'[Emily] writes with verve and vigour, and you will be rooting for her'
'The funniest and most charming story ever written. Glamorous. Heart-breaking. Hilarious. Feminist. Life-changing.'
'Like a master class in memoir writing. Honest, perceptive and properly funny'
'Incredibly moving, always funny and brilliantly written. I urge everyone to read it.'
'Emily is both searingly honest and funny, and ultimately gives us hope that things can always get better. *****'
'I read it in one sitting - it's so blinking good'
Go and get this book. It's something that will make you laugh and cry especially if you are a dog owner. You'll find it one of the most joyous reads you'll ever ever have.
'Funny yet heartfelt'
'Funny and heartbreaking in equal measure'
'Really beautiful, but also very funny and very sad book'
'A touching and life-affirming memoir . . . a thoughtful glimpse into bereavement and a celebration of the undoubted healing power of pets'
'Gorgeous, heartfelt and uplifting'
'Sparky, moving memoir . . . Dean pulls off quite a feat in managing to write affectingly, yet still wittily about her unspeakable grief . . . Dean is too smart for any pat, soft-focus conclusions, but this book still leaves you smiling and with a lump in your throat *****'
'Funny, sparklingly honest and heart-breaking'
'I can't begin to express how much I love it . . . I tore through this and finished it last night and my conclusion is that if you're not Everybody Died, So I Got a Dog people, you're not my kind of people'
'A wonderful and very special book that made me squeak with laughter and had me in floods of tears.'
'God this is funny, sad and compulsively readable'
'Both very funny and moving, Emily Dean's writing will make you laugh, cry and stroke your dog (or any dog).'
'You will cry as much as you'll laugh. A must-read memoir.'
10th Oct 2019 8:30 pm
Emily Dean always wanted a dog, but life just didn't work out that way. Then over the course of three devastating years Emily lost her beloved sister and both parents. In her funny, heart-warming memoir Everybody Died So I Got a Dog, Emily tells the tale of grief, recovery and how she finally got her…