Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Teachings of Shirelle: Life Lessons from a Divine Knucklehead by Douglas Green Review

“Relish the day. If you’re not in awe, you’re just not paying attention.”

She hadn’t even been in the crowded pound a week, but she’d already developed a nickname, “Knucklehead.” As a puppy she destroyed property and precious clothes; as an adult she injured her owner, ruined romances… and changed the world-views of those around her.

Have you ever watched an animal and wondered how it thinks, how it sees the world, how it views you? And have you ever wondered what wisdom you might learn if you could see things as that animal does?

This unique book is many things: an amusing and moving memoir about a memorable dog, a poetic ode to a human-animal connection, and a serious philosophical, psychological, and spiritual inquiry into the lessons a man gleaned from the simple-minded brilliance of a teacher, a lover, a liver of life to the fullest… a Knucklehead.

There has never before been a book like "The Teachings of Shirelle." Take a walk with this pooch, and you might never look at life, love, or yourself the same again.

You can purchase on Amazon.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- A book that I would not read twice, but it is going to be a huge dog lovers hit. While I can see the underlying messages and thank the author for a unique, well written book I started out with mix feelings and the sadness included is just too much.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Cassandra!

    I'm sorry the sadness of the book hit you so hard (yes,readers - this is yet another dog book where, like Yeller and Marley, the dog is gone by the end), but I really appreciate your kind words about its uniqueness and my writing.

    Funny, I have a feeling the gorgeous being whose picture tops your website wouldn't find the loss of a dog sad in the least! So truly, thanks for your heart.

    Doug Green


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