Released on 14 July 2016.

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Dog Medicine

How My Dog Saved Me From Myself

4.25 based on 1449 ratings & 281 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

At twenty-two, Julie Barton collapsed on her kitchen floor in Manhattan. She was one year out of college and severely depressed. Summoned by Julie's incoherent phone call, her mother raced from Ohio to New York and took her home. Psychiatrists, therapists and family tried to intervene, but nothing reached her until the day she decided to do one hopeful thing: adopt a Golden Retriever puppy she named Bunker.

Dog Medicine captures in beautiful, elegiac language the anguish of depression, the slow path to recovery, and the astonishing way animals can heal even the most broken hearts and minds.

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A heartfelt page-turner about depression and how dogs can save us from ourselves
Kirkus
A stunning new memoir from Julie Barton explores the topics of severe depression and canine companionship as treatment in poignant and revealing language
Foreword Reviews
Dog Medicine simply has to be your next must-read
Cheryl Strayed, bestselling author of Wild