Between The Covers: "The Puppy Diet," Booksigning Wednesday

Beryl Jupiter & friends

Beryl Jupiter & friends

Dr. Beryl Jupiter has a unique approach to dieting: Raise a puppy.

Though it may not be quite as simple as it sounds, Jupiter elaborates on the idea in a lighthearted book titled, “The Puppy Diet.”

The author will be on hand to answer questions and sign copies of her book from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday August. 28, at Between the Covers Bookstore, 224 W. Colorado Ave.

“Dieting is ubiquitous and puppies are typically irresistible,” Jupiter wrote in the preface to her book. “I based the book mostly on my personal experiences of owning six sporty dogs but have hopefully presented common themes that are very relatable to many dog owners and lovers.”

Jupiter began a career path in psychology but decided later in life that she wanted to delve into journalism. She began freelancing for community newspapers in the Boston area, where she lives today with her husband and her English springer spaniel, Tory. Jupiter continues to apply many psychological principles in the socialization of the family dogs.

“The Puppy Diet” was born as an article for her hometown newspaper. Jupiter realized the humorous topic could make a compelling book about canine ownership issues and the high-energy expenditure of raising a boisterous pup (or two).

The book was released through CreateSpace Publishing in May 2013.

An excerpt from the Kirkus Independent Review had this to say about Jupiter’s book: “She turned the physically exhausting process of raising a messy, mischievous puppy into a calculated weight-loss regime.”

To learn more, click the “play” button and listen to my conversation with Dr. Beryl Jupiter.

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