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Have dog, will travel : a poet's journey with an exceptional labrador

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  • Running Time: 05:24 hrs
    Narrator: Fred Sanders
    Publisher:
    Simon & Schuster Audio, Distributed by RBdigital, 2018
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

Details:

  • Contributor: Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm); Sanders, Fred
    Edition: Unabridged
    Date:
    Created
    2018
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    Copyrighted
    2018
    Summary:

    In a lyrical love letter to guide dogs everywhere, a blind poet shares his delightful story of how a guide dog changed his life and helped him discover a newfound appreciation for travel and independence. Stephen Kuusisto was born legally blind-but he was also raised in the 1950s and taught to deny his blindness in order to "pass" as sighted. Stephen attended public school, rode a bike, and read books pressed right up against his nose. As an adult, he coped with his limited vision by becoming a professor in a small college town, memorizing routes for all of the places he needed to be. Then, at the age of 38, he was laid off. With no other job opportunities in his vicinity, he would have to travel to find work. This is how he found himself at Guiding Eyes paired with a Labrador named Corky. In this vivid and lyrical memoir, Stephen Kuusisto recounts how an incredible partnership with a guide dog changed his life and the heart-stopping, wondrous adventure that began for him in midlife. Profound and deeply moving, this is a spiritual journey, the story of discovering that life with a guide dog is both a method and a state of mind.

    Original Publisher: New York, [Prince Frederick, Md.], Simon & Schuster Audio, [Distributed by] RBdigital
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781508251408