Dr. Braitman will be reading from her book, Animal Madness, on July 16th at Warwick's in La Jolla, CA at 7:30pm. Event information here. You can read more about the book here, watch a short video about the book or learn more below. We invite you to join Laurel for her reading, to chat with her about OCPA's work and learn a little more about her book.
Have you ever wondered if your dog might be a bit depressed? How about heartbroken, compulsive or homesick? A new book, Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots and Elephants in Therapy Help Us Understand Ourselves, takes these questions seriously, exploring the topic of mental health and recovery in the animal kingdom, and turning up lessons that Publisher’s Weekly calls “Illuminating....Braitman’s delightful balance of humor and poignancy brings each case to life....[Animal Madness’s] continuous dose of hope should prove medicinal for humans and animals alike.” The New York Times calls Animal Madness a "lovely, big-hearted book...brimming with compassion and the tales of the many, many humans who devote their days to making animals well." One of Discover Magazine's top five summer reads, a best book of June by Amazon, one of People's best summer reads and "a gem..that can teach much us much about the wildness of our own minds," according to Psychology Today. Even if you can't make it on July 16th, Laurel would love to meet you (and your animals)! Please send her a note at the address below to set up a chat, visit or talk at your organization. Would you also consider promoting her reading through your social media channels, to your mailing list/on your website or to your members? Friends of OCPA who come out to Warwick's will receive something very, very special!!
Laurel Braitman: [masked]
Dana Trocker, Laurel's publicist at Simon and Schuster: [masked]