'A touching and life-affirming memoir . . . a thoughtful glimpse into bereavement and a celebration of the undoubted healing power of pets'
'Funny, sparklingly honest and heart-breaking'
'Gorgeous, heartfelt and uplifting'
'The funniest and most charming story ever written. Glamorous. Heart-breaking. Hilarious. Feminist. Life-changing.'
'Emily is both searingly honest and funny, and ultimately gives us hope that things can always get better. *****'
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.
'You will cry as much as you'll laugh. A must-read memoir.'
'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 *****'
'A wonderful and very special book that made me squeak with laughter and had me in floods of tears.'
'Both very funny and moving, Emily Dean's writing will make you laugh, cry and stroke your dog (or any dog).'
'Like a master class in memoir writing. Honest, perceptive and properly funny'
'I read it in one sitting - it's so blinking good'
'[Emily] writes with verve and vigour, and you will be rooting for her'
'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'
'Funny and heartbreaking in equal measure'
'God this is funny, sad and compulsively readable'
'Incredibly moving, always funny and brilliantly written. I urge everyone to read it.'
'Funny yet heartfelt'
'Really beautiful, but also very funny and very sad book'