I am thrilled to bring you my review of Woodrow on the Bench : Life Lessons from a Wise Old Dog by Jenna Blum for Suzy Approved Book Reviews!!!!

About The Book:

The New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Those Who Save Us pays tribute to her beloved black Lab, Woodrow, in this beautiful memoir that recalls the last six months of his life and the ways in which he taught her to live. 

Life Lessons from a Wise Old Dog is a truly inspiring memoir about an old dog who became the center of a remarkable community. Jenna chronicles the precious, bittersweet days of her beloved dog’s final season while recalling the lively, mischievous, willful Woodrow of younger years. From tourists to dog-moms, from a handsome dogwalker to a mysterious stranger who helps Woodrow during a blizzard, you’ll meet the extraordinary people and dogs Jenna and Woodrow encountered on the bench—and laugh and cry along with them as they navigate their last days together. A story of devotion and community, WOODROW ON THE BENCH is for anyone who has ever loved an old dog—or sought to ease the transitions of grief, animal or human.

Miss W’s Review:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Woodrow on the Bench is a beautifully written emotional memoir by Jenna Blum.
I will say first and foremost I am more of a cat person than a dog person, but this book made me want to go out and adopt a dog!

Woodrow is Jenna’s well loved black lab who she loved beyond measure and brought her comfort and support when she needed it the most and filled the void of being lonely. Once Woodrow began to get sick, Jenna knew she would have to let him go and out of that came this memoir.

There was humor and alot of sadness in this book. This book was poignant, well written and flowed beautifully. I cried and laughed and reflected on my kitty Gaga who I lost 6 years ago to Cancer and who I still think about daily.

I highly recommend this memoir to all animal lovers

About the Author:

Jenna Blum is the New York Times and # 1 internationally bestselling author of novels Those Who Save Us, The Stormchasers, and The Lost Family. She was voted one of Oprah readers’ Top 30 Women Writers and is the CEO/co-founder of literary social media marketing company A Mighty Blaze. 

Jenna is based in Boston, where she has taught workshops at Grub Street Writers for over 20 years and lives across from Woodrow’s bench.