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All Dogs Go to Kevin: Everything Three Dogs Taught Me (That I Didn’t Learn in Veterinary School)

All Dogs Go to Kevin: Everything Three Dogs Taught Me (That I Didn't Learn in Veterinary School)by Jessica Vogelsang

Hardcover, 323 pages
Published July 14th 2015 by Grand Central Publishing
4.5 Stars

 

My Review: This is a memoir of a dedicated, introverted, animal loving Veterinarian. This was an uplifting book showing the positives of pet ownership.

Dr. Jessica Vogelsang begins her story as a young introverted girl who’s parents think that getting her a dog will help her to meet people. It doesn’t really. As she struggles to determine what she wants to do with her life, she decides on Vet School. She is worried about having to euthanize animals though. The book deals with her professional life as well as her personal life. We meet her friends (Kevin), her two children, she talks about her post-partum depression and her family. The professional side had laughs, some tears and a comaraderie developed in the vet practice. She talks about the on-the-job training that goes on, as well the cost and sometimes disrespect that goes along with the job. Of course you can’t read a book about animals without some deaths along the way. When she has to explain the death of the family dog to her young children, her youngest misunderstands Heaven to be Kevin. This misunderstanding plays an important role in how she eventually perceives death of a pet. This is a book that I really can’t explain, you just have to read it. I went through a gamut of emotions while reading and listening to this one. If you are an animal lover, you will enjoy this book. I recommend it.

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Running with a Police Escort: Tales from the Back of the Pack

Running with a Police Escort: Tales from the Back of the Packby Jill Grunenwald

Hardcover, 252 pages
Published January 3rd 2017 by Skyhorse Publishing
4 Stars

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Finding Shelter: Portraits of Love, Healing, and Survival

Finding Shelter by Jesse Freidinby Jesse Freidin

Expected publication: April 1st 2017 by Lyons Press

5 Stars

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Irena’s Children: The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto

Irena's Children: The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghettoby Tilar J. Mazzeo

Published September 27th 2016 by Gallery Books

5 Stars

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Accepted: How the First Gay Superstar Changed WWE

Accepted by Pat Pattersonby Pat Patterson, with Bertrand Hebert , Vince McMahon Jr. (Foreword)

Published September 22nd 2016 by ECW Press

3.5 Stars

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In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox

In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandboxby Carol Burnett

Published September 13th 2016 by Crown Archetype

4 Stars

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Go Big or Go Home

Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dreamby Scotty McCreery, Travis Thrasher

Published May 3rd 2016 by Zondervan

4 Stars

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