Birdie & Harlow: Life, Loss, and Loving My Dog So Much I Didn't Want Kids (…Until I Did) (Hardcover)

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The funny and poignant story of one woman’s wonderfully codependent relationship with her dog – and what he taught her about chosen family and the reward of motherhood.

Birdie & Harlow is the story of a baby and a dog. But motherhood is never quite that simple. In Taylor Wolfe’s case, it’s a long, zigzagging and winding road.

Meant to be a last-minute anniversary gift for her then boyfriend (and now husband), the highly-energetic and loud-mouthed Vizla puppy named Harlow turns out to be the best snap decision twenty-year-old Taylor ever makes—and the beginning of the most epic friendship she ever has. As Wolfe’s resistance to 9-5’s and traditional adulthood grows, Harlow becomes the perfect companion for her eccentricities in a world that thrives on conformity. Wolfe’s twenties—full of pitfalls and surprises, sad days and silver linings—led her to the realization that life is too short to spend your days in a crate (or a cubicle), that parks are meant to be enjoyed, and most importantly, she wants to be a mom. But really, isn't she one already? 

A charming and touching memoir, Birdie & Harlow is a tribute to the many expressions of modern motherhood, to both human and fur babies alike. Taylor’s story reminds all of us that life will surprise you and that families should come in every shape and size.

About the Author

TAYLOR WOLFE is a professional funny person on the internet. She is the writer behind The Daily Tay blog and founder and creative director of online clothing stores, The Taylor Wolfe Shop and Chilly Wolfe. Her work has been featured in TODAY!, the Dodo, and more.

Praise For…

"An engaging debut with a lighthearted memoir of her tender relationship with her dog, Harlow, and her rocky path to becoming a mother… A sweet homage to a beloved pet.” — Kirkus Reviews

“A crucial read for those who have ever loved a pet deeply and for those looking for a narrative about the importance of connections and relationships, especially the unexpected ones.” — Library Journal

“The buoyancy of Wolfe's warm, witty storytelling will keep readers rapt--tearing up one minute and laughing the next…Birdie & Harlow is a lively, spirited memoir about how a dog named Harlow rallied a young couple who faced many challenges on the way to parenthood.” — Shelf Awareness

“In this hilarious, uplifting memoir, Wolfe describes her intense bond with she grapples with the chaos of her 20s, marriage, and eventually new motherhood.” — The Washington Post

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063293816
ISBN-10: 0063293811
Publisher: HarperOne
Publication Date: September 19th, 2023
Pages: 272
Language: English