April 17, 5:30-7pm at Back of Beyond Books. Brianna Madia signing from her second memoir: Never Leave the Dogs Behind
Note: Brianna will be available to sign books from 5:30 – 7 pm. There will not be a formal reading.
Dogs are welcome.
The author of the New York Times bestseller Nowhere for Very Long continues her story with
this deeply honest, moving account of a woman walking the line between independence and
isolation when she moves to the Southwest desert with nothing and no one but her four dogs.
In her debut memoir, Nowhere for Very Long, Brianna Madia reflected on her life as a nomad,
free to roam some of the most beautiful land in America. Now, in NEVER LEAVE THE DOGS
BEHIND (on sale April 2, 2024; HarperOne; $28.99), the van life adherent faces the
unfathomable darkness that comes from a life blown apart, her only solace the support of her
Moving from her pared-down van into a pared-down trailer, Brianna reckons with her decision
to be alone in the desert, living on a nine-acre plot of undeveloped land on the dusty outskirts
of a small town in Utah, accompanied only by her four precious dogs: Bucket, Dagwood, Birdie,
and Banjo. As she grapples with the anger, despair, and delicious freedom that comes from
being wholly on her own, Brianna wonders where, exactly, the road less traveled has led her.
A powerful and poignant portrait of rebuilding and surviving, Never Leave the Dogs Behind is
about finding the courage to start over when the dream life you thought you were living
collapses around your feet.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brianna Madia has lived a life of relentless intention, traveling the
deserts of the American West in an old Ford van. She made a name for
herself on social media with her inspiring captions-cum-essays about
bravery, identity, nature, and subverting expectations. She lives in
Utah with her four dogs. Her first book, Nowhere for Very Long, was
a New York Times bestseller. Never Leave the Dogs Behind is her