Uggie Publishes Memoirs And Woofs Through Paris
He is the most glamorous four-legged A-lister alive, and Uggie isn't wasting any dog years to cash in. The celebrated Jack Russell who stole the limelight in last year's multiple Oscar-winning film The Artist is pushing his memoirs. The book titled simply, Uggie: My Story just came out and the lovable pooch headed to the City of Lights for a signing and photo call - naturally.
Uggie even gave a couple of woof woofs for French newspapers at an event on the famed Champs Elysées, and used the Arc de Triomphe as a backdrop for photos. The famous pooch then headed to the world-famous Left Bank Brasserie Lipp for some gastronomic indulgence. Lipp counted fellow author Ernest Hemingway as a regular in addition to fellow actors Harrison Ford, Gérard Depardieu, Gregory Peck, Sharon Stone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Even French Presidents Francois Mitterand and Jacques Chirac dined there - maybe another career goal for Uggie?
Published by HarperCollins, Uggie shares about his love for Reese Witherspoon, with whom he starred in Water for Elephants and his much less glitzy start as an unwanted puppy at the dog pound.
"Uggie is doing wonders for Franco-American relations," his co-author Wendy Holden said via The Guardian. "After all his favorite word is 'moi' and he is a huge fan of saucisse. If only Mitt Romney had such charisma."
Uggie already has a product line, including an iPhone/iPad app. He'll likely be well-off as he settles into his golden years at age 11 (that's 77 to you and me).
He's travelling in style and the hotels have been kind enough to ask what he requires, but his needs are simple: clean water and the occasional fresh patch of grass. He was born to be a star," added Holden. "The fact he is a dog is really by-the-by."
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