How My Dog Saved Me From Myself
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AUTHOR: Julie Barton
GENRE: Nonfiction, Memoir
LENGTH: 256 pages (paperback edition)
FIRST PUBLISHED: 2015
Dog Medicine is not just a book about a dog, it’s also a memoir of depression and the story of how Barton’s relationship with her dog helped her heal.
Barton hit her lowest point in her battle with depression when she collapsed on the floor of her Manhattan apartment and just couldn’t function anymore. Nothing was helping, not even therapy, medical intervention, and family, until Barton adopted her Golden Retriever, Bunker. Bunker was able to break through when no one else could, and their relationship helped Barton pull through to the other side.
Throughout this book you’ll get a very open and raw look at depression and the journey Barton took to heal with the help of Bunker. The relationship between dog and human in this book will ring true for anyone that’s ever experienced the love of a dog. They can truly be life-saving.
This book is a great and hopeful book for anyone with depression or who loves someone with depression. It’s also great for anyone who believes in the healing power of dogs.