A Marriage in Dog Years: A Memoir

A Marriage in Dog Years: A Memoir

When Nancy Balbirer learns her beloved eleven-year-old beagle has kidney failure, she’s devastated. She and her husband had gotten Ira as a puppy—a wedding gift to each other, and their first foray into “parenthood.” Now, her dog is terminal, her marriage is on life support, and Nancy is desperate to save them both (whether they want it or not). In a single year, she loses her two best friends, but Nancy’s life is about to take yet another unexpected turn.

With humor and heart, Nancy Balbirer shares her story of relationships, loss, and canine friendship in this illuminating memoir about the lengths people will go to keep love alive…and the power of finally letting go.

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About Nancy Balbirer

Nancy Balbirer is a writer and performer of stage and screen. She is the author of "Take Your Shirt Off and Cry." She lives in Los Angeles with her family.


    A Marriage in Dog Years: A Memoir Reviews

  • Melki

    A dissatisfied husband, a neurotic wife, and a terminally ill dog.Can't they all just get along?I will not rate, as I'm throwing in the towel at 33%. I was getting pretty annoyed by all the New Agey, ...

  • Jennifer Blankfein

    AVAILABLE IN JUNE! PRE-ORDER NOW! Author Nancy Balbirer takes us with her on the rocky journey of life as we see her joy filled marriage filled with hopes and dreams blossom then fizzle, at the same t...

  • Fiona Macdougall

    Wonderful, raw and very open and honest. We all go through trauma in our lives but to be so honest is refreshing. It was absolutely devastating in places and relatable. Amazing!...

  • Melissa Jackson

    Wordy Way too many different words to say the exact same things over and over. Ira was the only character I liked. ...

  • Barbara

    I’ve been on a good run with Amazon’s monthly free books for Prime members for the past few months. With two great, positive, life-affirming, building-yourself-up-again-after-great-loss novels (...

  • Chani Knight

    More like 4.5 stars. But still. This was a well written memoir that really touched on how we start to view our past and present when it feels like we have lost control. Also how we use different units...

  • Booksandchinooks (Laurie)

    Thank you to Little a and Amazon Publishing for a free copy of this book for an honest review. This memoir details the author’s heartbreak over her dying dog and her failing marriage. Nancy and Sam ...

  • Deborah

    Sweet and sadSo many feelings so aptly expressed in this book. Very well written and I could relate to so much of her story about her marriage and the horror of losing her precious dog, Ira. Definitel...

  • BLS and QF

    Beautiful and rawI started reading this book this morning and couldn't put it down until the last page. So raw and beautiful. I cried and laughed and felt really connected with the author. This memoir...

  • Melanie McKinley

    Happy at times and sad at timesSPOILER ALERT. I cried so hard at end. The story was just amazing I am still crying right now 😠...