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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (337 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julie Klam Narrator: Julie Klam Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In her bestselling memoir You Had Me at Woof, Julie Klam shared the secrets of happiness she learned as an owner of Boston terriers. Now, with the same enchanting humor and poignancy that won the hearts of readers across the country, she returns with Love at First Bark.

With wit and warmth, Julie Klam chronicles her adventures in finding a home for the world’s sweetest pit bull, fostering a photogenic special-needs terrier, and diving under a train to save an injured stray in New Orleans. Along the way, she finds that helping dogs in their fight to survive puts our own problems in perspective—and shows that caring for others, be they canine or human, can sometimes be the best way to care for ourselves. A hilarious and moving testament to the powerful bond between people and dogs, this is a book for anyone whose life has been changed—for the better—by an animal.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A witty memoir about how Klam’s plunge into the world of dog rescue helped transform her life.”

    Washington Post

  • Julie Klam is like Proust, if he wrote about dogs instead of madeleines, wrote English instead of French, had better hair-and wrote exceptionally hilarious books that you can't help reading all at once. Patricia Marx
  • “Klam…can break your heart with one hand but then lift your spirits higher than a kite with her conclusions of dog rescue, human kindness, and dog-human bonding—and have you laughing all the way…A charming, moving, and very funny book.”

    Huffington Post

  • “Offers endearing accounts of formerly abused pooches and the people whose lives they enriched. One of the best ‘feel good, do good’ books of the year.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Klam’s quick-drawn wit often elicits chuckles…Klam’s heart is clearly in the right place. Her triumphs and missteps alike make for a light and delightful read.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Canine lovers will sit up and take notice, as this slim volume delivers much heart and Klam’s signature self-deprecating humor...A realistic, joyful account.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lee-ann Sleegers | 2/16/2014

    " This was a quirky book and a quick read. I understand the premise of the book really well but it is not something I would read on a regular basis. The dogs presented in the books were all presented as being very lovable with dare I say it human traits. While I believe a dog can be a man's best friend I do feel that we need to remember they aren't human. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jaclyn Anne | 2/7/2014

    " If you love dogs you will love this book :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Saturday's Child | 2/5/2014

    " The world is a much better place when there are people like Julie who care about animal welfare. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Debbie | 1/30/2014

    " These are some stories about a woman who works with a dog rescue group. They were interesting. "

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