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Author Kuusisto, Stephen, author.

Title Have dog, will travel : a poet's journey / Stephen Kuusisto.

Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
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 Nichols Adult Biography  BIO KUUSISTO    AVAILABLE
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Description 239 pages ; 19 cm
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. At the age of thirty-eight, Stephen Kuusisto—who has managed his whole life without one—gets his first guide dog, a beautiful yellow labrador named Corky. Theirs is a partnership of movement, mutual self-interest, and wanderlust. Walking with Corky in Manhattan for the first time, Steve discovers he’s “living the chaos of joy—you’re in love with your surroundings, loving a barefoot mind, wild to go anyplace.” Have Dog, Will Travel is the inside story of how a person establishes trust with a dog, how a guide dog is trained. Corky absolutely transforms Steve’s life and his way of being in the world. Profound and deeply moving, theirs is a spiritual journey, during which Steve discovers that joy with a guide dog is both a method and a state of mind. Guaranteed to make you laugh—and cry—this beautiful reflection on the highs, lows, and everyday details that make up life with a guide dog provides a profound exploration of Stephen’s lifelong struggle with disability, identity, and the midlife events that lead to self-acceptance.
Subject Kuusisto, Stephen.
Poets, American -- Biography.
Blind -- United States -- Biography.
Guide dogs.
Human-animal relationships.
ISBN 9781451689792
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