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Attorney Lawson was depressed. She was overweight but sick of dieting, successful in her career but tired of being lonely. All that changed when she adopted Sadie, a homeless puppy, and redesigned her life to keep up with her new ever-hungry, ever-energetic friend. Without meaning to, she lost eight pounds. Analyzing her experience, Lawson realized she'd actually invented a successful "dog diet." Since Sadie grabbed any vaguely appetizing food, Lawson had switched from savory snacks and pizza to foods the dog didn't want, like cottage cheese and black bean tortilla wraps. She'd given up her chocolate addiction—bad for dogs—and alcohol, too, since walking the dog with a hangover was not appealing. Sadie also became Lawson's personal trainer, taking her on long daily walks and other forms of "Dogercise." Lawson's adopted dog accomplished what tens of thousands of dollars worth of diets, spas and exercise machines failed to do; Sadie helped Lawson lose weight and feel better about her life. Although this starts out as a cute diet book, it ends as a book for dog-obsessives, as Sadie and Lawson sit down for sparkling water toasts to their new life together. (Apr.)
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Award winning author Patti Lawson is a trial attorney and journalist. She is a frequent contributor to the Charleston Gazette and other publications. She writes a column titled 'DOGS…DIETS...DATING,' which appears in the Charleston Sunday Gazette/Mail. The author is also an accomplished public speaker and has presented numerous seminars to civic and women's groups on a variety of topics. She and her dog Sadie are very involved in fundraising events for shelter dogs.See all Editorial Reviews
This is a wonderful book. I've bought several of them for my friends and family.Published 6 months ago by Betty L. Lilly
This has got to be the best book ever written concerning the relationship between humans and the changes animals can have on our lives and habits. This is a jewel.Published on August 26, 2013 by Denise Y.
This is one of the best books I've read recently. It has you rolling in the floor laughing and might even bring a tear as you connect with the writer and Sadie. Read morePublished on January 24, 2007 by Norma G. Foster
If you liked John Grogan's "Marley and Me" about a man, his family and their 'bad' but lovable dog, there's a good chance you'll enjoy this book. Read morePublished on January 23, 2007 by J. Manly
Reviewed by Kim Peterson for Reader Views (9/06)
Anyone who has ever dieted can relate to this book. Anyone who has ever owned a dog also can relate to this book. Read more
I loved this book not only because I have a dog and could truly relate to the early puppy days but also the fact that I've done all those crazy diets. Read morePublished on July 4, 2006 by NYSweetMom
I really enjoyed this book!! Many parts made me laugh out loud so much my husband wanted to know what I was reading. Read morePublished on July 3, 2006 by Sandra K. Means