Julie Barton’s ‘Dog Medicine’ Acquired by Penguin Books

Dog_Medicine.cvrFile this under news of a surreal and spectacular nature. We’re delighted to share the news that Julie Barton’s debut memoir Dog Medicine, which documents how the author used animal therapy to survive clinical depression, has been acquired by Penguin Books, who will be re-launching it to a global audience in July. Is that incredible or what? While we’re sad to let it go, we’re overjoyed to consider how many people with mental health challenges will soon be able to read it and be healed by it. (If you want to get goose bumps, check out these reader reviews. They’re beautiful.) Most importantly, we’re so happy for Julie, who deserves all good things.

A quick break for a little business. Thanks to Penguin’s generosity, we’ll be continuing to sell the book through May 1, so we hope you’ll consider nabbing a soon-to-be-rare first edition. We predict they will go fast.


Julie Barton at her debut reading of Dog Medicine at Think Piece Publishing’s ‘Prose and Pints’ event during the 2015 AWP Conference in Minneapolis.




Adam Wahlberg

Founder of Think Piece Publishing