A Letter to My Dog


Kimi Culp, Lisa Erspamer and Robin Layton

Playful, gentle, sly, loyal, and everything in between -- each dog has a unique personality and a special story to tell. Alongside stunning portraits of these beloved pets from photographer Robin Layton, A LETTER TO MY DOG collects personal letters that express the deepest thoughts and feelings of owners for their canine companions.

With contributions by dozens of celebrity dog lovers like Oprah Winfrey, Tony Bennett, Chelsea Handler, Hilary Duff, Tyler Perry, Rosie O'Donnell, and Robin Roberts, as well as exceptional entries drawn from the A Letter to My Dog blog, these beautiful notes and photographs celebrate the devoted friendships we share with our pups.

About the Author

Robin Layton

Robin Layton is an award-winning photojournalist and renowned photographic artist. At the age of twenty-four, LIFE magazine named her one of the eight most talented photographers in America and Nikon has recognised her as one of the world’s best-known photographers. Her exquisite work has been nominated for a Pulitzer prize and featured in the Smithsonian. This in- demand photographer's impressive client list includes President Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston, Sidney Poitier, and more. Robin lives in Seattle with her partner Shakti and their four very-loved adopted dogs.

Kimi Culp

unique specialty is generating original ideas and concepts and bringing them to life across multiple media platforms. Her experience includes work as a producer and story developer for NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH TOM BROKAW, ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 20/20, and THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW. She is a partner at Long Story Short Media, a production and creative consulting company. Based in Los Angeles, she loves spending time with her husband and two children, hiking, and playing at the beach.

Lisa Erspamer

a dog lover since birth, most recently served as chief creative officer and executive vice president of programming and development for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. Prior to working at OWN, Lisa served as co-executive producer of THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW, where she produced and oversaw hundreds of shows including the biggest flash mob in history, the legendary car giveaway, Oprah's after-Oscar specials, Whitney Houston's final interview, and many others. Lisa currently lives in Los Angeles with her precious Yorkie, Lily. Lisa dedicates this book to her beloved boy, Louis, who sadly passed away in August 2012.

Book Specifications

Hardcover with jacket
216mm x 154mm / 8.5" x 6" (portrait)
180 pages approx.
157 images approx.
10,000 words approx.

Images copyright Robin Layton

Rights sold: USA, UK, Australia, South Africa