Couple Finds Love, Solace and Healing from a Lovable Cockapoo in the Biographical Gracie's Diary: A Memoir

Bobbi and Gary struggle to come to terms with the drugs and brainwashing that have taken Gary's daughter away from them. They find solace from heartbreak in an adorable dog in Gracie's Diary: A Memoir.

LaVale, MD, January 18, 2013 --( Solace truly does come in strange forms. For Gary and Bobbi, years of family alienation and pain are soothed, in part, through the unconditional love of an adorable cockapoo named Gracie. The true story of heartache and healing is told in author Bobbi Phillip's Gracie's Diary: A Memoir, published by Outskirts Press.

Divorcées Bobbi and Gary find each other and make a fresh start together, determined to learn from the painful lessons of the past. But the promise of a new life is shattered when Gary's daughter, Adele slips into obscurity through prescribed drugs, hypnosis, and brainwashing that rip her away from her second family and loving home. Gary’s plea goes before 20/20 audience as a prelude to Alec Baldwin’s book interview and the executive producer of The Dr. Phil Show sets a date for them to appear on the show for help.

The couple eventually finds some solace in furry form – an adorable cockapoo named Gracie. The pup fills a void in Gary and Bobbi's life together, showering them with unconditional love and giving them renewed purpose. Author Bobbi Phillip offers readers a glimpse of the turbulence of a helpless situation, but hope for healing through love.

Gracie's Diary: A Memoir can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at The paperback is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble and is being aggressively promoted with a focus on the biography category.

ISBN: 978-0-578-11433-0 Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback Retail $14.95
Ebook: $4.99 Genre: Biography

For more information about Gracie's Diary: A Memoir or author Bobbi Phillip, call 301-707-4796; email; or write 700 National Hwy. LaVale, MD 21502.

About the Author: Bobbi Phillip has been a stay-at-home mom, a factory worker, a cleaning lady, an entrepreneur and a business owner. She currently owns and operates All About Hearing and resides in LaVale, Maryland, with her husband Gary and their “together child,” Gracie. Gracie’s Diary: A Memoir is her first book. Visit the author at her website:

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.
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