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My lead dog was a lesbian : mushing across Alaska in the Iditarod, the world's most grueling race

Author: Brian O'Donoghue
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1996.
Series: Vintage departures
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Iditarod may be the only race that awards a prize for last place. But then how many people can even complete a course that ranges across 1,000 miles of Alaska's ice fields, mountains, and canyons at temperatures that sometimes plunges to 100 degrees below zero' In conditions like these, anything can go wrong. For Brian Patrick O'Donoghue, nearly everything did. In My Lead Dog Was a Lesbian, his reporter and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Named Person: Brian O'Donoghue; Brian O'Donoghue
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian O'Donoghue
ISBN: 9780307488534 0307488535
OCLC Number: 501197858
Description: 1 online resource.
Series Title: Vintage departures
Responsibility: Brian Patrick O'Donoghue.

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The Iditarod may be the only race that awards a prize for last place. But then how many people can even complete a course that ranges across 1,000 miles of Alaska's ice fields, mountains, and canyons at temperatures that sometimes plunges to 100 degrees below zero' In conditions like these, anything can go wrong. For Brian Patrick O'Donoghue, nearly everything did. In My Lead Dog Was a Lesbian, his reporter and intrepid novice musher tells what happened when he entered the 1991 Iditarod, along with seventeen sled dogs with names like Harley, Screech, and Rainy, his sexually confused lead dog. O'Donoghue braved snowstorms and sickening wipeouts, endured the contempt of more experienced racers (one of whom was daft enough to use poodles), and rode herd of four-legged companions who would rather be fighting or having sex. It's all here, narrated with self-deprecating wit, in a true story of heroism, cussedness and astonishing dumb luck. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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