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256 pages, Hardcover
First published March 7, 2017
“Maybe it was time to put aside the addiction concerns I had with my mother. I was in New York City! I had my best friend with me now. It was November. Time to explore.” [she mentions in the acknowledgments that her editor helped her cut down on exclamation points!]
“I guess when you bring a dog into your life, you are setting yourself up for heartbreak, aren’t you? Sure, you will most likely have to say good-bye and it will be the saddest day ever, but it’s so worth it, isn’t it? To have a dog. To learn from their unconditional love.”
“My bottom lip quivered. As … we headed toward the vet’s office [to put Gizelle to sleep], I understood the meaning of the expression ‘a broken heart.’ My heart hurt miserably; it felt as though someone had tied a belt around it and was pulling tightly. It was the worst feeling I’d ever felt.”