A Three Dog Life

Author: Abigail Thomas
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0297856979
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Spellbinding memoir of a woman coping with the aftermath of her husband's traumatic brain injury. When Abigail Thomas's husband, Richard, was hit by a car, it destroyed his short-term memory and consigned him to permanent brain trauma. He had been taking their dog, Harry, out for a walk, and Harry had come home alone. Subject to rages, terrors, and hallucinations, Rich must live the rest of his life in an institution. He has no memory of what he did the hour, the day, the year before. This tragedy is the ground on which Abigail had to build a new life rather than abandon her husband. How she built that life is a story of great courage and great change, of moving to a small country town, of a new family composed of three dogs, knitting and friendship, of facing down guilt and discovering gratitude. It is also about her relationship with Rich, a man who lives in the eternal present, and the eerie poetry of his often uncanny perceptions. This wise, plain-spoken, beautiful book enacts the truth Abigail discovered in the five years since the accident: You might not find meaning in disaster, but you might, with effort, make something useful of it. Forced to adapt to a life alone, Abigail finds solace at home, discovering that friends, family and dogs (Carolina, Harry and Rosie) can reshape a life of chaos into one that, while wrenchingly sad, makes sense - a life full of its own richness and beauty.


Author: Abigail Thomas
Editor: Anchor
ISBN: 0307801950
File Size: 36,75 MB
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A beautifully crafted and inviting account of one woman’s life, Safekeeping offers a sublimely different kind of autobiography. Setting aside a straightforward narrative in favor of brief passages of vivid prose, Abigail Thomas revisits the pivotal moments and the tiny incidents that have shaped her life: pregnancy at 18; single motherhood (of three!) by the age of 26; the joys and frustrations of three marriages; and the death of her second husband, who was her best friend. The stories made of these incidents are startling in their clarity and reassuring in their wisdom. This is a book in which silence speaks as eloquently as what is revealed. Openhearted and effortlessly funny, these brilliantly selected glimpses of the arc of a life are, in an age of excessive confession and recrimination, a welcome tonic.

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

Author: Gale Cengage Publishing
Editor: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787695330
File Size: 55,74 MB
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A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

Cooking The Three Dog Bakery Way

Author: Mark Beckloff
Editor: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0307483266
File Size: 42,68 MB
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From the celebrated creators of the ever pupular Three Dog Bakery, the world's first bakery for dogs, comes a fun-filled collection of easy-to-make gourmutt meals and treats designed to keep dogs healthy, happy, and drooling from ear to ear. It's the cookbook that gives "baked-from-scratch" a whole new meaning! With more than thirty bakeries across the U.S., Canada, and Asia (and more on the way!), a thriving Internet and mail-order business, and products featured in retail stores nationwide, Mark Beckloff and Dan Dye of the Three Dog Bakery have baked tasty treats for pampered pooches around the world. In Cooking the Three Dog Bakery Way, now you can learn to cook these canine-inspired creations at home. The sixty recipes collected here focus on simplicity, using human-quality ingredients that can readily be found in the everyday kitchen pantry. You will be able to whip up deleashous foods that will make your dog smile, sit up, and beg for more! Many traditional dog foods are manufactured from the lowest-grade ingredients, but in Cooking the Three Dog Bakery Way, you will learn to prepare flavorful foods for your furry four-legged best friend. The delicious delicacies—including Say Cheese! Chasers, Biscotti Bites, PupOvers, Yip Yap Banana Snaps, and Labrador Lasagna—were developed using ingredients approved by one of the nation's top animal nutritionists, and dog-tested by the authors’ own beloved pack of hounds. In addition to the recipes, you will also find health tips, nutritional facts, basic grooming and training information, charming illustrations, and plenty of pet-loving puns, making Cooking the Three Dog Bakery Way irresistible for anyone who loves a dog.

Dog Life Narratives Exhibiting Instinct C

Author: Dog life
File Size: 64,78 MB
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Three Dog Winter

Author: Elizabeth Van Steenwyk
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802735541
File Size: 20,75 MB
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Sled-dog racing means everything to Scott McClure. It also helps keep his father's memory alive. Scott plans to form a new team of three sled dogs so that he can continue racing and become a champion like his dad. But life changes quickly when his mother remarries and they move from California to Montana. From the start, Scott has problems with his stepfather and his stepbrother, Brad. Scott won't let anything interfere with his dreams as he trains and races Kaylah, his Malamute, and the other dogs on the team. But Scott doesn't know the obstacles he must face.

A Modern Dog S Life

Author: Paul McGreevy
Editor: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615191186
File Size: 75,48 MB
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An animal behavior expert “combines sensible information with charming wit [in] an entertaining guide for new and veteran dog owners” (Ken Foster, author of The Dogs Who Found Me). What do dogs value? Why do they get so excited by their daily walks? And why do canines of different breeds have different needs? Veterinarian and professor of animal behavior Dr. Paul McGreevy answers these questions and many more, explaining what life is like from a pooch’s perspective—including a special section about dogs and city living. Filled with humor and memorable characters (including “Uncle Wolf” and “Feral Cheryl”), this guide offers: Insights from recent studies on how dogs see, smell, and experience the world Explanations of canine behavior, accompanied with over forty action photos Tips on everything from petting them to calming them at the vet’s User-friendly training techniques that build skills gradually and keep your pet motivated Dr. McGreevy offers an exciting new approach to training a dog: By acting as a “life coach”—rather than an “alpha dog” or “parent”—and by looking at the process as a fun opportunity for you and your pet to grow closer and learn new skills, you can greatly improve your dog’s quality of life, and teach good behavior at the same time. “Science, experience, and common sense . . .Your dog will want you to read it.” —Mark Evans, chief veterinary adviser, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Animals And Their People

Author: Anna Barcz
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 900438622X
File Size: 21,27 MB
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In Animals and Their People, editors Anna Barcz and Dorota Łagodzka present a collection of texts providing a zoocentric insight into philosophical, artistic, and literary issues in Anglo-American and Central-Eastern European thought.

What Comes Next And How To Like It

Author: Abigail Thomas
ISBN: 9781410477958
File Size: 59,32 MB
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A New York Times Bestselling AuthorWhat comes next after the devastating loss of her husband? What form does her lifelong platonic friendship take after a certain line is crossed? How to cope with her daughter's illness? Or the death of her beloved dog? Is life worth living without three cocktails before dinner? And how to like it? How to accept, appreciate, enjoy? Readers who loved Abigail Thomas's memoir A Three Dog Life will relish this beautiful examination of her life today.

Three Dog Nightmare

Author: Chuck Negron
Editor: Renaissance Books
ISBN: 9781580631556
File Size: 47,41 MB
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I lay there shaking like a Vegematic and sweating through the blankets. I prayed, "Please let me die or give me one minute of peace from this sickness." Then it happened. I knew then, and I still know now, that God did something for me that I could not do for myself. It was a gift. I was weak, alone, desperate, dying, and afraid. I surrendered. I prayed. He saved me. That's the only way I can explain what for me was the beginning of a miracle. Three Dog Nightmare is the autobiography of Chuck Negron, and it is the story of one of the most successful rock groups ever, Three Dog Night. But unlike so many rock bios, this is much more than a self-indulgent paean to sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Three Dog Nightmare is a profoundly moral tale, an inspiring story of recovery and resurrection. But without a fall, there can be no resurrection. Few have fallen as hard, or as low. And even though we know the outcome, even though we know that he survived, Chuck Negron's is a story that seems at times almost too painful to read in its devastatingly sad portrayal of wasted talent, ruined chances, and burned lives. I shoved drugs into my system like a little kid eating candy. And in the end, it took away everything: my money, my fame, my wives, my children, and my self-respect. I traded a Mediterranean-style villa in the Hollywood Hills for a corner of an abandoned building where I slept on a filthy mattress I found in a vacant lot. That he survived at all is a miracle; that he has his career back on track and a new life devoted to helping other drug abusers is an inspiration.

Thinking About Memoir

Author: Abigail Thomas
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402752350
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Language, literature and biography.

A Dog S Life

Author: Paul Bailey
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141901454
File Size: 58,66 MB
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In the spring of 1985, the novelist Paul Bailey found himself becoming the unlikely owner of a dog. He saw the puppy in the window of a pet shop and was instantly (and lastingly) beguiled. She was given the name Circe by Bailey's dying partner, David, who was also overcome by her charms, though after a good deal of resistance. This memoir tells of the sixteen years Paul Bailey spent in Circe's company, while also offering portraits of friends and acquaintances, living and dead. There are sketches of the various eccentrics encountered during his walks with the dog, and descriptions of the author's trips abroad - to Romania, Poland, and Hungary, among other countries.

The Ladies Home Journal

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Three Dog Tales

Author: Patricia Conway
ISBN: 9781087927824
File Size: 73,57 MB
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Three Dog Tales is Patricia Conway's homage to the three rescued canines who inspire her and have toiled ceaselessly to provide her with the wisdom that humans are not the superior species. The author's observations range from the depths of her dog illiteracy with her first rescue through her total conversion to the wholeheartedly devoted. Three Dog Tales are musings on love, joy, sorrow, redemption, and enlightenment. The dogs of Conway's life are indispensable guides, partners, teachers, and cures for a myriad of ailments. Their tales will resonate with readers who are privileged to be among the already besotted, and encourage the hesitant to take the plunge headfirst into dogwise bliss.

The Life Of Henry Bidleman Bascom D D Ll D Late Bishop Of The Methodist Episcopal Church South

Author: Moses Montgomery Henkle
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Three Dog Day

Author: Lia Farrell
Editor: Camel Press
ISBN: 9781603819718
File Size: 11,28 MB
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It's a bitter cold January in Rosedale, Tennessee. Mae December finds yet another body, this one on the banks of the Little Harpeth River. Another murder for her boyfriend, Sheriff Ben Bradley, to investigate. Mae's broken wrist makes helping with the case difficult, but that's okay, because evidence points clearly to the owner of a nearby puppy mill. Book 3 of the Mae December mystery series.

It S A Dog S Life But It S Your Carpet

Author: Dr. Justine Lee
Editor: Crown
ISBN: 0307409953
File Size: 76,47 MB
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Why does my dog lick his balls? Admit it; you’ve always wanted to know. Well, finally there’s a professional out there who’s not too embarrassed to answer–bone-fide veterinarian, critical-care specialist, and dog lover Dr. Justine A. Lee. It’s a Dog’s Life . . . but It’s Your Carpet takes you behind the scenes to look at the training and off-the-record opinions of a certified vet, and answers all the questions you’ve always wanted to ask about your dog, including: Is a dog's nose a good indicator of his health? Can a Chihuahua and a Great Dane mate? Why do dogs eat their own poop? What's the smartest breed? Can I get my dog's ears pierced? Why does my dog roll around in rotting feces? If I mix food coloring with Fluffy's kibble, will it make her poop easier to find in the yard? Written by one of two hundred veterinary board-certified emergency critical-care specialists in the world, It’s a Dog’s Life . . . but It’s Your Carpet offers factual and funny answers to some of the most common, offbeat questions about our beloved companions. Whether you’re looking for advice on pet rearing, solutions to your dog's most frustrating habits, explanations of his weirdest quirks, or simply a good laugh, this book is sure to inform–and entertain–dog lovers of every breed.

Give Me A Dog S Life Any Day

Author: Hama Tuma
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412021375
File Size: 78,63 MB
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Give Me a Dog's Life Any Day, the second book of African Absurdities by Hama Tuma, is a collection of satirical articles on the African and the world political reality, of the double standards that exist, the follies of governments and politicians and of citizens too. There is parody here, ironic laughter at the very serious problems of Africa, a call to ponder on the failures of governance, the lack of democracy using the prism of irreverent satire. Nothing is sacred; the pompous leaders are made fun of and their naked state exposed. Book II of African Absurdities goes even farther than Book I in poking fatal fun at African leaders, their patrons in the West and at life in general. This is a book that will entertain and make you laugh but it will be the laughter of the knowing, the victim, the conscious and the one who is keen on justice but is realistic enough to know that this world is not fair to the weak and the defenseless.

Three Dog Night A Viva Voice Novel

Author: Gouri Dange
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9351361527
File Size: 78,27 MB
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As Viva turns 61 and decides that it's time to wind things down a notch, life deals her a whole new hand, which she plays deftly and with inventive grace. As Viva turns sixty-one, she decides to speed up the process of 'going junglee', as her husband once put it. But just as she has begun to back-pedal, de-clutter, disengage, go monochrome and all the other things people her age are supposed to do, life comes romping in again, with all its insistent, multi-coloured demands. Moni is dating someone who's just bad news. Perhaps Aidan, the vet with an interest in Indian mongrels, is the right man for her? What is Shruti's mysterious Nepal connection? How will her grandson Dhruv react to the arrival of Emanto? Should Viva be listening to the sinister Gautam-Gafoor's suggestions about media and mandawli? Should she have gone on that date with Raghav? Viva deftly bats these googlys and doosras that life throws at her, playing her second innings with an inventive grace. Three-Dog Night is imbued with all the drama of a life passionately lived, a life lived with nerve and verve.

Braving The Fire

Author: Jessica Handler
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250014557
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Braving the Fire is the first book to provide a road map for the journey of writing honestly about mourning, grief and loss. Created specifically by and for the writer who has experienced illness, loss, or the death of a loved one, Braving the Fire takes the writers' perspective in exploring the challenges and rewards for the writer who has chosen, with courage and candor, to be the memory keeper. It will be useful to the memoirist just starting out, as well as those already in the throes of coming to terms with complicated emotions and the challenges of shaping a compelling, coherent true story. Loosely organized around the familiar Kübler-Ross model of Five Stages of Grief, Braving the Fire uses these stages to help the reader and writer though the emotional healing and writing tasks before them, incorporating interviews and excerpts from other treasured writers who've done the same. Insightful contributions from Nick Flynn, Darin Strauss, Kathryn Rhett, Natasha Trethewey, and Neil White, among others, are skillfully bended with Handler's own approaches to facing grief a second time to be able to write about it. Each section also includes advice and wisdom from leading doctors and therapists about the physical experience of grieving. Handler is a compassionate guide who has braved the fire herself, and delivers practical and inspirational direction throughout.