Release Date: October 26, 2021
About The Book:
The New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Those Who Save Us pays tribute to her beloved black Lab, Woodrow, in this beautiful memoir that recalls the last six months of his life and the ways in which he taught her to live.
Life Lessons from a Wise Old Dog is a truly inspiring memoir about an old dog who became the center of a remarkable community. Jenna chronicles the precious, bittersweet days of her beloved dog’s final season while recalling the lively, mischievous, willful Woodrow of younger years. From tourists to dog-moms, from a handsome dogwalker to a mysterious stranger who helps Woodrow during a blizzard, you’ll meet the extraordinary people and dogs Jenna and Woodrow encountered on the bench—and laugh and cry along with them as they navigate their last days together. A story of devotion and community, WOODROW ON THE BENCH is for anyone who has ever loved an old dog—or sought to ease the transitions of grief, animal or human.
About The Author:
Jenna Blum is the New York Times and # 1 internationally bestselling author of novels Those Who Save Us, The Stormchasers, and The Lost Family. She was voted one of Oprah readers’ Top 30 Women Writers and is the CEO/co-founder of literary social media marketing company A Mighty Blaze.
Jenna is based in Boston, where she has taught workshops at Grub Street Writers for over 20 years and lives across from Woodrow’s bench.
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Woodrow’s Facebook: http://bit.ly/_WoodrowFacebook
Woodrow’s Twitter: http://bit.ly/_WoodrowTwitter
Woodrow’s Instagram: http://bit.ly/_WoodrowInsta
“WOODROW ON THE BENCH is a touching tribute as well as a gripping story that will make you laugh and cry. It will also make you understand the majesty and wisdom imparted by the animals we are lucky to keep by our sides for as long as we can.”—Elizabeth Berg, New York Times bestselling author of I’LL BE SEEING YOU and THE STORY OF ARTHUR TRULUV
“Jenna Blum has written a glorious love letter to her beloved Woodrow, and it is truly a gift to dog (and pet) lovers everywhere. Heartbreaking and uplifting, funny and wise.” —Julie Klam, New York Times bestselling author of LOVE AT FIRST BARK and YOU HAD ME AT WOOF
“Jenna Blum’s deeply personal, dazzling first memoir, a richly funny, moving Valentine to her dog Woodrow and the extraordinary things he taught her, offers an exquisite truth: keep opening up your heart, especially when things get tough, because love is always worth it.” —Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of WITH OR WITHOUT YOU