Zeaman takes us on a journey from a 'round-the-block fraternity of dog-walking dupes -suburban fathers who indulged their children's wish for a dog-to a strange and forbidden wonderland at the edge of town, the New Jersey Meadowlands. Along the way, he rediscovers childhood's forgotten fringe places, investigates the mysteries of the natural world, and experiences moments of inexplicable joy.
John Zeaman writes an arts column for Design NJ. He was also the art critic and design writer at The Record (Hackensack, NJ) for more than 20 years, and continues to freelance for the paper. He has won numerous awards, including three (2001, 2004, 2005) from the Manhattan-based Society of the Silurians, the nation's oldest press club. He is also the author of a series of children's books called Before They Were Pets (Franklin Watts/Scholastic, 1998). Zeaman's young adult book, Overpopulation (Franklin Watts, 2002) was selected for the New York Public Library's list, Books for the Teen Age.