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Good Boy: A Life in Seven Dogs | Jennifer Finney Boylan
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From bestselling author of Shes Not There, New York Times opinion columnist, and human rights activist Jennifer Finney Boylan, Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs, a memoir of the transformative power of loving dogs. This is a book about dogs: the love we have for them, and the way that love helps us understand the people we have been. Its in the love of dogs, and my love for them, that I can best now take the measure of the child I once was, and the bottomless, unfathomable desires that once haunted me. There are times when it is hard for me to fully remember that love, which was once so fragile, and so fierce. Sometimes it seems to fade before me, like breath on a mirror. But I remember the dogs. In her New York Times opinion column, Jennifer Finney Boylan wrote about her relationship with her beloved dog Indigo, and her wise, funny, heartbreaking column went viral. In Good Boy, Boylan explores what should be the simplest topic in the world, but never is: finding and giving love. Good Boy is a universal account of a remarkable story: showing how a young boy became a middle-aged womanaccompanied at seven crucial moments of growth and transformation by seven memorable dogs. Everything I know about love, she writes, I learned from dogs. Their love enables us pull off what seem like impossible feats: to find our way home when we are lost, to live our lives with humor and courage, and above all, to best become our true selves.
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
Good Boy: A Life in Seven Dogs | Jennifer Finney Boylan
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Just so darn good. I inhaled this like a dog who tips over the treat jar in an empty house. Boylan tells stories of her childhood, teenage years, and adult life through the lens of dog ownership. In some stories dogs are central, and often misbehaving. In others, they are bit players. I laughed a lot, and also learned more about the trans journey. 4 enthusiastic stars.

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Crazeedi Awww this sounds so good, I'd probably cry 3d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Crazeedi I did way more laughing than crying ... 🐶 3d
Crazeedi @BarbaraTheBibliophage well then I'm putting this on TBR, sounds really good! Thank you! 3d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Crazeedi I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 3d
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lovelybookshelf
Good Boy: A Life in Seven Dogs | Jennifer Finney Boylan
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I love JFB so I was totally excited to get this galley in my mailbox today! 🥰 #bookmail #memoir #transauthors #doglovers

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
Good Boy: A Life in Seven Dogs | Jennifer Finney Boylan
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No puppies at our house due to allergies, but I have wonderful memories of my pre-marriage dogs. It‘s also fortuitous that this book landed with me the day after a family member came out to us as a trans man. Hoping this‘ll be a book to share with people just learning to be allies. #celadonreads #goodboy

BarbaraTheBibliophage Might try to squeeze this into #NFNov ... depending on how the holiday weekend goes! @rsteve388 @Clwojick 2w
Clwojick 1 pt ♥️ 1w
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Butterflyamore
Good Boy: A Life in Seven Dogs | Jennifer Finney Boylan
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“Dogs help us understand ourselves: who we are, who we‘ve been. They teach us what it means to love and be loved. They bear witness to our joys and sorrows; they lick the tears from our faces. And when our backs are turned, they steal a whole roasted chicken off the supper table. “ ~Jennifer Finney Boylan

I love both memoirs and dog books so I‘m thrilled to have the opportunity to read and review this upcoming publication from Celadon Books!

Addison_Reads This sounds like a great read! Stacked 💚 4w
tracey38 That quote is so true! 4w
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