Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me From Myself

 

Julie Barton writes this moving memoir about how a puppy named Bunker saved her. When she was in her 20s, depression engulfed her; brought on by childhood trauma and the more recent betrayal she faced from her partner. It was then that her mother gifted her Bunker, which finally helped Julie recover. Writing beautifully, Julie recounts how the non-judgmental love she got from Bunker brought her back from her internalized judgments about herself, where she considered herself ugly, stupid and unlikeable. This book also found itself among the top 10 books of 2016.