Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Dog Medicine - A Shout Out

Dog_Medicine_cvrJulie Barton's memoir about how adopting a dog helped her battle depression -  Think Piece Publishing will release Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself on November 10th.  
**First print run sold out! Second print now available!**
You can also find out more about Julie Barton and the book on her website, www.byjuliebarton.com and the Facebook page for the book: https://www.facebook.com/dogmedicinebook.

Dog Medicine

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. 

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 in beautiful, elegiac language the anguish of depression, the slow path to recovery, and the astonishing way animals can heal even the most broken hearts and minds.


JulieBarton_AuthorPhotoJulie Barton is a writer, mother of two and animal lover who lives in Northern California. Her memoir, Dog Medicine, How My Dog Saved Me From Myself was published in November of 2015 by Think Piece Publishing.

Julie has a B.A. in English Literature from Kenyon College, an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a M.A. in Women’s Studies from Southern Connecticut State University.

Julie’s writing has been published in Brain Child MagazineThe South Carolina ReviewLouisiana Literature, Two Hawks Quarterly, Westview, The Huffington Post, and more.

Mostly she just tries to be kind to people and animals, avoid judgement, appreciate nature, and write every chance she gets.