In her memoir, Dog Medicine (2015), author Julie Barton offers a rare glimpse into clinical depression through her personal experience, highlighting the effects of sibling violence—one of domestic violence’s least discussed issues. Raw and unflinchingly honest, Dog Medicine is a truly inspiring story about the unbreakable bond between one woman and the beloved dog that saved her life. Julie Barton holds a B.A. from Kenyon College, an M.F.A. in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and an M.A. in women’s studies from Southern Connecticut State University. She lives in Northern California with her husband, two daughters, and small menagerie of pets.