BrodyMonster: A perfectionist and the world’s most imperfect terrier

by Liz Maritz

It all started with a bet thrown down by my husband, Jimmy. If I ran thirteen miles, I could bring home our first family dog—any kind of dog I wanted. The perfect dog.

Like every other decision in my life, this required hours of research and planning, complete with a last-minute flight to Chicago in a blizzard. Countless emails to various breeders across the country eventually led me to Brody, a “show-quality” wire-haired fox terrier puppy with champion lineage. But my plans changed as Brody’s bad behavior and multitudinous medical mishaps took us for a wild ride.

BrodyMonster is a candid and heartwarming story that you’ll find at the crossroads of Marley and Me and The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k. How living with a “terrible” terrier taught me to embrace life’s imperfections.

My thoughts: I thought the premise for this debut non-fiction book was really cute and couldn’t wait to dig into it. From the playful cover to the heartfelt story, I liked everything about this book. The author really made a huge sacrifice in order to get to have full say in choosing this dog, so you can feel how important it is to her, and how much she wants him. I followed along with where things led, rooting for her and the dog to be a good match.

I felt this book was well-written and well-told, and most any dog enthusiast would enjoy it. I was happy to have gotten the advance electronic review copy that was provided by NetGalley, author Liz Maritz, and the publisher.


Publisher: Liz Maritz, LLC
Publication: Dec 15th, 2020
My rating: 4/5 STARS

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