Author: Allen M. Schoen
Genre: Nonfiction, animals, natural medicine
Reason for Reading: Someone from my bio-family recommended it, actually.
Finished In: Days, it was surprisingly fast-paced for nonfiction.
Copyright Date: 2001
Cover: A human reaching out a hand, a dog putting its paw in.
First line: "Several years ago, Carol, a fifty-year-old single working mother, entered my office with her fourteen-year-old son Scott, and King, their German shepherd."
Best part: The stories about the animals Schoen has met.
Worst part: The author clearly thinks very highly of himself.
Imaginary Theme Song: "Living Planet" by Jay Mankita
Grade: C+. I really liked it, and the appendices were great, but I probably won't read it again.
Recommended for: Animal lovers who are curious about natural medicine should definitely give it a look.
Related Reads: Merle's Door by Ted Kerasote, The New Natural Cat by Anitra Frazier.