In the tradition of classic dog stories like J. R. Ackerley’s MY DOG TULIP, actor Vincent Price’s THE BOOK OF JOE shares the heartwarming tale of his fourteen-year love affair with his beguiling and preternaturally intelligent mutt. Courageous and intensely devoted to his owner, Joe was a special dog with a personality all his own.

In this light-hearted memoir, with a new introduction by actor Bill Hader and a preface by Vincent Price’s daughter Victoria, the tender and witty recollections of time spent with Joe bring joy to any animal lover’s heart.


Vincent Price (1911 – 1993) was a legendary American actor, best known for his performances in over one hundred films including horror classics like House of Wax, The Fly, and Edward Scissorhands. His vast work includes roles on stage, in film, radio, and television, with his singular, deep voice becoming synonymous with PBS’s Mystery! and BBC Radio’s The Price of Fear.

His daughter Victoria is the author of critically acclaimed VINCENT PRICE: A Daughter’s Biography (St. Martin’s Press, 1999/Open Road and Secker & Warburg/Macmillan). Victoria is a popular public speaker on topics ranging from art collecting to making peace with our past stories in order to expand our creative futures–as well as the life of her famous father.