Same Dog, Different Shite

Same Dog, Different ShiteNew Release – Body, Mind, & Spirit/Mid-Life Stages/Personal Growth

This book is now available for order.

Michael Riddell suffered more than a mid-life crisis. Call it a complete life revision! At the age of forty-five, after changing his mind about life, career, and magic crystals, he embarked on a path he never knew was there. It brought him to Melinda, his soul mate and spiritual anchor, and let him gather his life back after almost losing it all. Turns out it was just the beginning.

In his follow-up to Life, A Little Brown Dog, and Shite Like That, Michael learns that sometimes you have to face some tough truths, including those about yourself, and perhaps travel through darkness before reaching the light. That redemption can be fraught with danger, and may come at a hefty price.


Michael RiddellMichael Riddell was born in Sydney, Australia, and after earning a degree in economics, married his college sweetheart and joined the family hotel business. Quickly leaving the hospitality industry behind, Michael found a career in cotton farming—a career that would ultimately leave him financially bankrupt and end his twenty-five-year marriage.

What started out as an exercise in journaling has turned into something more colorful—and something to help other middle-aged men who have hit “the wall.” Guys who are maybe looking for a different set of answers to life’s problems, a whole new way of looking at things. Michael enjoys remembering all of his adventures and mishaps as he records them in his writing, even if those memories make him cry, laugh, or feel downright embarrassed by his own actions.

Michael has had fifteen dogs, thirteen cars, six nicknames, five cats, two children, and three stepchildren. When not working in his new field of gas pipelines, he shows a willing aptitude for breaking things—machinery, motor bikes, bank balances, and hearts. He likes little brown dogs and XXXX beer and is inconsolable when his football team loses. Michael now lives in Northern New South Wales, Australia, with his wife and soulmate Melinda.

Same Dog, Different Shite is available for order in the WriteLife online store. All versions (print and eBook) are available for order through Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and other major book and eBook retailers.

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