When Nancy Balbirer learns her beloved eleven-year-old beagle has kidney failure, shes devastated. She and her husband had gotten Ira as a puppya wedding gift to each other, and their first foray into parenthood. Now, her dog is terminal, her marriage is on life support, and Nancy is desperate to save them both (whether they want it or not). In a single year, she loses her two best friends, but Nancys life is about to take yet another unexpected turn.With humor and heart, Nancy Balbirer shares her story of relationships, loss, and canine friendship in this illuminating memoir about the lengths people will go to keep love aliveand the power of finally letting go....
|Title||:||A Marriage in Dog Years: A Memoir|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
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A Marriage in Dog Years: A Memoir Reviews
Easy enjoyable read; just a little overdone
Appreciated the reality of it. The honesty of her reflection on herself. However, there were many times I felt several paragraphs could have been trimmed down to one. I didn’t need the author to make and remake her points. I would’ve preferred one strong statement.
Laughter and tears notwithstanding this was a good read. The way she strings her story together makes it hard to put this one down. I fell in love with Ira and identified with Nancy which for me defines a book: could this be my life? This book reads like a Woody Allen movie. Angst and the human experience are one and the same for Nancy.
This is a sad book about saying goodbye to both her marriage and her dog. I am not sure which one was the hardest to let go of. It makes you return go about your own live . I would recommend this book to my older friends who have lived e and choices we all make. It is a good read even when it is sad.
Through similar events in their lifes. Younger readers might not understand the way things turn out. It is an interesting book.
Sweet and sad
So many feelings so aptly expressed in this book. Very well written and I could relate to so much of her story about her marriage and the horror of losing her precious dog, Ira. Definitely glad I read this book
Here is a Whole-Foods-eating, cleansing-candle-lighting, psychic-consulting, horoscope-believing, chi-modifying, yoga-ing, wine-shop-owning, witch-seeking-when-stumped ex-actress-turned-writer’s majestic I, I, I! monologue.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s certainly an incredibly sad interlacing of two heartbreaks—a dying dog and a dying marriage. But it was just, I don’t know, a bit too narcissistic to spark empathy. I love my dog and during the parts about Ira’s illness, I just didn’t want to even imag ...more
So much useless junk trying to lengthen this story. I ended up skimming the majority of the book as I just couldn’t stand to read any more of the author feeling sorry for herself or reliving her past relationships. I wanted to like it, but 👎🏼👎🏼