Friday, December 9, 2011

Book Review: Puppy Chow is Better Than Prozac


This is the true story of a man who has manic depression and is barely hanging onto his life. He tries therapy and medication to fix his severe mood swings and hallucinations. But it's not until he adopts a dog that he starts to improve. He credits the dog for saving his life.

Puppy Chow was not enjoyable as Goldstein seemed only able to write in cliches, which was kind of funny at first but very quickly got very old and very annoying.

The ups and downs of the book matched his mood swings and made it hard to read. The timeline was not fluid so I couldn't follow it at times.

Goldstein repeated himself. A lot and unnecessarily. There are much better books about dogs and their impact on our lives. I cannot recommend this one.

Disclosure - No one paid me in any way, form or fashion to do this review.

Next month - Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

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