Engleman Hall - Room A120
Julie Barton, who earned an M.A. in women's studies from Southern and wrote her fiction thesis under the direction of English Professor Tim Parrish, will read from her memoir, Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me From Myself. The book hit the top 10 on two New York Times best-seller lists, has been translated into multiple languages, and led Barton to England on a book tour.
About Dog Medicine:
At twenty-two, Julie Barton collapsed on her kitchen floor in Manhattan. She was one year out of college and severely depressed. She called her mom, who raced from Ohio to New York, picked Julie up, and took her home.
Psychiatrists, therapists and family tried to intervene, but nothing reached her until the day she decided to do one hopeful thing: adopt a Golden Retriever puppy she named Bunker.
Dog Medicine captures in unforgettable language the anguish of depression, the slow path to recovery, and the astonishing way animals can help heal even the most broken hearts and minds.