I picked up Dave Barry’s Lessons from Lucy because it was a dog book, but as I read I enjoyed the life lessons Dave Barry has accumulated in 70 years of living and writing.

Yes, dogs accept us as we are and live in the moment, but the true message was in the appendix where Barry described his family’s ordeal when his daughter suffered paralysis for most of the first semester of her college career. Prepare to be touched and moved by this little book.