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Nothing could have prepared Larry Levin and his twelve-year old sons Noah and Dan for what happened that Autumn day in 1992 when they took a beloved cat to Ardmore Animal Hospital to be put down – and a small white pup literally came bounding into their lives. Levin’s first thought was that the dog must have been in a fire: it was missing an ear and the left side of its lopsided face was raw pink scar tissue. As he soon learned, the pup had been used as bait to train fighting dogs. The police had found the pup in a drug raid. Its cheekbone had been pulverized and part of its jawbone broken off. Cast aside and simply left to die, without food, water, blood, or medical treatment of any kind for five-seven days, the dog somehow survived. The police took him to the animal hospital where, against all odds, the staff saved him.

It was love at first sight --for all of them. The Levins named their new pup Oogy, an affectionate derivative of “ugly”. A Dogo Argentino, Oogy quickly grew to be ninety pounds of dog that didn’t know he was a dog at all. Whatever Noah and Dan did, Oogy wanted to join in, and he soon became known as “the third twin”. His exuberance and unadulterated joy daily reminded the Levins that one can go through the most horrific experience and come out on the other side with love and dignity intact. With a face as grotesque as any gargoyle’s, Oogy’s looks never impeded the love he shared and with which he was daily showered.

Levin’s heartwarming and poignant first book, Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love, interweaves Oogy’s remarkable story with that of Noah and Dan, who were adopted when they were three days old. A true story of second chances, Oogy explores the experiences of adoption and rescue, and how both helped Levin overcome the long-repressed death of his sister when he was three years old. A New York Times and Publishers’ Weekly bestseller, Oogy has been recommended by many magazines including O, People, and Dog Fancy; was named to a number of top ten lists following its publication in 2010 including being named one of People’s Best Books of 2010, and an Indie Next Pick; and was included in the 2010 Readers’ Digest compendium of the year’s best non-fiction. Published in six other countries, Oogy has been an inspirational tale for people the world over. Several school districts have made Oogy required reading for students.

Levin’s talk, infused with candor and humor, tells how Oogy came into his family’s life, what it was like to have to accommodate his mischievous, energetic and unfailingly cheerful spirit, and describes both the growth of his family and the deep bond he and Oogy have developed within the broader context of the human-canine experience. He relates how Oogy came to appear on the Oprah Winfrey Show, which in turn led to the book, describes the writing experience and how the publication of the book has changed his life, and explores some of the lessons his family has learned from Oogy.

Levin and Oogy have appeared before groups at fund-raisers, literary clubs, senior citizens’ clubs, and at libraries. Volunteers with New Leash on Life, an organization that trains prisoners to rehabilitate fighting dogs, he and Oogy also make frequent appearances at fund-raisers for shelters and rescues, for which they have helped raise thousands of dollars, and regularly visit schools, where they talk to children about their experiences, dog fighting and breed prejudice. They always emphasize the lessons they have learned from Oogy about perseverance and the importance of what is on the inside. “We are both grateful for what we have overcome and try to encourage others. We feel very lucky,” Levin explains. “It’s nice to be able to give back”.

Levin has spoken frequently at AA meetings and has addressed young men and women struggling with addictions. He has been on the Board of Directors of Golden Cradle Adoption Service for almost two decades and has served as vice-president of the Agency for the past four years.

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Larry Levin

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Larry Levin Biography

Nothing could have prepared Larry Levin and his twelve-year old sons Noah and Dan for what happened that Autumn day in 1992 when they took a beloved cat to Ardmore Animal Hospital to be put down – and a small white pup literally came bounding into their lives. Levin’s first thought was that the dog must have been in a fire: it was missing an ear and the left side of its lopsided face was raw pink scar tissue. As he soon learned, the pup had been used as bait to train fighting dogs. The police had found the pup in a drug raid. Its cheekbone had been pulverized and part of its jawbone broken off. Cast aside and simply left to die, without food, water, blood, or medical treatment of any kind for five-seven days, the dog somehow survived. The police took him to the animal hospital where, against all odds, the staff saved him.

It was love at first sight --for all of them. The Levins named their new pup Oogy, an affectionate derivative of “ugly”. A Dogo Argentino, Oogy quickly grew to be ninety pounds of dog that didn’t know he was a dog at all. Whatever Noah and Dan did, Oogy wanted to join in, and he soon became known as “the third twin”. His exuberance and unadulterated joy daily reminded the Levins that one can go through the most horrific experience and come out on the other side with love and dignity intact. With a face as grotesque as any gargoyle’s, Oogy’s looks never impeded the love he shared and with which he was daily showered.

Levin’s heartwarming and poignant first book, Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love, interweaves Oogy’s remarkable story with that of Noah and Dan, who were adopted when they were three days old. A true story of second chances, Oogy explores the experiences of adoption and rescue, and how both helped Levin overcome the long-repressed death of his sister when he was three years old. A New York Times and Publishers’ Weekly bestseller, Oogy has been recommended by many magazines including O, People, and Dog Fancy; was named to a number of top ten lists following its publication in 2010 including being named one of People’s Best Books of 2010, and an Indie Next Pick; and was included in the 2010 Readers’ Digest compendium of the year’s best non-fiction. Published in six other countries, Oogy has been an inspirational tale for people the world over. Several school districts have made Oogy required reading for students.

Levin’s talk, infused with candor and humor, tells how Oogy came into his family’s life, what it was like to have to accommodate his mischievous, energetic and unfailingly cheerful spirit, and describes both the growth of his family and the deep bond he and Oogy have developed within the broader context of the human-canine experience. He relates how Oogy came to appear on the Oprah Winfrey Show, which in turn led to the book, describes the writing experience and how the publication of the book has changed his life, and explores some of the lessons his family has learned from Oogy.

Levin and Oogy have appeared before groups at fund-raisers, literary clubs, senior citizens’ clubs, and at libraries. Volunteers with New Leash on Life, an organization that trains prisoners to rehabilitate fighting dogs, he and Oogy also make frequent appearances at fund-raisers for shelters and rescues, for which they have helped raise thousands of dollars, and regularly visit schools, where they talk to children about their experiences, dog fighting and breed prejudice. They always emphasize the lessons they have learned from Oogy about perseverance and the importance of what is on the inside. “We are both grateful for what we have overcome and try to encourage others. We feel very lucky,” Levin explains. “It’s nice to be able to give back”.

Levin has spoken frequently at AA meetings and has addressed young men and women struggling with addictions. He has been on the Board of Directors of Golden Cradle Adoption Service for almost two decades and has served as vice-president of the Agency for the past four years.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Larry Levin for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Larry Levin, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Larry Levin or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Larry Levin?

    Booking fees for Larry Levin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Larry Levin, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Larry Levin?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Larry Levin for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Larry Levin for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Larry Levin or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Larry Levin or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Larry Levin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Larry Levin for your event is available upon request. Larry Levin generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rhoda Janzen, Trish Ryan, A.S. King, Jonathan Merritt and Al Switzler. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Larry Levin for an upcoming event.

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