I love Augusten Burroughs. He is extremely insightful, but then again, how could he not be? Those who have been through trials and tribulations are more interesting people, have more insight and wisdom. I found it to be thought provoking.
This story is great. I have an auto immune disease that attacks skin and muscle, it came on suddenly when I was 31. I was ill for 2 1/2 years before I found a drug that put me into remission. I've received the IVIG therapy that this lady did. It was interesting for me because I could relate with that aspect of her story but also because I am a nurse and I love learning about illnesses that I have never heard of. I would recommend to a friend.
This is a remarkable story that will strike your soul. I usually am hesitant of any books longer than 8 or 9 hours, but I kept wanting more of this one. It held my interest completely and I looked forward to my 35 minute commute to work. It also gave me a greater understanding and respect for my father who served in the Vietnam war. My grandfathers brother, still to this day, will not speak about his experience in WWII. It is too painful for him. I have a greater respect for him as well.
I enjoyed this story. I sometimes lose interest quickly but the story line kept me listening. I found myself looking forward to driving so that I could listen on my way. Worth the credit.
I love this book, I didn't want it to end. It offers valuable information on communication and how loving dogs can alter certain hormones and neurotransmitters that enable us to feel pleasure and bond with them. I feel bad for people who don't connect with animals, especially dogs, since their contribution in our lives can be absolutely priceless.
I really enjoyed this audiobook. The details were extensive but amazingly didn't seem to be too much but instead gave an intimate knowing of the characters and what they were feeling and going through.
Loved this story...great story of human willingness not to give up, even among the greatest of odds. I believe that most will enjoy this book, but perhaps especially dog lovers.
I couldn't wait until this was over....I suppose if you are a teenager, this story may be of interest, but if not, don't waste your time.
I am very much not a religious person, I prefer to listen to spiritual books such as Eckhart Tolle or Wayne Dyer. Although this book does have a good message, I was quite turned off by the bible quotations that seemed to come along literally every minute. But, like I said, the overall message was good.
Not exactly what I expected, filled with statistics which aren't too interesting.
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