Listen in to Animal Radio episode 784 for the author interview from December 2014!
“[Sleeps with Dogs] illustrates [Grant’s] deep compassion for the animals in her care. Grant’s often hilarious account is thoughtful, empathetic, and articulate… it will make readers alternately howl with laughter and groan in empathy. This enjoyable book should have wide appeal and is especially recommended for millennials, pet lovers, and entrepreneurs.”—Library Journal
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A Seattle Kennel Club “Pick of the Litter”: “Sharply reflective and impassioned, “Sleeps with Dogs” moves with gusto while capturing the psychological gymnastics and brief, punchy slices of life of pet-care Americana.”
Five star review by Martha Meacham for Story Circle Book Reviews, reviewing books by, for, and about women.
“I have read many books about pets, but this work of Lindsey Grant is, without doubt, the finest pieces of writing in the genre I’ve had the opportunity to review. Her story shines with a deep love of those she cares for, yet is an honest portrayal of those days where even the most saintly of dog lovers just wished they could put down the leash and run. Interspersed with notes left to various owners that had me both laughing and crying, the stories weave a wonderful picture of a caring heart and reveal the depth of richness our pets bring to us, even as they try and destroy our homes.” —L.B. Johnson, author of The Book of Barkley: Love and Life Through the Eyes of a Labrador Retriever
“Lindsey Grant’s Sleeps with Dogs is a charming, poignant, and beautifully written memoir. Lindsey’s life as a professional ‘pet nanny’ is filled with wonderful—and often hilarious—experiences. Each pet is a fully realized character with foibles, nuances, quirks, and neuroses; each owner with equal generosity, love, and grace. Along the way, Lindsey Grant shares all her very own insecurities, flaws, and anxieties with such stunning truth that you’ll want to wrap your arms around her. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, you will truly root for her. This book is a wonderful—and wholly unique—love story: It’s about pets, their owners, and their delightful, funny pet nanny who finds love along the way.” —Amy Ferris, author of Marrying George Clooney
“Sleeps with Dogs is an absolutely marvelous book, filled with sharp wit and a deep compassion for the companion animals we sometimes call pets. As she learns about the animals in her care as a pet nanny, writer Lindsey Grant discovers a new depth to her compassion and important truths about the animals’ owners. This is a notable debut by a thoughtful, intelligent, and articulate writer.” —Philip Lee Williams, author of 18 published books, including It is Written: My Life in Letters