Oblong Online: Dr. Renée Alsarraf, SIT, STAY, HEAL in conversation with Elisabeth Egan

Event date: 
Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
EST. via Zoom

 

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Esteemed veterinary oncologist Dr. Renée Alsarraf will talk about her new book, an unforgettable testament to the extraordinary healing nature of dogs --Sit, Stay, Heal: What Dogs Can Teach Us About Living Well, with Elisabeth Egan.

Dr. Renée Alsarraff Sit, Stay, Heal: What Dogs Can Teach Us About Living Well by Dr. Renée Alsarraff Elisabeth Egan c. Beowulf Sheehan

For more than two decades, esteemed veterinary oncologist Dr. Renée Alsarraf treated cancer in her beloved canine patients. Then, at fifty-one, she was diagnosed with cancer herself. For Dr. Renée, it was her patients—those furry, four-legged, slobbering animals—who seemed to uniquely understand her difficult journey and who showed her the true power of positivity and unconditional love. Full of life lessons and healing metaphors, perfect dogs, and their imperfect humans.

“Written with grace and emotional honesty, Sit, Stay, Heal will live with you long after the last page.”— John Grogan, bestselling author of Marley & Me

Dr. Renée Alsarraf has created four different veterinary oncology practices and led three veterinary radiation facilities. She has performed numerous veterinary clinical trials, co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles, and lectured both locally and on the national level. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey, and is married to a veterinary ophthalmologist. They have one son, whom she cherishes, as well as Dusty, her beloved, bossy, six-year-old female boxer.

Elisabeth Egan is an editor at The New York Times Book Review and the author of A Window Opens.


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Sit, Stay, Heal: What Dogs Can Teach Us About Living Well By Renee Alsarraf Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063215221
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperOne - October 18th, 2022

Every day in her veterinary practice,she bears witness to the undeniable bondbetween pets and their people. However, while we are busy teaching them to “sit” and“stay,” they have their own, more profound, lessons to impart. In Sit, Stay, Heal, we meet Cosmo, the golden retriever who arrives at Renee’s office just before his fourteenth family vacation to the beach; Daisy, the cocker spaniel, an emotional support dog for a special needs child; and Franny, the bloodhound, a police dog who wasn’t ready to retire from the force. Then there’s Dr. Renee’s own dog Newtie, who falls ill when she needs him most.

Our dogs are wise in ways humans are not. For Dr. Renee, it was her patients—those furry, four-legged, slobbering animals—who seemed to uniquely understand her difficult journey and who showed her the true power of positivity and unconditional love. Full of life lessons and healing metaphors, perfect dogs and their imperfect humans, Sit, Stay, Heal is a captivating, heartwarming story for dog lovers far and wide.