2018 Shorty Award winner for best Creative & Media animal content. Named “One of the Best Comedy Books” by Splitsider, "Over-the-top and hilarious.” —Barkpost
Based on the Twitter and Instagram sensation, #WeRateDogs features the most heroic, over-the-top adorable, wildly successful, all-around entertaining dogs the world has ever seen! It combines extraordinary photos with ridiculous captions to expand the knowledge and overall lives of its readers. It is not only an exceptionally reliable source for dog greatness, it is also a one-stop shop for happiness.
This book takes readers on a journey through the strict science of dog rating and the unwavering rules associated with it. Questioning the accuracy of these ratings is ill-advised. They are certainly not arbitrary, and this book is absolutely not just about how cute dogs are. It truly is all about precision and ethics in dog rating.
The #WeRateDogs book will produce an audible reaction with every flip of the page—whether a groan from a terrible pupper pun or an “aww” of seeing a super floofer. If #WeRateDogs takes you away from reality and pushes you into this conglomerate of absurdity for even a second, then it has fulfilled its purpose.
About the Author
Matt Nelson is a sophomore in the PGA Golf Management Program at Campbell University. His success with WeRateDogs™ since late 2015 has been documented in NY Mag, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Daily Mail, People Magazine, Study Breaks, and many more. The Washington Post called him “the Internet’s most famous dog rater.” Nelson accumulated over one million followers across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat in less than a year by showcasing user-submitted dog media attached to his trademark caption style, and has since grown to over four million combined followers. He resides in Charleston, West Virginia.
"Nelson is now at the helm of a pup-loving empire." —BBC
"[Nelson] may be the dog king of the Internet." —Time.com
"Witty, ironic captions that are cute, hilarious, and relatable all at once . . . WeRateDogs is a cultural force in its own right." —Salon
"Next-level understanding of internet escapism . . . The real magic is the delightfully surreal captions." —Esquire
"Such lighthearted humor . . . as WeRateDogs followers are constantly reminded, all dogs are good dogs." —NPR
“Nelson’s surreal, irrelevant, and often hilarious captions take it to the next level.” —NY Mag
“Over-the-top and hilarious.” —Barkpost
“‘We Rate Dogs’ isn’t the Twitter account we need, it’s the Twitter account we deserve.” —theCHIVE
“It’s about time WeRateDogs gets the credit it deserves for its complete accuracy and human service to rating dogs.” —Buzzfeed