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March meetup: The art of racing in the rain by Garth Stein

  • Mar 7, 2014 · 7:30 PM
  • Lauren's house

Lauren was kind enough to host this month. I am so excited to read this book! It has been on my must read list for a long time:) This meet up will be capped at 9 people, so pleeeeeeease kindly update your rsvp so that everyone who would like to attend can. Please bring an app and a bottle of wine for sharing along with a donation of $3-5 to keep the meet up going! Here is the synopsis:

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life's ordeals.


On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices Denny has made to succeed professionally; the unexpected loss of Eve, Denny's wife; the three-year battle over their daughter, Zoë, whose maternal grandparents pulled every string to gain custody. In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family, holding in his heart the dream that Denny will become a racing champion with Zoë at his side. 

A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life...as only a dog could tell it.

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  • Jennifer A.

    On
    My way - thanks Lisa

    March 7, 2014

  • Jennifer A.

    Did I miss an email with the address?

    March 7, 2014

    • Lisa

      I Jennifer! I was just looking myself. It was sent in an email. You can call me or text and I will text you back the address. [masked] Lisa

      March 7, 2014

    • Lisa

      Actually here you go... 9660 Gardenia Ave. Fountain Valley

      March 7, 2014

  • Abby B.

    I am so sorry for the last minute change in RSVP. My son is having issues and I need to be home with him.
    I hope the next person can go!!!!!

    March 7, 2014

    • Abby B.

      By the way, great book!!

      March 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Caught a cold and don't feel like sharing it!

    March 5, 2014

  • Lisa

    When will I know if I can join this event ? Thank you !!

    February 3, 2014

    • Chrissy

      Hi Lisa, because there is a limited number of people for this meetup you have to wait until someone drops out in order to go. I will send out an "please update your rsvp" email the week of and then you will have a better idea:)

      February 24, 2014

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