Deborah and Buster

“I'm not a dog person, but I became just as emotionally involved reading about Buster, in Deborah Dozier Potter's memoir Let Buster Lead, as I did as a youth reading Alfred Payson Terhune's books about his collie, Lad. He became a person. I felt for him. I cheered for him. I ultimately grieved for him. Buster is a dog who truly made a difference during his life, and Mrs. Potter's love for her subject matter illuminates each page.”

--Dominick Dunne


“Deborah Potter vividly elucidates a much underdiagnosed illness affecting an estimated 6 to 7 percent of the U.S. population at any one time. As a physician I have witnessed first hand how Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can destroy families and relationships. I strongly recommend this book to my colleagues and to those who desire a first person account of this illness and its manifestations."

--David A. Gonzales, MD, Inpatient Medicine Program Director, Albuquerque, NM

Let Buster Lead is a love story that begins in the pound, but the adopted pup is beyond ordinary. He rescues a woman who falls prey to a devastating and seemingly incurable illness and saves a marriage in the process. You will weep for joy and heartbreak in the course of reading about this creature, who must be gamboling in heaven with Lassie and Rin Tin Tin and every other legendary dog in literature."

--Sylvia Chase, television news correspondent (20/20, Primetime and NOW on PBS.)


Let Buster Lead is a powerful and compelling story. Those suffering with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as their family members will enhance their own healing through this warm, honest, and poignant story. The book is a touching and vivid reminder to us all of our hidden inner struggles and can give hope to the many who learn that their recovery will be through relationships—of all kinds! Potter writes in a warm, open, and easy personal style; this is a story of courage and commitment.”

--Marilyn J. Mason, Ph.D., former family psychologist and celebrity author of Facing Shame: Families in Recovery and Seven Mountains: The Inner Climb to Commitment and Caring


"Hats off to a talented new writer, Deborah Potter. In her first book, she spins a touching, charming, altogether winning love story, the likes of which has never been told quite so tenderly before. It will lift your spirits and make you feel good about the world at a time when we need it most."

--Robert Osborne, columnist for The Hollywood Reporter and host of Turner Classic Movies