"I Got the Dog has teeth. Amanda Boyden's memoir is unflinching, poignant, raw, sometimes hilarious, sometimes brutally painful-the self-portrait of a woman unafraid to scream into the universe: I survived this! And this. And this. Follow my lead. Dog tails Boyden from childhood in Chicago to adult heartbreak, from the ascension of her famous Canadian husband's literary career to the crushing end of their marriage. This magnificent book is not only about surviving. It's about how to rise"-- Provided by publisher.