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BARKING AT THE MOON

How do you housebreak a dog in a hurricane?

Find out in Barking at The Moon: A Story of Life, Love, and Kibble.
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When Tracy Beckerman and her husband bring home a puppy for their two young kids, they realize that they got a lot more than they bargained for. From tracking wet cement through the house to shredding the family’s underwear, Riley is a one-dog wrecking ball. Yet, this lovable retriever also brings joy, laughter, and a renewed sense of wonder into the household.

At times hilarious and heartwarming, "Barking at the Moon" speaks to life’s challenges, and to mothering children both human and furry. With Beckerman’s trademark wit and heart, she reminds us that no matter what stage of life we’re in, we can learn a lot from the dogs who teach us how to stop and enjoy the ride.

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“As a dog lover, I laughed and cried and related throughout. With the assembled menagerie at the Beckerman house, there is rarely a dull moment, and we get to enjoy it all... from a safe distance.”

- Joel Madison, Peabody award-winning TV and screen writer of “Roseanne,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” and “Crashing.”

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About the Author

TRACY BECKERMAN is an award-winning author, speaker, and syndicated humor columnist who has appeared on numerous TV shows, including NBC’s Today Show, CBS This Morning, CBS Sunday Morning with Mo Rocca, and Good Day New York. Her honors for writing include the prestigious Writer’s Guild of America award, a CLIO, an International Film and Television award, and a New York Emmy®.  She has been voted “America’s Top Blogger” by The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television, has won a National Society of Newspaper Columnists award for humor writing, and was the Global Humor Award Winner of the coveted Erma Bombeck Writing Competition.

What People Are Saying About Barking at the Moon

Reviews from some of the most respected names in the industry.

I’m utterly charmed by this whole thing, cover to cover.

W Bruce Cameron
Author, A Dog's Purpose

As a dog lover, I laughed and cried and related throughout. With the assembled menagerie at the Beckerman house, there is rarely a dull moment, and we get to enjoy it all... from a safe distance.

Joel Madison
Peabody award-winning TV and screen writer of “Roseanne,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” and “Crashing.”

You’ll laugh. You’ll say, “Awww.” You’ll vow to never get a dog. And then, if you don’t already have one, you’ll get one anyway.

James Breakwell
Twitter celeb, and author of “Only Dead on the Inside” and “Bare Minimum Parenting"

For anyone who has ever loved a dog more than their kids (wait, did I just say that out loud?), “Barking at the Moon” will touch your heart, make you laugh, and remind you that dog fur in your food is a small price to pay for having a dog in your life.

Jenna McCarthy
Author of the best-selling book, “The Size of Everything.”

This warm and witty “dog-oir” (yes, I just made that up) is for everyone who ever had a family or loved a dog. You will love it!

Cathryn Michon
Screenwriter, “A Dog’s Purpose”

Tracy’s relatable experiences will make you chuckle and feel a tug at your heartstrings and pants leg. Motherhood does not come with a manual, but this book tells it like it is, with bite.

Robin Gorman Newman
Tony Award Nominated producer; author, How to Marry a Mensch & founder, MotherhoodLater.com

'Barking at the Moon' is a funny, heartwarming book for everyone who believes that pets have a special place in the family and enrich our lives. Tracy Beckerman shares her big-hearted family’s journey with wit and insight.

Matt Bombeck
Award-winning TV Writer

Tracy Beckerman’s ‘Barking at the Moon’ is a hysterical read that will make you want to run out and immediately get a dog of your own. Thank you, Riley, for confirming why thousands of people love your owner’s unmistakable wit and words.

Susan Sparks
Preacher, standup comedian, and author, “Laugh Your Way to Grace” and “Love, a Tiara, and a Cupcake”

Hilarious and moving, Beckerman shows us just how dogs hijack our lives...and our hearts. You'll fall for sweet, goofy Riley, and laugh (and cry) at how he completes this funny family.”

Katrina Kittle
Author of "The Blessings of the Animals"

If you've ever been blessed with the best dog ever, wrapped in the slobbering fur bomb body of the most accident-prone pooch ever, you'll fall in love with this book. ‘Barking at the Moon’ reminds us how lucky we are to be a dog's best friend.

Rebecca Regnier
Columnist, speaker and author of “The Widow's Bay Series” and “The Snow Wife”

Tracy Beckerman is at her absolute finest in ‘Barking at the Moon,’ a witty, side-splitting, and heartwarming look at the ultimate role a beloved pooch plays in family dynamics. A great read for anyone who's loved a dog, wanted a dog, or even admired one from a distance.

Susan Reinhardt
Author of "Chimes from a Cracked Southern Belle," and "Not Tonight Honey, Wait 'Til I'm a Size 6

Anyone who has ever owned a dog will relate to Tracy’s hilarious tales of these strange, hairy creatures who delight, annoy, and love us without question, even as they steadfastly and cheerfully destroy all of our furniture.

Dawn Weber
Author “Black Dog, White Couch, and the Rest of My Really Bad Ideas

Tracy Beckerman's ’Barking at The Moon’ is both heartwarming and hilarious. As the owner of three furbabies, this book was utterly relatable and had me laughing from start to finish.

Marcia Kester Doyle
Author of “Who Stole My Spandex?” and “Life in the Hot Flash Lane”

Tracy Beckerman makes you feel like you’re right there in her kitchen as the mayhem unfolds. And at the center of the madness is her dog, Riley, who warms your heart as he steals the show. It’s impossible to resist Beckerman’s hilarious tale of life lived out loud.

VC Chickering
Author of the novels, “Twisted Family Values,” and “Nookietown”

Undeterred by their inability to keep a houseplant alive, the Beckermans decide their family just isn’t complete without a dog. But when Riley comes into their lives, insanity ensues. He slobbers his way into this family’s heart and becomes its anchor in a riotous tale that is so funny, you’ll have to pee!

Susan Konig
Author of “Why Animals Sleep So Close to the Road and other lies I tell my children”

Tracy Beckerman will have you alternately howling with laughter and dabbing your eyes with a tissue at the escapades and travails of her brood’s beloved Type A four-legged family member.

Jenny Gardiner
Author of Bite Me: A Parrot, A Family, and a Whole Lot of Flesh Wounds

Tracy Beckerman's ‘Barking at the Moon had me chuckling from the first sentence and her Erma Bombeckesque style of writing had me shaking my head in solidarity as only a mother who has had her own menagerie of misbehaving animals can do.

Cindy Ratzlaff
Author of “Queen of Your Own Life”

What People Are Saying About Barking at the Moon

Reviews from some of the most respected names in the industry.

I’m utterly charmed by this whole thing, cover to cover.

W Bruce Cameron
Author, A Dog's Purpose

As a dog lover, I laughed and cried and related throughout. With the assembled menagerie at the Beckerman house, there is rarely a dull moment, and we get to enjoy it all... from a safe distance.

Joel Madison
Peabody award-winning TV and screen writer of “Roseanne,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” and “Crashing.”

You’ll laugh. You’ll say, “Awww.” You’ll vow to never get a dog. And then, if you don’t already have one, you’ll get one anyway.

James Breakwell
Twitter celeb, and author of “Only Dead on the Inside” and “Bare Minimum Parenting"

For anyone who has ever loved a dog more than their kids (wait, did I just say that out loud?), “Barking at the Moon” will touch your heart, make you laugh, and remind you that dog fur in your food is a small price to pay for having a dog in your life

Jenna McCarthy
Author of the best-selling book, “The Size of Everything.”

I’m utterly charmed by this whole thing, cover to cover.

W Bruce Cameron
Author, A Dog's Purpose

Book Chapters

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Chapter 1: Housebreak hotel

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Chapter 2: Riley the Magnificent

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Chapter 3: My Dog Wears Boxer Shorts

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Chapter 4: Here's to Mud in Your Dog

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Chapter 5: One Fish, Two Fish, Dead Fish, Blue Fish

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Chapter 6: The Rule of Three

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Chapter 7: Bark to the Future

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Chapter 8: The Life of Riley

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Chapter 9: And So It Begins Again

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