PrAISE for puppy chow

 James Patterson, # 1 Bestselling Author
“This very funny, sad book is even better than the cover, and it’s a helluva cover!”

OK! Magazine
“An inspirational true story on the therapeutic benefits a pet can provide.”

Shape
“For the grown-up Lassie lover…Warning: Get this only if you’re ready to adopt—you may head to the shelter after the last page.”

Palm Beach Post Blog
“Goldstein writes as a real person would. Not every author does that…If you’re looking for a good book, and yes, it happens to be about dogs, look at this one.”

BP Magazine
“Goldstein’s story is captivating, sometimes heartbreaking, and honest. It has the unique ability to promote an eye-opening understanding of bipolar disorder while appealing to the greater population of dog lovers. No doubt it will go far to help dissolve the stigma associated with bp.”

LibraryJournal.com
“From the opening sentence…to the last…readers will appreciate how one seemingly insignificant four-legged creature made a life-altering difference to a young, suicidally depressed man. Four paws up…Joining the recent wave of memoirs about dogs and their owners, Goldstein’s book differs in that it focuses on the ability of canines to touch our souls and provide unconditional love and support during times of extreme psychological stress. In that respect, it is similar to Mark Doty’s Dog Years.”

Modern Dog
“Surprisingly uplifting…A tale most dog owners can relate to.”

Zink
“An uplifting romance that will inspire anyone who’s suffered from depression and remind women everywhere why they started loving men in the first place—because deep down, they’re pussycats.”

PublishersWeekly.com
“In this man-boy-meets-dog memoir, first time author Goldstein hits a number of satisfying…notes relating his story of heartbreak, mental illness and redemption in the big city…Goldstein’s chronicle is funny and absorbing, and should have dog lovers nodding along in happy recognition.”

Blogcritics.org
“Goldstein bravely shares what it is like to live with bipolar disorder…[A] heart-warming and at times heart-wrenching story.”

Dog Fancy
“It’s more than just a story about mental illness. The book chronicles the way that raising a dog changes your life for the better.”

Bookviews.com, a May “Pick of the Month”
“It is a chronicle of falling in love and experiencing all the joys of man’s best friend…A wonderful true story.”

Paw Print
“Takes us into the world of author Bruce Goldstein’s manic depression, just as Sylvia Nasar’s A Beautiful Mind explored the horrors of schizophrenia…Pet owners will certainly relate to Goldstein’s having to rearrange his life around Ozzy…Goldstein’s prose flows effortlessly…The book’s message is life-affirming and life-altering.”

“My Pet World with Steve Dale” nationally syndicated column
“The book is filled with stuff any dog owner can identify with…Quite funny and always honest.”

Lee Harrington, author of Rex and the City: A Memoir of a Woman, a Man, and a Dysfunctional Dog
“This tender, joyous ode proves, once again, that happiness is a warm puppy. I hope zillions of readers—manic, depressive, obsessive compulsive, borderline, or just plain normal—will be inspired to visit their local shelters and adopt a canine bundle of joy today!”

Andy Behrman, author of Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania
“Goldstein’s memoir is touching, inspiring and funny. It makes me wish that every psychiatrist would write a prescription for a pet.”

Claudia Kawczynska, Editor-in-Chief, The Bark
“An uproarious and yet tender story of how a charming pup transformed the life of a man battling depression. It is a delightful read for dog lovers.”