“Barking At The Moon:A Story of Life, Love, and Kibble”
Greenleaf June 2021
with Foreword from W. Bruce Cameron, author of A Dog’s Purpose
How do you housebreak a dog in a hurricane?
When Riley comes into her family’s life, award-winning humor columnist Tracy Beckerman realizes she got a lot more than she bargained for. From tracking wet cement through the house to shredding the family’s underwear, Riley is a one-dog wrecking ball. Yet this lovable retriever also brings joy, laughter, and a renewed sense of wonder into the household.
At times hilarious and heartwarming, Barking at the Moon speaks to life’s growing pains, and to mothering children both human and furry. With Beckerman’s trademark wit and heart, she reminds us that no matter what stage of life we’re in, we can learn a lot from the dogs who teach us how to stop and enjoy the ride.
Author Tracy Beckerman has always known that she wanted a dog. When she finds a breeder with Flat Coated Retrievers, Tracy knows that she has found her next family member. With two young children at home already, Tracy brings home a puppy named Riley and things go about as smoothly as expected.
Barking at the Moon is a humorous, heartfelt and utterly relatable memoir about life with a dog. Anyone who has ever opened their home to a dog knows the highs and lows as well as love that comes with it. Tracy shows how love can be multiplied even through housetraining, destroyed furniture, dirty rugs and mysterious illnesses. Tracy tells the story of her family's life with Riley, welcoming you into her home like a good friend. Filled with life lessons and love, Tracy shares engaging, charismatic and entertaining stories of taking care of her menagerie during a brutal storm, discovering your dog's niche in life, and reasons why your dog might have to wear your son's underwear. Also sharing the tumultuous emotions of going through the loss of a pet and the eventual recovery, Barking at the Moon is a must-read for any dog lover.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.
TRACY BECKERMAN is an award-winning author, speaker, and syndicated humor columnist who has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, and Good Day New York. Her numerous honors for writing include the prestigious Writer’s Guild of America award, a CLIO, and a New York Emmy®.
Tracy is also the author of the humor book, “Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir: How I Got Pregnant, Lost Myself, and Got My Cool Back in the New Jersey Suburbs” (Perigee Books, 2013). Her first book, “Rebel without a Minivan: Observations on Life in the ‘Burbs,'' was released in 2008.