A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie

Front Cover
Random House Publishing Group, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 271 pages
10 Reviews


In a profound, funny, and beautifully rendered portrait of a beloved companion, bestselling novelist Dean Koontz remembers the golden retriever who changed his life. A retired service dog, Trixie was three when Dean and his wife, Gerda, welcomed her into their home. She was superbly trained, but her greatest gifts couldn't be taught: her keen intelligence, her innate joy, and an uncanny knack for living in the moment. Whether chasing a tennis ball or protecting those she loved, Trixie gave all she had to everything she did, inspiring Dean and Gerda to trust their instincts and recapture a sense of wonder that will remain with them always. Trixie lived fewer than twelve years; in this wide world, she was a little thing. But in every way that mattered, she lived a big life.

CBS Sunday Morning featured A Big Little Life in a rare interview with Dean Koontz that focuses on his philanthropic efforts with and affection for dogs. View it here: http://youtu.be/40bWUc6k_J8

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie

User Review  - Nell Nelson - Goodreads

dog lovers especially golden retriever lovers will enjoy this book. thought it might be lame and uninteresting, but was pleasantly surprised. wish my Rufus was as good as this dog! Read full review

Review: A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie

User Review  - Teena in Toronto - Goodreads

This is the story of Trixie (1995 - 2007), beloved dog of author Dean Koontz. For many years, by choice it was just Dean and his wife, Gerda. They were supporters of Canine Companions for Independence ... Read full review

All 2 reviews »

About the author (2011)

Dean Koontz, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda; their golden retriever, Anna; and the enduring spirit of their golden, Trixie.

Bibliographic information