Dog Medicine by Julie Barton
How My Dog Saved Me From Myself

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When a medical issue threatens to cripple or even kill Bunker, readers will wonder whether the dog—and Barton herself—will survive. A heartfelt page-turner about depression and how dogs can save us from ourselves.
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An honest and deeply moving debut memoir about a young woman’s battle with depression and how her dog saved her life

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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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About Julie Barton

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Julie Barton holds a B.A. from Kenyon College, an M.F.A. in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and an M.A. in women’s studies from Southern Connecticut State University. She lives in Northern California with her husband, two daughters, and small menagerie of pets.
Author Residence: Northern California
Author Hometown: Ohio
 
Published July 19, 2016 by Penguin Books. 252 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Self Help. Non-fiction
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When a medical issue threatens to cripple or even kill Bunker, readers will wonder whether the dog—and Barton herself—will survive. A heartfelt page-turner about depression and how dogs can save us from ourselves.

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