Pomeranian Pup / Author
12 year old Pomeranian, Gentleman Norman, offers practical advice for men on grooming and wardrobe, relationship maintenance and manners through his beautifully photographed coffee table book, “How To Be A Man.” Ladies everywhere are waiting in line for a pawtographed copy and a glimpse of this media mogul. This fun-loving book is the perfect gift for people of all ages. The Gentleman Norman brand reminds us of the significance of Style, Manners and Charity in our lives.
From canine confidante to established author, Norman has been sharing his well-bred secrets with the world since 2012. Full of wisdom, panache and confidence, Norman’s beautifully photographed coffee table book draws upon his own twelve years of life experience – eleven of which are marked by a remarkable friendship with loving owner, Georgia native and Rancho Santa Fe, California resident, Laura Martella. After a difficult divorce and the death of her mother from Alzheimer’s disease in 2011, Martella developed the idea of a book about traditional values and good old-fashioned manners. A therapeutic process for both Martella and Norman, Gentleman Norman: How to be a Man offers readers a tongue-and-cheek guide to good form, proving chivalry need not – and should not – die.
Accustomed to the VIP list, a stint on Good Morning America, a cover model for the iconic Gump’s holiday catalog, and a beloved regular at San Francisco’s prestigious Fairmont Hotel , Norman has charmed his way into the hearts of Americans everywhere. Young whippersnappers don’t threaten his larger than life personality, and he sure isn’t afraid to wear pink – provided it’s cashmere, of course.
From accompanying Martella on shopping trips to helping her through tough times, the pooch full of personality and compassion, knows how to work a room, lend a thoughtful paw and has table manners better than most people. This mini mogul realizes big isn’t about the size, but rather the attitude and heart. Martella and Gentleman Norman are giving back to a cause close to both of their hearts and will be donating a portion of book sales to the Alzheimer’s Association San Diego/Imperial Chapter.