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Have dog, will travel: a poet's journey

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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 thirty-eight, 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.
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subject_facetBlind -- United States -- Biography
Guide dogs
Guide dogs -- Biography
Human-animal relationships
Kuusisto, Stephen
Kuusisto, Stephen -- Travel
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Poets, American -- Biography
title_displayHave dog, will travel : a poet's journey
title_fullHave dog, will travel : a poet's journey / Stephen Kuusisto
Have dog, will travel : a poet's journey [electronic resource] / Stephen Kuusisto
title_shortHave dog, will travel
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Guide dogs
Human-animal relationships
Kuusisto, Stephen
Poets, American
Travel