Join Victoria at the Moravian Bookstore in PA

On July 2, Victoria will be speaking at The Moravian Bookstore(the oldest in America) in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and also giving her talk entitled Explore, Savor, Celebrate! Over the weekend, the restaurant bookstore will be serving up some dishes from A Treasury of Great Recipes and Victoria will be signing copies of that too!

The event will take place from 1-3 PM.

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Vincent Price: The Art of His Life Tour

All the details for Camp Vincent II have been announced. The tour starts in New Mexico and ends in California. This event truly sounds like it will be a blast. There will be dinners (including a chance to dine in the Turquoise Room which was featured in A Treasury of Great Recipes), gallery tours, tours of Vincent’s homes, and so much more.

For more info, check out the Vincent Price Facebook Page.  To pay your deposit for the event, go here.

Vincent Price Born on This Day in 1911

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Vincent Price was born on this day 105 years ago. I bet when he was growing up, he never imagined the legacy he would leave behind. It’s so cool that there are new generations, even young children named after him, that are being introduced  to the wonderful world of Vincent Price. That is the best way to keep his legacy thriving and going strong. So to my favorite and the Master of Menace… happy birthday!

My Thoughts on The Book of Joe

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The Book of Joe is a lovely little book. To start things off, there is a brand new preface written by Victoria Price. There is a paragraph within that preface in which she said something that made me smile because it is so true: I am not the first person to believe that dogs crack open our hearts in ways that other human beings sometimes can’t, just by being totally present and loving unconditionally, no matter what. In doing so, they help us to be better people.

The book begins with a wonderful paragraph in which Vincent says “This is a tale of how I went to the dogs, or to be numerically correct, to the dog. Now please do not expect this book to end with a glorious proclamation of rehabilitation. Not a chance. After fourteen years I’m incurably hooked on, intoxicated by, and addicted to- my dog, Joe.” He then goes on to tell us the story of how he found his best friend Joe.

You can just tell by the way Vincent spoke of Joe that he truly, truly loved him. I think he felt the way I, along with a lot of others, do when it comes to dogs: they are more than pets. If you have a dog, they are family and they hold a very special place in your heart. I literally said “aw” a few different times while reading this book.

There are stories of Joe roaming the canyon looking for females, where he would sometimes stay gone for three to four days! I would be crazy with worry. But Joe knew where home was, and that was where Vincent was.

I’ll wrap this up now. If you love dogs, I highly recommend The Book of Joe, but not just because Vincent wrote it. It is  a true testament of a pure, sweet love for a dog. As usual with dogs, Joe was the king of his castle and he sat upon the throne of Vincent’s heart.