Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself

By Julie Barton

Overview
An honest and deeply moving debut memoir about a young woman’s battle with depression and how her dog saved her life “ Dog Medicine simply has to be your next must-read.” —Cheryl Strayed  At twenty-two, Julie Barton collapsed on her kitchen floor in Manhattan. She was... View more
Binding Paperback
Other Available Formats Hardcover
Pages 256 pages
Publisher Penguin Books
Publication Date July 19, 2016
Language English
Dimensions 5.4 x 0.7 x 8 inches
ISBN-13 9780143130017

Product Description

An honest and deeply moving debut memoir about a young woman’s battle with depression and how her dog saved her life

Dog Medicine simply has to be your next must-read.” —Cheryl Strayed 

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.

Haunted by troubling childhood memories, Julie continued to sink into suicidal depression. 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 the anguish of depression, the slow path to recovery, the beauty of forgiveness, and the astonishing ways animals can help heal even the most broken hearts and minds.

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