Lessons from Tara

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Lessons from Tara

Life Advice from the World's Most Brilliant Dog

The famous author of the Andy Carpenter series, David Rosenfelt, has penned a second nonfiction book themed around his love of dogs and animal rescue. From chapter to chapter, he narrates his view on how Tara, his beloved Golden, taught him so many things about life. Plus, he has included other chapters dedicated to his other beloved canine family members.

I absolutely adored this book! This is the first book I’ve read from Mr. Rosenfelt and I’m so glad I decided to request it from Netgalley. The author not only has a way with words, but also his very dry sense of humor resonates throughout the book making this a gem of a read. I was literally laughing out loud at some of the stories he animatedly told and I felt I was seeing them playout in front of me firsthand. He has another canine related nonfiction book called Dognapping, and I can’t wait to add that one to my library as well. I highly recommend this book and I look forward to reading more by this entertaining and quite witty author. Well done!


Book Blurb for Lessons from Tara

David Rosenfelt's loyal readers of the Andy Carpenter series are familiar with Tara, the golden retriever sidekick. Many also got to know Tara from Dogtripping, David's nonfiction book about becoming a slightly nutty dog rescuer and the dog that started it all. Here, finally, is a book all about the inspirational canine who taught David everything he knows. Well, he did know how to tie his shoes before he met and came to love Tara, but that's about it.

Through Tara, David learned about dating, about being able to share his emotions, and also about everyday stuff like who gets to use the pillow if several dogs are sleeping in your bed (clue: It's not the human) and why random barking will never be something that can be eliminated. Lessons From Tara is infused with David's trademark wry and self-deprecating sense of humor, and will move readers to tears and laughter.


Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2015 5.00