Named one of the best dog books of 2012 by NBC Petside.com. Bouchard "writes in a natural, accessible style and Maggie is a profoundly appealing character that the reader roots for. Yes, it's about a broken heart, but it's also quite funny."
- Dorri Olds, NBC Petside.com
"...belongs on reading lists everywhere. It is good reading at its best!"
- Readers' Favorite
"Dog lovers take note! What the Dog Ate is a cheer-me-up read, the story of a smart woman putting her life back together. Maggie is the character women have been waiting for - she's clever, funny, and REAL. You'll root for her with your whole heart."
- Elsa Watson, author of Dog Days
"...a must-have for everyone's summer reading lists. ...[T]he story is well-paced, humorously told and rife with keen observations of the human condition."
- Brian Douglas, Examiner.com
"Great characters and character development, including Kona (the dog); Gritty, real dialogue; Hilarious situations (canine and otherwise); Strong plot"
- Roxanne Hawn, award-winning Champion of My Heart blog
"Run, do not walk, to get this book: It's THAT good."
- Carol Bryant, Fidose of Reality.com
"I would read this book again, because I liked the way it made me feel not just in sections, but all the way through. That is the highest praise I can give a book."
- Tara Fox Hall, Good Book Alert blog
About the Author
Jackie Bouchard (jackiebouchard.com), a USA Today bestselling author, writes what she calls Fido-friendly fiction - humorous and heart-warming stories about women and the dogs that profoundly impact their lives. She spent a long time as a creative soul trapped in the body of a practical person. When she was bitten by the writing bug, she managed to leap free of the hamster wheel of corporate America, and now spends her days walking her dog, talking to her dog, and listening for the voices in her head that want their stories told. When the voices don't talk to her, she can often be found staring into the refrigerator. After growing up in Southern California, Jackie moved to Bermuda, where she met her husband. Now back in San Diego, American Jackie, her Canadian hubby, and her Mexican rescue mutt form their own happy little United Nations. Jackie's novels include STRAY MAGIC (coming October 10, 2017) HOUSE TRAINED, the Readers' Favorite gold-medal winning RESCUE ME, MAYBE, and WHAT THE DOG ATE. Connect with her on Facebook (facebook.com/JackieBouchardWriter) and Instagram (@JackieBouchardWriter). Jackie blogs a lot of silliness at poochsmooches.com/