|Jean Whatley, author of Off the Leash, proudly holding up her book. The publisher is Blank Slate Press,|
and Subterranean Books kindly donated 10% of the sales to the Humane Society.
I had the privilege and the pleasure of hearing Jean Whatley talk about her new memoir. The book signing was at the Humane Society. It made me regret putting on mascara, because there were many moments when my eyes filled with tears.
It's not that Jean spoke of only dark things, nor was it that she lacked a sense of humor. It was an uplifting talk, full of sardonic wit. The overall messages she wanted to impart were:
- Follow your dreams...Don't put them off or it might be too late when you finally have the courage to try to achieve them.
- Visit the people who matter. Now. And tell them you love them. Now. If you wait, the window of opportunity might slam shut.
After reading her blog postings as she traveled across the country and after hearing some excerpts she read aloud and reading some snippets of the book myself, I know this is going to be a funny, poignant, and moving memoir.
Have you read Jean's book and if not, when are you planning on buying it? Or
What kind of huge "cliff" did you step off during your life, and how did it end up?
|Jean Whatley at the Humane Society, signing her book. Her memoir tells how she and her dog Libby|
went on a journey across the country that was more life-changing than Thelma and Louise's car trip.