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Author Talk: Good Dog
Kate Leaver in conversation with Melanie Tait
Like the rest of us, Kate Leaver and her beloved rescue shih tzu, Bertie, are living in lockdown. Many of us are realising that the dog-human bond is one of the most extraordinary cross-species friendships on the planet. Dogs give people affection, companionship and profound emotional support.
Now, more than ever, we can see the clear health benefits of living with a dog by our side. Kate’s new book, Good Dog, draws personal interviews, as well as on science and research. We meet 10 remarkable dogs who’ve changed human lives — from helping a child with an autism diagnosis, or a teenager managing diabetes, to working with inmates in a prison.
Celebratory, joyous and moving, this book demonstrates how vastly a dog can improve our mental and physical health as well as our quality of life.
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Kate Leaver is an author and journalist for The Guardian, The Telegraph, Vogue and Future Women, among others. She lives between Sydney and London with her boyfriend, Jono, and their dog, Bertie. Her first book, The Friendship Cure, was published in 2018.
Melanie Tait is an award-winning playwright, journalist, author and radio-maker. She is currently the Executive Producer of Podcasts at Mamamia Women’s Network.