The most important relationships of my life have been with dogs. I was born into a household where the first “baby” was actually an Australian Shephard who was most definitely smarter than I am. (Dog Tip number one: don’t have pets that can outsmart you. It’s why I have a Pomeranian and not a Jack Russell terrier.)
In addition to dogs, I’m also very lucky to be friends with some high-quality humans. One of my favorites is Tracy Beckerman. I’ve been reading her humor writing since before I met her more than a decade ago. I love her light, well-crafted humorous essays based on her real home life. Tracy is like Erma Bombeck in a leather jacket.
Here’s me in 2012 reading Tracy’s book Rebel Without a Minivan. An instant classic. The book, not those sunglasses I bought in the hotel gift shop.
Tracy’s newest book is perfect for anyone who’s loved their dog more than everyone besides her four children and husband Chris, just as a random example.
Barking at the Moon, A Story of Life, Love and Kibble, is out now at all fine book-selling establishments and also Amazon.
It’s the story of Tracy’s goodest boy, Riley. Riley was the dog that Tracey and her husband Joel raised along with their two kids. Tracy chronicles the life of Riley from puppy acquisition to all the challenges and adventures of having a dog who both brings the fun and is afraid of the vacuum cleaner.
Barking at the Moon is for anyone whose favorite people are dogs. The Kindle edition of the book is available at a discount this month only for $2.99. Click this link to check it out: https://www.amazon.com/Barking-at-Moon-Tracy-Beckerman-ebook/dp/B097YVL6N3/
This book was one of my favorites of the year. I’m sure you’ll love it too. Don’t take my word for it. W. Bruce Cameron, the author of A Dog’s Purpose, says he’s “…utterly charmed by this whole thing, cover to cover.”
Jenny Lawson, the author of Broken and Let’s Pretend This Never Happened calls it “…sweet and heart-warming.”
Also, I’m the first in a series of posts celebrating this book. See what other writers have to say over the next few weeks.
1/3 – notasupermom.com (That’s me!)
1/5 – www.lightheartedlife.org
1/6 – www.parentinghighschooler.s.com
1/8 – www.lizzielau.com
1/9 – www.cottageinthecourt.com
1/11 – www.kimscrazylife.com
1/12 – www.chiilmama.com
1/14 – www.goodgirlgoneredneck.com
1/15 – website for Jeanette Smith
1/16 – www.annebardsley.com
1/18 – www.staceygustafson.com
1/20 – www.carolcassara.com
1/22 – www.carolowens.com
1/23 – www.nerdfamily.com
1/24 – www.serenitywithglenda
1/26 – www.aboomerslifeafter50.com
1/27 – www.decodingcreativity.com
1/29 – www.themiraclechild.org
1/30 – www.biggreenpen.com
Riley, that little devil, thanks you for reading.
And a free bonus offer:
Wednesday, January 5, 5:00pm ET
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Alana Mautone (@RamblinGarden) says
Getting an endorsement from W. Bruce Cameron is something for Tracy to be proud of, especially his writing the foreword. We all need good laughs nowadays. Many good laughs!