Wilson the Pug is the apotheosis of the breed dog lovers cannot get enough of yet can't buy books about. Needless to say, he is irresistible - but Wilson is also a descendant of Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu's beloved companion, Pug-tzu, and, as such, has a great deal of wisdom to share. Owner and photographer Levine manages to capture Wilson's everyday Taoist lifestyle. Accompanied by Taoist quotations and with his adorably expressive face and trademark yin-yang coat, Wilson shows us a simple, profoundly spiritual picture through the eyes of a small dog.
Nancy Levine is a veteran dog photographer and former staff photographer for the Elmsford, New York, Humane Society. She has had extensive experience in theater and standup comedy and is a regular contributor to The Investigative Report, a cutting-edge parody newspaper in San Francisco. Her commentaries have been broadcast in the Bay Area on NPR affiliates, and her writing has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle. She is currently vice president of client services for an executive search firm and conducts corporate training workshops in the Bay Area. Originally from Scarsdale, New York, Levine now resides with Wilson in Berkeley, California.Wilson the Pug is a direct descendant and lineage bearer of Pug-tzu, companion of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao-tzu. The latter is widely credited with authoring the Tao-te Ching. Wilson lives in Berkeley, California, where he finds much tolerance for this Taoist canine American lifestyle.