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Rex and the City: A Memoir of a Woman, a Man and the Rescue Dog Who Rescued Their Relationship
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Rex and the City A Memoir of a Woman a Man and the Rescue Dog Who Rescued Their Relationship Hands down the best human with dog memoir you will ever read THE BARK MAGAZINE In this rich humorous and insightful memoir critically acclaimed author Lee Harrington shares her story of love loss
  • Title: Rex and the City: A Memoir of a Woman, a Man and the Rescue Dog Who Rescued Their Relationship
  • Author: LeeHarrington
  • ISBN: 9781626814356
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hands down the best human with dog memoir you will ever read THE BARK MAGAZINE In this rich, humorous and insightful memoir, critically acclaimed author Lee Harrington shares her story of love, loss, dysfunctional relationships, and the shelter dog who put things right In 1997, New York City hipsters Lee and Ed were at a crossroads Money was tight, their careers wer Hands down the best human with dog memoir you will ever read THE BARK MAGAZINE In this rich, humorous and insightful memoir, critically acclaimed author Lee Harrington shares her story of love, loss, dysfunctional relationships, and the shelter dog who put things right In 1997, New York City hipsters Lee and Ed were at a crossroads Money was tight, their careers were floundering, their apartment was tiny, and their relationship, frankly, was dysfunctional Then, on a fateful day in August, they decided on impulse to visit a nearby animal shelter, just to look at dogs In a split second decision that would change their lives, they brought home Wallace They quickly realized that this spaniel mix was than they could handle he was aggressive, fearful of humans, and seemingly untrainable Faced with overwhelming new responsibilities, the couple bickered constantly, worried incessantly, and disagreed on nearly every aspect of how to handle the dog But the one thing they could agree on was that they loved Wallace And slowly but surely, this love helped transform both the dog and their relationship And thus, by rescuing an abused spaniel, they ended up rescuing themselves Funny and heartfelt, this memoir chronicles a couple s changing outlook on their relationship, on their city, and on life through Wallace a rambunctious, energetic and complicated shelter dog who was transformed by love And by life in New York City REX AND THE CITY will resonate with everyone who has ever loved their four legged friend.A portion of all proceeds will be donated to animal rescue organizations.
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    1. Angela Oliver says:

      Despite a love of animals, I ve always been a little scornful of the cat dog that changed my life books Everyone s pet has a story, I thought, that doesn t mean I want to read it Anyhow, this title was free for a wee while and I figured I would give it a go It sounded entertaining enough, and the dog is really cute And I shall say it had me hooked I m not normally much of a non fiction reader, but I could not put this book down I really enjoyed reading about Wallace s exploits, about the sense o [...]

    2. Peggy says:

      Rex and the City is the story of what happens when you adopt a dog without thinking about it first If you expect the perfect dog you certainly won t get one Rex is a spaniel mix adopted from the shelter His owners think that he will be the perfect dog for them They find out that he has been permanently scarred by his previous life He is not the sweet cuddly dog they wanted He is the exact opposite standoffish, grumpy, destructive, hard headed and able to the most inapproriate acts at any time He [...]

    3. Maureen says:

      This memoir is full of touching stories to make you fall in love with Wallace, the sweet shelter dog that the author and her boyfriend adopt It is a success story on how caring for another creature can overcome the sadness in the world, and whatever may haunt us human or dog What I did not like was the author s constant attempts at solidarity with certain groups, which come off very elitist The setting is New York City, a place which is known for having its own state of mind However, an entire c [...]

    4. Emily Williams says:

      Loved this book It is heartwarming and funny I actually liked it than Marley and Me not as sad It has a great website, rexandthecity that has information about the author, her columns and adopting shelter dogs in general If you like dog memoirs, you should definitely read Rex and the City

    5. Lee Harrington says:

      rexandthecityIn this humorous, moving, intelligent and startlingly original memoir, critically acclaimed author Lee Harrington shares her story of love, loss, dysfunctional relationships, and the shelter dog who put things right In 1997, Lee and her then boyfriend Ed were on the verge of breaking up Money was tight, their careers were floundering Lee was an aspiring novelist Ed was an aspiring documentary filmmaker and their personalities, frankly, did not mix Plus, they lived in a crumbling, cr [...]

    6. Paul Corrigan says:

      I enjoyed how Ted and Lee worked together to overcome the obstacles of raising their rescue dog, Wallace A.K.A Rex, in New York City, and how their collaboration positively transformed their lives The story begins on a whim, when they stop at the shelter and adopt Rex, and ends in the wise realization that all the struggles, failures and occasional triumphs that they ve experienced together along the way have strengthened their commitment to one another Lee Harrington s voice as the worried dog [...]

    7. Shonna Froebel says:

      This charming memoir about a woman, her boyfriend and the dog they adopt together from a shelter is a touching one They had both been talking about getting a dog for quite a while On impulse they stopped one day at a shelter, and the rest is history Her boyfriend, Ted, felt a connection to the dog when he saw it at the shelter The shelter hasn t given them any information on the dog, so they don t know what it has been through previously, but are pretty sure it must of been abused from the way i [...]

    8. Donna Sadd says:

      5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT Regardless of typos redundancies, March 18, 2012By Donna L Sadd Kempner, Texas United States See all my reviews Verified Purchase What s this This review is from Rex and the City True Tales of a Rescue Dog Who Rescued a Relationship Kindle Edition The author tells us in advance that this is a compilation of a story that she wrote for Bark Magazine over time, so evidently one has to expect redundancies though I m not in love with typos I soon got over it As a fellow Cr [...]

    9. Stefanie says:

      I read this because of the recommendation from The Bark it s the only thing that got me through the first 75 pages The only character to like was Rex, and even he was hard to love at that point, through no fault of is own poor dog And also, I note here that I have a rescue dog whom I suspect had a not so nice past, and my guy acted nothing like this This isn t the behavior of all rescue dogs I guess I m giving this three stars for Rex s story, but the author and I are such totally different peop [...]

    10. Lindsay Foster says:

      I truly loved reading this book It was a great story of a couple who rescued a dog that had a lot of problems The book described everything they went through, what steps they took to solve problems, what they learned, and how they grew, not only as a couple, but also in their individual lives Big things didn t seem big any The author went from dressed in the latest fashions at the beginning of the book to being a crazy dog lady in jeans and dirty shirts at the end She learned to appreciate life [...]

    11. Vicky Patterson says:

      This book will make you laugh, cry, and shake your head in amazement at this dog s antics I really enjoyed reading it.I would have given this a 4 star rating but for the punctuation, grammar, and editing mistakes, particularly in the last 25% of the book I understand this book was written and compiled from a series of articles written for a dog magazine so I could forgive some repeated topics and comments to a degree By the end, it just got down to a matter of sloppy editing, such as words in th [...]

    12. Holly says:

      Eh, at best It s a good dog book but nothing compared to The Art of Racing in the Rain though I particularly found the editing editor or writer are fault to be a hinderance while reading Oftentimes I would stumble over typographical errors, word repetition or missing words It s just plain annoying This was the Kindle edition, so perhaps the editor didn t feel it necessary to correct these issues

    13. Lee Harrington says:

      An excellent book fun, fast read Hilarious humor If you love dogs, or love cities, you ll love this book Bark magazine called it hands down the best human with dog memoir you ll ever read, and I agree This one has the most energy of all the other dog oirs I ve read in the past months Someone should turn this into a movie

    14. Sue says:

      This book about the author, Lee, her boyfriend, Ed, and the dog Wallace that they adopted while living in NYC They were unprepared dog owners, the dog had previously been abused and some parts were laugh out loud funny as they all adjust to each other Other sections were a bit overboard for me I love dogs but they went off the deep end

    15. Amber says:

      I adore this book and recommend it frequently In fact just lent out my first read copy for a friend to read You will laugh out loud and touching without being ultimately heartbreaking as so many dog stories are i.e Marley and Me you know you re a New Yorker when got a bit old Overall a wonderful book It s a quick read too perfect for the beach.

    16. Linda says:

      This was a delightful, sometimes heartbreaking, story of a rescue dog and his family It got a bit tiresome you know you re a New Yorker when in spots but it was right on when it came to describing pet owners We all become obsessed with our pets, a fact that one who is not a pet owner would not understand.

    17. Amy says:

      I haven t finished this book I keep reading a chapter or two here and there between other books It s pretty good, but I have a sense of foreboding because the author tells the reader in the introduction that her marriage falls apart and the dog dies So although I enjoy her stories it all feels a little futile.

    18. Sue says:

      I read an exerpt of this in a magazine and knew I had to read the whole thing I was happy to find it was available in an extended version if I bought the e book As I read along, I started noticing typos I wonder if this was just in the extended book or if the hard copy had been that way But the author writes with a lol humor, so I enjoyed the book and would read of her work.

    19. Margaret says:

      This was really amusing I m not sure who was dysfunctional Rex or his owners Luckily, they all got better in time for a happy ending It was also interesting to read the challenges of having a dog in New York when you live in a tiny apartment my Sadie is really spoiled with her backyard to romp in and chase the birds I really enjoyed this book very fun to read

    20. Wendi Newsome says:

      I thought the story was fun and touching I m always rooting for an abused animal to get a second chance at a great life and this did not disappoint I read the Kindle version and I was very frustrated by the number of grammatical errors and overall lack of editing.

    21. Marilyn says:

      Being a dog owner, cat too, I thoroughly enjoyed this book Having gone through some of these antics with our dog, I could understand and feel what they went through Will look for the next book in this series.

    22. Gwen Owen says:

      I adore this book and recommend it frequently It s laugh out loud funny and touching without being ultimately heartbreaking as so many dog stories are Highly recommended for dog lovers everywhere.

    23. Jean says:

      Charming and witty writing Interesting to learn so much about living in NYC But most of all I shamelessly admit I found it wonderful to learn how much in love the author is with her rescue dog JUST LIKE ME

    24. Dawn says:

      I love dogs but this book was a little too much for me The entire book is about catering to the dog There were cute things I identified with, being a dog owner myself, but mostly it was pretty boring Her writing style is kind of humorous but there just wasn t a good story.

    25. Lynn says:

      first discovered this writer from the excerpts printed in BARK magazine fun, witty, silly adventures of a woman, her boyfriend and the dog they adopt from a shelter learning to live with one another in NYC

    26. Inder says:

      I loved this book It s so funny, I found myself laughing outloud on my BART commute And as the proud owner of a crazy, rescued pit bull, I certainly relate to the struggles and hilarity of taking in a dysfunctional dog.

    27. Daelith says:

      When I first started this book, I was thinking these people really don t need to own a dog Thankfully, by the end of my book, they changed my mind I think their dogs are very fortunate to have them as owners and I m especially grateful that they adopted a rescue.

    28. Teresa says:

      I took my time reading this one The auther is fun, witty, expressive and descriptive in her narrative of Rex s behaviour I too can NOT wait for the sequel In looking at her website I can t tell if Rex or her boyfriend are still with her Can anyone else

    29. Katrina Leaney says:

      While I enjoyed the book, it started to feel like fiction than fact when I noticed that her nieces had gone from being two different ages to being twins There were a few other inconsistencies too, which I couldn t help finding irritating

    30. Hilary Graham says:

      Lee Harrington s memoir is a beautifully written and sharply crafted piece of literature And there s a dog in it Don t get me wrong the book is about a dog But even as a non dog person don t shoot me I found myself fully enthralled by this tragically funny tale.

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