A diva and her dog find new purpose together in E. Rawlins’ new book

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‘Learning to Live with Fritz’ reveals to readers the redemptive power of pet ownership.

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It will appeal to those people who realize that their pets communicate in quite another language that is all their own.

E. Rawlins’ new bookLearning to Live with Fritz: Disgruntled Angel in a Hairy Disguise” (published by iUniverse) carries readers along on a spiritual journey. It is comical, self-critical and poignant; an “Eat, Pray, Love” for dog lovers and opera fans.

A beautiful diva exchanges her successful career in opera for the role of corporate wife. Just as her dreams begin to crumble and divorce is imminent, she meets a crazy little dog in a Manhattan pet store. The unmatched pair, a 12-week-old despot puppy and his narcissistic mistress, travel to Europe to save what is left of the discouraged soprano’s career.

The dog turns out to be the diva’s greatest teacher, or at the very least a bad tempered angel in a hairy disguise. His fervent refusal to love and obey her, his obstinacy, bad temper and constant watchfulness teach her everything there is to know about unconditional love.

Rawlins knows that her book will “…appeal to dog lovers who like clever ‘bad dog’ stories, and to those who know that their pets are intelligent, spiritual beings accompanying them for more than mere entertainment and companionship purposes. It will appeal to those people who realize that their pets communicate in quite another language that is all their own.”

“Learning to Live with Fritz”
By E. Rawlins
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 214 pages | ISBN 9781475932348
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 214 pages | ISBN 9781475932362
E-Book | 214 pages | ISBN 9781475932355
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
E. Rawlins is an international opera singer, metaphysical teacher, seminar leader, drama coach, poet, author and dog lover. She lives in Switzerland with her husband, who is one of opera’s most esteemed heroic baritones. Her favorite occupation is what she fondly calls “divo tending.” For 15 years the musical couple shared their chaotic traveling and singing careers with Frizbee, a grumpy, short-tempered Maltese terrier.

Rawlins is also the author of the 2003 book “Rather Light Candles than Rage Against the Darkness.”

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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