Title: Forty Stories
Printing: first published by Penguin 1989
Year of publication: 1987
Publisher: A Penguin Handbook
City: New York
Number of Pages: 256
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 88-28925
ISBN: 0 14 01.1245 6
Table of contents
My wife wants a dog. She already has a baby. The baby's almost two. My wife says that the baby wants a dog.
My wife has been wanting a dog for a long time. I have had to be the one to tell her that she couldn't have it. But now the baby wants a dog, my wife says. This may be true. The baby is very close to my wife. They go around together all the time, clutching each other tightly. I ask the baby, who is a girl, "Whose girl are you? Are you Daddy's girl?" The baby says, "Momma," and she doesn't just say it once, she says it repeatedly, "Momma momma momma." I don't see why I should buy a hundred-dollar dog for that damn baby.