Everybody Died, So I Got a Dog: The funny, heartbreaking memoir of losing a family and gaining a dog
The funny, heart-breaking, wonderfully told story of love, family and overwhelming loss which led Emily Dean to find hope and healing in the dog she always wanted.
Growing up with the Deans was a fabulous training ground for many things: ignoring unpaid bills, being the most entertaining guest at dinner, deconstructing poetry. It was never home for the dog Emily craved....more
This book has not disappointed. It is beautifully written (as expected) very entertaining and heart-breaking in parts, ...more
Emilys father was a BBC broadcaster and her mother an actor. She and her sister Rachel survived a childhood of intellectual chaos. Bailiffs were invited in for tea, final demands were used as coasters and ...more
I cannot express my gratitude enough to Emily Dean for sharing her life story (and those of her family members) with us. ♥🐶 ...more
Reading about her grief made me relive mine. Reading about finding herself made me hopeful. Ultimately, I finished this book feeling uplifted and a lil less alone.
Emily Dean wrote beautifully; with a sense of humour and raw honesty. I cried and laughed through ...more
When is the stand up show, Emily?? ...more
I cried on the way to work when the inevitable happens, the first tragedy for Emily and her family.
This book is simply beautiful, I love knowing that a dog lives in the moment and when a dogs owner passes away they spend their whole lives thinking they might return as they have no clue of the future..
I wish we humans had this capacity to deal with lifes most ...more
However, it's a brilliant book. Dean tells the story of her childhood, which is complicated and bohemian. Then she tells the story of the deaths of her sister - ...more
Of course Emily Deans life cup splurged on hardships, however reading her story has refreshed my whole outlook of what it really takes to be a human. Ive laughed and cried on the same page, resonated and been baffled by her enigmatic childhood, but most of all I have learnt a very valuable lesson; All of us are guilty, but none of us are to blame.
Life lessons blindly encapsulated in such a ...more
"The only thing that really ever connected you with anyone else was the truth"
:') so honestly written, so courageously open-hearted.