Lessons From Lucy

Lessons From Lucy

The Simple Joys of An Old, Happy Dog

Book - 2018
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"A bestselling humorist shows how to age gracefully, taking cues from his dog, Lucy"--
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501161155
Branch Call Number: 818.5402 B2795L 2018
Characteristics: 225 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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ArapahoeAnnaL Mar 31, 2020

This is a wonderful book to enjoy and to keep in mind as a suggestion for others. It's good-natured and hilarious and very readable. I found myself happily anticipating each anecdote!

Sep 18, 2019

I have always viewed our family dog as my Buddha teacher. This book makes the same point with humour and pathos.

Aug 27, 2019

It's a Dave Barry book, so of course it's laugh-out-loud funny. There are life lessons here that he's learned from his dog, Lucy, who is full of joy. There's also an important "we never thought this could happen to us" story at the end, where the lessons are put into use. I esp. liked this: "I almost never argue about politics anymore, and I have pretty much stopped watching the nonstop freak-out-a-thon that is cable TV news. I am a far happier person for it. The world may be going to hell, but then again it always was."

Aug 23, 2019

I love Dave Barry's quirky humor and the life lessons he learned from his dog "Lucy," resonated with me, especially since my dog recently passed away.

Jun 24, 2019

It's a quick read but well worth it for the many good laughs!

May 14, 2019

This is a wonderful book. It is all things: funny, wise, heartwarming, and totally absorbing. Absolutely well worth reading.

May 02, 2019

A mostly light-hearted advice book, with a few laugh-out-loud moments and plenty of personal reflections.

debwalker Apr 25, 2019

Dog lessons in how to live in the moment and age with grace.

ArapahoeKati Apr 08, 2019

Dave Barry cracks me up, so what happens when he talks about endearing life lessons he learned from his dog? You get a feel good, laugh-out-loud book.


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ArapahoeAnnaL Mar 31, 2020

I do this all the time, and not just with Michelle. I can be in the midst of a group of people having a conversation, and I will appear to be fully engaged - my eyes tracking from speaker to speaker, my head nodding at appropriate times, mymouth smiling when it senses that somebody has said something amusing - and I will have absolutely no idea what they're talking about...Which means I spend a lot of time effectively ignoring people. Time after time I miss out, for no good reason, on the simple pleasure of human companionship. And when the people I'm ignoring are the people I love, I deprive myself of the greatest source of happiness in my life...This leads us to the third Lesson from Lucy: Pay Attention to the People You Love. (Not later. Right Now.)


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