You never get over your first love... especially when that love has button eyes, a little felt nose, and a heart made of stuffing. Dirty Wow Wow and Other Love Stories: A Tribute to the Threadbare Companions of Childhood is a love letter to all of the lovies in the world; the well worn sock monkeys, the teddy bears with the plush rubbed off, stuffed animals with hastily sewn back appendages. These are the toys our children sleep with at night, and drag around with them all day, the ones that keep us up at night, worried about what will happen on the inevitable day that the beloved Center of the Universe is inadvertantly left on a plane, or at grandma's house. Dirty Wow Wow and Other Love Stories celebrates the lives of fifty transitional love objects,and if flipping through this book doesn't trigger memories of your own beloved childhood friend, you might have a heart of stone. There is a great collection of reader-submitted lovies on the Ten Speed Press web site - a touching reminder that love isn't always kind! Did you have your own version of Dirty Wow Wow as a child? Do you still have one?