Oakland- Julie Barton discusses and signs "Dog Medicine"
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes Julie Barton to the store to celebrate the publication of her new memoir Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself on Tuesday, November 10th at 6:30pm.
The book spans one year of Julie’s life, from April 1996 to April 1997, when she was twenty-two-years-old and diagnosed with major depression after a tumultuous year in New York City. She went home to Ohio, saw doctors and therapists, but nothing helped until she adopted a red golden retriever puppy. She named him Bunker, and somehow he brought her hope when nothing else could. Dog Medicine is the story of how, slowly and clumsily, Julie learned that she deserved unconditional love–both the canine and human varieties.
Julie Barton has a B.A. in English Literature from Kenyon College, an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a M.A. in Women’s Studies from Southern Connecticut State University. She has been published in Brain Child Magazine, The South Carolina Review, Louisiana Literature, Two Hawks Quarterly, Westview, The Huffington Post, and more. Julie is also a mother of two and an animal lover who lives in Northern California.