"Bill Boggs draws upon years of experience as a TV host for this satirical look inside the wacky world of TV talk shows. The non-stop comedic banter from dog Spike (who could have a stand-up comic career if he was human) makes the story flow like you’re watching a great sitcom."
– Richard Baker, Comedy Manager, Executive Producer of Home Improvement and Last Man Standing
"Bill Boggs has hit a home run with this highly original and hilarious satire on…everything! A terrific read I highly recommend."
– Marc Eliot, New York Times bestselling author
"OMG! Who could write such an outrageous novel? Spike the Wonder Dog! With a little help from his pal, the raconteur Bill Boggs, Spike has gotten his memoirs down (on a better grade of paper than most pets get). His dog-eared hearing picks up the bizarre sounds of people being their fallible human selves, and his soft canine eyes see more than is probably good for him. Spike the Wonder Dog is an irreverent hoot."
– Susan Isaacs, New York Times bestselling author
"The Adventures of Spike the Wonder Dog has another big adventure awaiting: climbing to the heights of the bestseller lists. Spike tells us the story of how he and his master, Bud, go from Spike’s first appearance on local High Point North Carolina daytime TV, to a big deal appearance on late night TV, to big time NY TV. Spike will keep you laughing—and on the edge of your seat at the same time. Filled with real-life celebs, lots of inside TV info and crazy adventures like being dognapped by a mad bad boxer (not a dog), and being forced into the dog fighting circuit, this one is made for the big screen. How do you say ‘bravo’ in dog?"
– Linda Stasi, New York Daily News columnist, TV commentator, bestselling author of The Sixth Station and Book of Judas
"A quick escape from life's stresses with this funny and witty read. Bill Boggs has written a satire populated with a cast of characters worthy of a hit comedy."
– Talia Carner, author of The Third Daughter, Hotel Moscow, and Jerusalem Maiden
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