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Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home
Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home | Nicole J Georges
From an award-winning artist, a memoir of life with a difficult, beloved dog that will resonate with anybody who has ever had a less than perfectly behaved pet When Nicole Georges was sixteen she adopted Beija, a dysfunctional shar-pei/corgi mix--a troublesome combination of tiny and attack, just like teenaged Nicole herself. For the next fifteen years, Beija would be the one constant in her life. Through depression, relationships gone awry, and an unmoored young adulthood played out against the backdrop of the Portland punk scene, Beija was there, wearing her "Don't Pet Me" bandana. Georges's gorgeous graphic novel Fetch chronicles their symbiotic, codependent relationship and probes what it means to care for and be responsible to another living thing--a living thing that occasionally lunges at toddlers. Nicole turns to vets, dog whisperers, and even a pet psychic for help, but it is the moments of accommodation, adaption, and compassion that sustain them. Nicole never successfully taught Beija "sit," but in the end, Beija taught Nicole how to stay.
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karenna
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This is a can‘t miss for dog lovers and/or feminists.

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Skyrimir
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I just finished and this is the first book in awhile that has made me cry. My husband has been jokingly telling me no more reading because he saw me crying and got really worried. This was a good memoir though! I‘ll read the author‘s other book after steeling myself for another potentially sad time.

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Zoe_reads_books
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When your favorite wizard rock band makes a surprise appearance in the book you‘re reading...(But seriously, Harry and the Potters are amazing and my nerdy little heart will never stop loving them)

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Zoe_reads_books
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Lindy
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A sweet and moving memoir in #comics format about a dog and her human companion, both of whom have challenging personalities. #LGBTQ

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Lindy
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I felt more connected, inspired and accountable to the women in my life. They were true blue. The more I hung out with feminists and lesbians, the better I felt. There was a shorthand to it. I didn‘t have to explain feminism or my want to have a voice or to take up space. The space was already there.

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Lindy
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Trudy: She told me to sit down and shut up!!! And she hissed at me!
Nicole (after babysitter leaves): I was just saying what she said. _She_ told _me_ to sit down and shut up when you left.
Mom was happy to let it go, and to see that I‘d stand up for myself in her absence.
Mom (holding Nicole): You hissed at her? You really scared her! My devil child.

Bloomingjen 🤗🤗 2y
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quietjenn
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I was a little hesitant about getting this one, as I wasn't super keen on her first graphic novel, but I'm really loving this. 💙🐶🐾

ReadingRover Omg. This GN is the best! I absolutely adored it. I‘m a super weird dog person though and I definitely love my dog more than most people so I can relate to it a lot. I also work with aggressive and anxious dogs so I have a soft spot for them. 2y
quietjenn @ReadingRover I aspire to be a super weird dog person 🐶🐶🐶 2y
ReadingRover @quietjenn You could totally do it. It doesn‘t take much! One cute dog too many and you‘re over the edge 😂 pretty soon you‘re petting strange dogs, hanging out with them at parties and all your T-shirt‘s have witty dog related sayings! 2y
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Carleneishere
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January first is for all-day TV watching, January second is for all-day reading. And bundling up, because it‘s 20 degrees and I got rid of my warmest clothes when we moved from Alaska to Alabama!

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Fromthecatladysmouth
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Here's a book recommendation ..if you like dogs,graphic memoirs ..if you're a pet parent in general this is it ! ..beautiful book made me bawl like a baby 🖤💀🐶 Nicole J George is a fantastic story teller.

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon And here's a compilation of Litsy tips that some of us put together:
https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/
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Fromthecatladysmouth @RaimeyGallant thank you ! Really loving the app so far 2y
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UrsulaMonarch
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Mehso-so

This is an excellent book that was not for me. The artwork is excellent, varied and nuanced, and the story is insightful and heartfelt. But ultimately I didn't feel very sympathetic to many of the situations in the book.

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kattykattykins
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I had to hide in my office because I was sobbing over this book. What a beautiful heartbreaker this was.

TricksyTails Aww... This looks so cute. I may need to read this much later. Way too emotional for now. 2y
Tamra 😫 2y
ReadingRover I read this a few weeks ago. It‘s my favorite graphic novel ever. I freakin loved it. It was like reading my own love story to my dog. I cried like a baby too at the end. 2y
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gossamerchild
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I finished this book with tears rolling down my cheeks. That doesn't happen often. Not long after that, #huxleythecat put himself in this position. It's probably a coincidence, but I like thinking that my cat is attuned to my feelings and knows when I need comfort snuggles 😻😻

Loved this graphic memoir. LOVED IT. Will definitely read more of hers.

Bookzombie So sweet! 💕🐱 2y
LauraBrook What a sweetie - of course they know what's up! Hadn't heard of this book before, but I'll check it out now for sure. Great review! 2y
gossamerchild @Bookzombie he's my snuggle pal! @LauraBrook it's sad, be prepared! 2y
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gossamerchild
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I want to frame this and give it to my husband. 10 years too late 😂😂😆🤣

#currentlyreading

Leniverse That's me right there! 😂 2y
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auntie_jenn
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a little change of pace 😸

Jokila Ooh I love her! Lmk if this is a good one!! 2y
auntie_jenn @Jokila fantastic! 2y
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trueisa4letterword
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I'm not even a dog person (*gasp!*) but I enjoyed this memoir about this bad dog. I also read Calling Dr. Laura (more gut-wrenching) though you don't have to for this book.

#graphicmemoir #nonfiction #girlandherdog

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bio_chem06
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to live this book. It has everything I love...memoir, dogs, conflict to over come, but I just couldn't get into it. From beginning to end I found myself pushing to keep reading. I would probably recommend this graphic novel, but it would have to be for specific reasons.

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trueisa4letterword
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This speaks to me a bit too much. #badchild

#graphicmemoir #nonfiction

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Melmar
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My bad dog refusing to pose #dogsoflitsy #dogbooks #graphicnovels

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trueisa4letterword
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Finally starting this after I rushed the YA librarian to process it

#graphicmemoir #nonfiction

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Pasaal
Mehso-so

It was well done graphically, but somehow I came away feeling rather uninvolved with the story, the author, and even her dog. Not sure why.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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A beautiful, vulnerable, honest, powerful graphic memoir that is a queer feminist coming of age story but with a unique angle: the focus on Georges's relationship with her "difficult" dog. There's a lot in here about animals as autonomous beings (overlap with feminist thought), as well as love, what it means to take care of someone, how to be loyal, and healing. Be prepared: you will cry (although there are also delightfully funny moments).

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Preach! Animals don't exist for your pleasure men, just like women don't. #Feminism

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Just received this #BookMail for a review / interview piece I'm going to write! It's a queer feminist graphic coming of age centred on the author's relationship with her dog. The drawings look beautiful. I gotta get reading since I'm interviewing the author on Friday! #QueerBooks

KassKho I'm excited to pick this one up! We only had two copies in our store and both went missing to the dismay of myself and the other person who wanted a copy 2y
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @KassKho It's great so far! Beautiful drawings. 2y
xicanti Oh my goodness, this sounds like everything I love. 2y
batsy I love this cover and want to read this! 2y
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GioiaZombia
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Outstanding. A lovely graphic memoir. Recommended for dog/ animal lovers and extreme introverts.

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B.Reader
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Omg THIS BOOK. As a prickly, difficult woman with a prickly, difficult dog, this story spoke to me on so many levels. I was sobbing at the end and may have grabbed Elliott in a hug saying "LOVE ME NOW" while he desperately squirmed away because all the feels. Read it!!!!

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Lauren.Archer
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Great Graphic Memoir for any animal (DOG) lover. Lots of laughs and some tears.

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Lauren.Archer
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Another recommendation from All The Books this week. Going to finish Sunday with one or two graphic memoirs.

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NoFrigateLikeABook
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Stayed up late to read this after a tough day. Nicole J. Georges is one of my favorite cartoonists.

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