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DALLAS – David R. Hardiman, author of “Bailey’s Remarkable Plan,” will sign copies of the Christian and inspirational autobiography/memoir from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Logos Bookstore in Dallas. The book shares how Hardiman endured many decades of illness and other challenges alone before Bailey – a shih tzu – became his best friend, service dog and hero. 

Hardiman was born with a rare medical condition that eluded diagnosis for decades, and he developed post-traumatic stress disorder late in life. Bailey senses when Hardiman is about to have an attack, and she alerts him and helps him deal with the horror.

“The book offers an uplifting story of perseverance, love and triumph,” Hardiman said. “God blessed me with a smart, intuitive and beautiful dog, and Bailey made and continues to make a tremendous difference in my life.”

 “Bailey’s Remarkable Plan” (Brown Books Publishing Group) cautions against judging people whose disabilities aren’t obvious. Hardiman doesn’t look like he has disabilities, but his problems are real.

“Bailey’s Remarkable Plan” also shares information about laws that protect people who rely on service dogs. 

“Service dogs have important roles in the lives of their owners,” Hardiman said. “People don’t understand all the ways service dogs assist their owners, and the public needs to know the laws regarding the use of service dogs.

“My book offers a better understanding of service dogs, and it does so in an entertaining way.” 

The store is at 6620 Snider Plaza.

Hardcovers also are available by going to To receive autographed copies before or after the signing event, send emails to