Lots of dogs eat shoes, bite people, destroy furniture; Eddie tried to destroy a marriage. After more than three decades of singledom, Mia Navarro wasn't really looking to change her relationship status. Until she fell in love with Jim and agreed to marry him. But life is t spotless. The spots belong to Jim's mutt, Eddie. As time goes on, a full-on war ensues between Jim's two competitors. But in the end, it's clear that t even a wife can come between man and dog. Stepdog is a triumphant story about finding love at an unexpected stage in life.
Mireya Navarrois a housing reporter forThe New York Times. She has also taught journalism at Columbia University, the City University of New York, and the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. She was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and currently lives in New York City and Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband, Jim, and stepdog, Eddie.