What does a hip, arty, self-interested and semi-committed couple in a closet-sized New York City apartment do when they tire of their jaded lives?
They decide to rescue a dog with "issues," of course. In this humorous, moving and startlingly original memoir, critically-acclaimed author Lee Harrington shares her story of love, loss, dysfunctional relationships, and the shelter dog who put things right.
Lee and Ed were on the verge of breaking up. Money was tight, their careers were floundering and their personalities, frankly, did not mix. Then, on a fateful day in August, they decided on impulse to visit a nearby animal shelter. In a split-second decision that would change their lives, they brought home a troubled spaniel mix named Wallace.
They quickly realized that this dog was more than they could handle—and seemingly hopeless. Faced with a new responsibly, they bickered constantly, worried incessantly and disagreed on nearly every aspect of how to handle the dog. But through it all, they agreed they loved him.
And slowly but surely, that love helped transform both the dog and the relationship. Both Lee and Ed, through the dog, learned how to love in new and fearless ways. And thus, by rescuing a needy spaniel, they ended up rescuing themselves.
Rex and the City: True Tales of a Rescue Dog Who Rescued a Relationship is a revamped version of Harrington’s 2006 Rex and the City: A Memoir of a Woman, a Man, and a Dysfunctional Dog, and includes four additional chapters, revisions, a new preface and a sneak preview chapter from Rex and the City Volume II.
What people are saying: “Hands-down the best human-with-dog memoir you will ever read!” ~ Bark magazine
“Rex and the City is a very sharp and poignant (and funny) human-dog love story, but it is also more than that, a very revealing piece of social commentary shedding light on the impact dogs can have on families, friends and relationships. A lot of fun!” ~ Jon Katz (author of A Dog Year, The Dogs of Bedlam Farm)
About the author
Lee Harrington is a literary editor, columnist, and book reviewer at Bark Magazine. She has thrice been named the “Best Humor Writer” by the Dog Writer’s Association of America, due primarily to her hugely popular column “Rex and the City” which has been appearing in Bark since 2000.
Lee is currently working on several books: a literary novel,“Nothing Keeps A Frenchman From His Lunch;” a second volume of Rex and the City; a young-adult fantasy fiction series called The Star Sisters, and a memoir about living at a Buddhist Retreat center called “In Tents.”
Title: Rex and the City: True Tales of a Rescue Dog Who Rescued a Relationship
Author: Lee Harrington
ASIN: B006O4SRY2 (Kindle Edition)
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