When Harry Met Minnie by Martha Teichner - A Book Review

If you’re a dog lover, or someone that enjoys stories of fate, When Harry Met Minnie by Martha Teichner may be for you. This is a heartwarming, emotional and sensitively written memoir brought to us by an author most famous for her work as an American television news correspondent.

Plot Summary

The story is one that the author reports as an unexplainable coincidence which changed everything in her life. Having been part of the New York City dog walking scene, bull terrier walking Martha meets Steven with his dog at a farmer’s market. Through conversation about dogs, Steven reveals his good friend Carol also has a bull terrier. Carol has terminal cancer and wishes to a find a forever home for her beloved bull terrier Harry when she can no longer care for him. Martha has been searching for an older male bull terrier for her dog Minnie. Introductions are made. Martha and Carol have so much in common, and Harry meets Minnie. 

Through the course of several weeks, the two dogs spend more time together. The antics of the dogs are hilariously written, similar to what you expect from a new parent marvelling at the wonders of their ever-changing baby’s own growth and development.

Book Review

I really liked When Harry Met Minnie. This book has many moments of joy and describes the true friendship that quickly developed between the two women. There are also moments of sadness which left me in tears. The book is both engaging and entertaining. It’s no wonder that many publishers were willing to publish this book.

Audiobook Review

I listened to my library’s audiobook copy of the book which was narrated by the author. Given her professional background, her performance made it easy to listen to. I loved the fact that she narrated the book so the story could be told in her own voice, as it magnified the compassion and intimacy of this beautiful story. I highly recommend this format to those of you who enjoy audiobooks.

What I Liked About When Harry Met Minnie:

  • The deep bond that forms between these two women is clearly expressed
  • The love of dogs that is conveyed
  • The sense of community and family demonstrated through the shared love of a good friend
I Recommend This Book To:

Those readers that enjoy memoirs, stories about dogs, or friendship.

My rating:
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5.

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  1. The plot made me cry. This is such a lovely story. I'd love to read it. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks Jessica! It’s a beautiful story and I hope that you enjoy it.

  2. A lovely story!! Thank you for sharing xx

  3. This sounds like such a lovely heartwarming book.

  4. I haven't read a memoir like this one before! It sounds hopeful and wholesome. Thanks for sharing your review.

    Sumedha | the wordy habitat

  5. The premise of this book sounds like I would cry a river.
    Cue the drop of a hat ---> 😭
    But it's good it has funny moments to balance it out.
    Thank you for the review.

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    1. It is a little sad, Katie, but it also joyful. Thanks for your comment.

  7. This sounds so cute and even can make me cry,
    I would love to read..

  8. Aw, this is so sweet I could definitely see myself crying my eyes out! I always sob with pets are in movies. Thanks so sharing and I'm glad you enjoyed it xx


  9. It's lovely story. It's amazing to read stories about friendship and bond between animals and human. I'm a dog person and this one is nice. Great review!

  10. Oh this sounds like such a delightful read - thanks for the recommendation. Great review, as always!

  11. You had me straight away at dogs, to be honest. And it only got better from there. I don't think I would have looked at this twice on a shelf but I really want to read it after reading your review.


  12. You drew me in with the first line with the mention that the story line is based around dog owners! I think it sounds a bit too sad for me as I like my books to be uplifting, but a great storyline. x