Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog by Dave Barry

Dave Barry turns seventy, not happily, he realizes that his elderly dog, Lucy, is dealing with old age far better that he is. She has more friends, fewer worries, and way more fun. So Dave decides to figure out how Lucy manages to stay so happy, to see if he can make his own life happier by doing the things she does. He reconnects with old friends and tries to make new ones, which turns out to be a struggle because Lucy likes people a lot more than he does. And he gets back in touch with two ridiculous, but fun groups from his past: the Lawn Rangers, a group of guys who march in parades and twirl brooms, and the Rock Bottom Remainders, the world’s oldest and least-talented all-author band. With each new lesson, Dave riffs hilariously on dogs, people and life in general, while also pondering deep questions, such as when it’s okay to lie. (Answer: When scallops are involved!)

Lessons From Lucy shows readers a new side to Dave Barry that’s touching and sentimental, but there’s still a laugh on every page. It is full of warmth, love, tenderness, insight and just good common sense! Each lesson is something we could all work on. It has many heart-felt reasons to embrace life just for the joy of it! You do not need to be a dog lover to appreciate this one. I highly recommend it.
Written by Debbie L., Circulation

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