Lessons from Tara: Life Advice from the World’s Most Brilliant Dog

Lessons from Tara Life Advice from the World s Most Brilliant Dog David Rosenfelt s loyal readers of the Andy Carpenter series are familiar with Tara the golden retriever sidekick Many also got to know Tara from Dogtripping David s nonfiction book about becoming a

  • Title: Lessons from Tara: Life Advice from the World’s Most Brilliant Dog
  • Author: David Rosenfelt
  • ISBN: 9781250065766
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Hardcover
  • David Rosenfelt s loyal readers of the Andy Carpenter series are familiar with Tara, the golden retriever sidekick Many also got to know Tara from Dogtripping, David s nonfiction book about becoming a slightly nutty dog rescuer and the dog that started it all Here, finally, is a book all about the inspirational canine who taught David everything he knows Well, he did knDavid Rosenfelt s loyal readers of the Andy Carpenter series are familiar with Tara, the golden retriever sidekick Many also got to know Tara from Dogtripping, David s nonfiction book about becoming a slightly nutty dog rescuer and the dog that started it all Here, finally, is a book all about the inspirational canine who taught David everything he knows Well, he did know how to tie his shoes before he met and came to love Tara, but that s about it.Through Tara, David learned about dating, about being able to share his emotions, and also about everyday stuff like who gets to use the pillow if several dogs are sleeping in your bed clue It s not the human and why random barking will never be something that can be eliminated Lessons From Tara is infused with David s trademark wry and self deprecating sense of humor, and will move readers to tears and laughter.

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    1. This review and the rest of the crap I write can be seen @ my blogBark's Book Nonsense . Stop by and say hey.This was the perfect palate cleanser after the last horror show of an audio I finished.I was a little worried when I began and feared it would be super sad. It says it is about the life lessons learned from the world’s greatest golden retriever, their Tara, who died too young of cancer, and inspired the couple to start rescuing old and unloved dogs. And there are life lessons here but m [...]

    2. I enjoyed this book just as much as dogtripping! this author writes with humor about his life with dogs. and his life with dogs all started with the first one, Tara! a few laugh out loud moments that I would read out loud to my husband, such as describing the nap teams! enjoyed this a lot!

    3. * I received this ebook at no charge from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review *I was first introduced to Tara as Andy Carpenter’s faithful Golden Retriever in Mr. Rosenfelt’s “Andy Carpenter” series. Although she does nothing even remotely un-dog-like in those books she is Andy’s sidekick, matchmaker, confidant and friend. She has Andy well trained, can bend Andy to her will with just a canine look and, will never eat a dog biscuit in his presence. Little did I know when I start [...]

    4. I absolutely love this book. It is partly because I love animals and partly because David Rosenfeld has such a wonderful dry sense of humor. Tara belonged to Debbie, his wife to be, and it was love at first glace; toward Debbie and Tara. Tara only lived for a few years after David and Debbie were married but after a year or so they both felt it as time to get another dog, which they did. The Tara Foundation was started not long after partly because they had promised Tara that they would always h [...]

    5. This book is a dog lover’s dream. In the book, Rosenfelt recounts stories about his dog rescues and about what it is like to live with up to 40 dogs at the same time. The author rescues dogs through his foundation as well as hard to place senior dogs. Mr. Rosenfelt and his wife owe all their wonderful work with dog rescue to their own dog, Tara, who, according to the author, brought Rosenfelt and his wife together, taught him to be a better person, became his best friend and broke his heart in [...]

    6. David Rosenfelt summarizes the "lessons" learned from his first golden retriever Tara. David and his wife run the Tara Rescue Foundation and typically share their home with 25-40 dogs at any given time. Besides the heartwarming chapters on the various dogs, there's quite a bit of comedy too. For example, when David first moved to Maine, he was virtually completely ignorant of deer. At first, he was the laughingstock of the small rural community because he didn't know that it's easy to distinguis [...]

    7. If you have read or plan to read this book, you more than likely have a dog, or two or three. No matter how many you have, you undoubtedly care for them a lot. You will find, in this book, chapters that relate directly to you and your dogs. This is a book that tugs at your heart. We have 3 dogs and two of the are American Eskies, which were rescued by Heart Bandits American Eskie Rescue. People that are led to become involved with a rescue group, are amazing people! One word of advice. Do not re [...]

    8. Saw Rosenfelt for the second time last week in AZ. He speaks just as he writes! Loved this book. Hope to convince my husband to go rescue a dog soon. If you love dogs you must read this book!! It is funny, poignant, unbelievable (he and his wife have lived with upwards of 42 rescued dogs!) I don't know how they get any sleep. If you have read hie Andy Carpenter mystery series (which you should) you will realize that he is basically Andy Carpenter! I rarely give 5 stars, but this book deserves it [...]

    9. I received this book from . I signed up for the giveaway because I was attracted to the picture on the front cover. I am so glad I read the book, it is a funny yet serious account of rescue dogs. Being a dog lover and owner of several dogs, I could relate to the triumphs as well as the tribulations. Anyone that has dogs or just loves dogs will enjoy this book. Thanks for this great book.

    10. You know me and my dog stories, This is about what the author learned from the dogs he and his wife foster. I enjoyed his writing and will look for his other books he writes. He mentions his novels in the book The Andy Carpenter Mysteries

    11. If you are a dog lover, you will love this book. I so admire this family that rescues dogs and take them, even at the end of their live. Love Daviid Rosenfelt books and recommend his books to all I know!

    12. This is the perfect book. If I could only read one book for the rest of my life, it would be this, no hesitation. If you claim to love dogs but don't love this book, you don't actually love dogs.

    13. How could you not LOVE a talented author that also rescues dogs and has 27 of them currently in his home?

    14. If I were not a dog owner and lover I would likely have rated this 3 stars as interesting but at times repetitive. As our current Labradoodle ages (now 12) who has followed our previous friends (Schnauzer, West Highland, Labrador, Old English Sheepdog) all of whom integral in our lives I found the book to be a 5 for its honesty, warmth and good sense information (especially the parts about dealing with dogs passing).

    15. Because of Tara this couple got together and became certifiable dog lunatics, as stated by the author. AND, by the way, based on the book I agree! Just reading about a hairy bed with dog drool on the pillows and waking up to LOTS of barking EVERY day at 5:30am is enough for me! This book contained too many repeat stories from Dogtripping. I got about ¾ way through and only skimmed the remainder.

    16. Delightful reading for anyone who loves dogs - and even if you don't! I liked the short chapters so it was a book I could pick up and read when I only had a few minutes.

    17. Sweet read. I like the stories about the dogs. You can tell how enthusiastic our author is about his rescue-dog family.

    18. Great book that really drives home the message that rescue dogs can be the best pets ever. Short chapters filled with wisdom that kept my heart full while reading

    19. This was a cute story, told from an obvious dog-lover's perspective. This was less a story about actual dogs (I was thinking maybe it would be more about life lessons through the eyes of a dog) and more about things that the author as learned through his time rescuing dogs. These lessons vary, and are all over the map - and not all of them actually have to do with the "star" of the book, Tara. We learn about maaaaany different dogs and their relationships/impact on the author, and that was nice [...]

    20. openbooksociety/article/leBrought to you by OBS reviewer KaytI just want to say right away that I love David Rosenfelt. There now that I have that out of the way, I also want to say, this book deserves 10, 100, and more stars. One more point to make is I love dogs and I love do people. If you do not like dogs, if you are a cat only person, I think you may still enjoy this one. However if you hate dog people, go away and never come back. David Rosenfelt is always hilarious and his sarcasm always [...]

    21. In the early nineties, David Rosenfelt met Debbie Myers, and her golden retriever, Tara. He didn't know it, but the course of his life was set. Marriage. Dogs. Dog rescue. Eventually, a series of mystery novels in which the protagonist is also a dog rescuer.This book is a collection of essays about the things he learned, from Tara, that first dog, and from all the others after, living with anywhere from twenty to forty dogs once they were fully involved in rescue.They didn't plunge into rescue i [...]

    22. This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.---One of my resolutions this year was to read more Non-Fiction -- I'm going to try for 1 a month, in addition to "whenever I see something that catches my eye." So, I marched up to the New Release shelf at the Library and started browsing -- hope sinking fast, a whole lot of diet, productivity and political books. Ugh. Just not in the mood, then I got to the 600's and David Rosenfelt's name jumped out at me. Had to do it, Rosenfelt talking ab [...]

    23. The author has self-depricating humour in his way of describing the lessons he has learned from dogs. It is a wonderful read; the writing draws you into the author's world and you don't want to leave those dogs alone. It is a quick read, can be done in an afternoon or a day. Afterwards you appreciate your dog more or for the dogless you realize how much you need to go rescue a dog or two. Looking forward to reading more from this author.

    24. Lessons from Tara: Life Advice from the World’s Most Brilliant Dog by David RosenfeltI really, really liked this book. David talks about life on 3 acres in Maine with 20-40 rescue dogs. It makes me feel much better about my puny little pack of 5. David and his wife take in very large dogs, mostly senior and/or sick dogs that would otherwise be killed in a shelter. Some of the language is blunt but most of the stories are heartwarming, or tear-inducing. When he talks about Tara, the dog that st [...]

    25. NOTE: I received a free copy of this book from in exchange for an honest review.I LOVED this book. Being a dog lover, I enjoyed hearing stories about the various dogs the author has had. The lessons learned are short and sweet and other than a few places where it was sad, made you feel good. I cannot imagine living in a house with that many dogs, but the author gives you a good feel for what that is like and how they adjust and deal with the various things they have to deal with on a regular ba [...]

    26. Rosenfelt at his very best. This book deserves 10 stars. Don't assume this is a philosophical book - this is still Rosenfelt - funny, self-deprecating humor, and a dog lover beyond words. These are his stories of living with, rescuing, loving and being loved by his 4,000+ rescues. I have always wanted an insight into his home, living with 20+ dogs, and this book provided it to me. Although I only have three dogs (but three very large dogs), I could relate to each chapter. Rosenfelt knows his dog [...]

    27. This is a sweet, funny, poignant book that will appeal to any dog lover. This is basically a memoir about David Rosenthal himself, his wife, his dog rescue operation, and his dogs. Some quotes I enjoyed from this book: On weather forecasting in southern California: "I remember one time when the highs on successive days were going to be 84, 82, 85, 83d the weather person said that the upcoming week was going to be a 'roller coaster'." (p.37)On how animal rescue is different from regular jobs: "Wh [...]

    28. Fantastic. The book is a collection of 3 or 4 page thoughts/anecdotes about what Tara and the other rescue dogs have taught the author about life. There's often humour in the first few stories in books which are a collection of short chapters or articles, but the humour goes right through to the last chapter. Buying a couch is made funny. There was even a time to laugh in the story about a dog being euthanased. If I learned anything from this book, it is of course that the number of dogs needing [...]

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