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|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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A Marriage in Dog Years: A Memoir Reviews
Although the book was promising, it was also disappointing. After 11 years of marriage, the puppy that was a wedding present to each other is now dying as is the marriage. The author spent a lot of time justifying keeping the dog alive, despite horrendous vet bills (which the couple really couldn't afford) in hopes of also keeping her marriage alive. Felt the story which really related more to the disintegrating marriage and two individual with difficulties "finding themselves" was at times funn ...more
This book really hit me. Very enjoyable although the points were tough. Highly recommend.
I've tried and tried...given it a month.. but I got to 55% and I just cannot keep reading this book. If books could be read in monotone, this one would be. I very very rarely give up on a book and have not written a review like this in forever - but truly, this was not a pleasant experience!
The title itself is what caught me. That and the fact that it was an Amazon 'first' - pre-release opportunity to read. I pictured the sort of book that could be written with this amazing title and I was keen ...more
This book tried really hard to follow in the footsteps of Eat, Pray, Love with regards to Elizabeth Gilbert's discussion on her failed marriage. I respected the author's process here, and felt bad because Ira seemed like such a wonderful, supportive dog who didn't deserve all of the heartache his human was experiencing. It seemed like the author had spent more time trying to save her dog's life than trying to salvage her marriage, in the hopes that saving Ira would save her marriage. Except that ...more
Parallels of life
I was married and had a dog. In so many ways this was a parallel to my own love and loss I thought a lot about that time in my lifetime and where I am now. I miss the days of us but I love the memories we made together. I think of those times but I loved tribe fact the hurt is all to real and some days even five years later I feel the loss and sounder was it ever real. Love you my boy Cody and my former wife. Weall were once good together!!!!!!
Once again I chose a book that held such promise and did not deliver. Yes, it contained bits about Ira, but it was more about her struggling marriage. Her husband quit his NYC lawyer job to open a wine bar which left the family struggling. Then he quit that to "find himself" while having an affair. This book was more about my lousy husband. I understand that the author recently published a book about her marriage. Is it Volume 2 because this book was all about her marriage?
More like 4.5 stars. But still. This was a well written memoir that really touched on how we start to view our past and present when it feels like we have lost control. Also how we use different units of measurement - i.e. the dog - to try and quantify or even qualify a situation or timeline to follow what they’ve been through with us.
Our pets don’t live for nearly as long as we all wish they did, but it is entirely true for this book that we all are lucky to have our pets while we do. They are ...more
Way too many different words to say the exact same things over and over. Ira was the only character I liked.