Book Review: Short Leash

Published by Michigan State U Press
By Susan Tasaki, September 2013, Updated October 2017
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Short Leash Book Review
Short Leash
Published by Michigan State U Press

In Short Leash: A Memoir of Dog Walking and Deliverance, Pema Chodron has said that the best way to deal with fear is to lean into it, diffusing its effect by letting it inform you and staying present. Suffering the aftereffects of traumatizing attacks, Gary and her dog Barney leaned into their fears and in doing so, freed themselves from them. An inspiring and uncompromisingly honest story.

Susan Tasaki is a The Bark contributing editor.