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Have dog, will travel : a poet's journey

Author: Stephen Kuusisto
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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A blind poet describes his relationship with his first guide dog and how it changed his life and gave him a newfound appreciation for travel and independence.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Stephen Kuusisto; Stephen Kuusisto
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Kuusisto
ISBN: 9781451689792 1451689799
OCLC Number: 1027216442
Description: 239 pages ; 19 cm
Responsibility: Stephen Kuusisto.

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A blind poet describes his relationship with his first guide dog and how it changed his life and gave him a newfound appreciation for travel and independence.

Kuusisto was born legally blind, but being raised in the 1950s he was taught to deny his blindness in order to "pass" as sighted. As an adult, he coped with his limited vision until he was laid off. With no other job opportunities in his vicinity, he would have to travel to find work. He found himself at Guiding Eyes paired with a Labrador named Corky. Here he recounts how partnership with a guide dog changed his life, and the heart-stopping, wondrous adventure that began for him in midlife.

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"A celebration of Corky and guide dogs everywhere."-Library Journal "Kuusisto tells the poignant story of a midlife rebirth that led to self-acceptance and also celebrates human/animal Read more...

 
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