Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet’s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador

Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet’s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador

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 part In a lyrical love letter to guide dogs everywhere, a blind poet shares his delightful story of how a guide dog ch...

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Title:Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet’s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador
Author:Stephen Kuusisto
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1451689799
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet’s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador Reviews

  • Sarah Ewald
    Jul 01, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

    FIVE PAWS: Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet?s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador" has taken its spot as one of my all-time favorite dog books. Profoundly moving and beautifully written. ...

    This book was deeply touching. I enjoyed reading about how Corky came into Stephen?s life and the way she changed it for the better. A good read for all dog lovers. ...

    An informative and touching story, about service dogs, and how they help their owners gain independence. ...

    What an incredible story. The author has gone through tremendously difficult circumstances and yet his outlook is so uplifting. I enjoyed this book as a memoir but also as a dog lover. The bond between Corky and Stephen Kuusisto is not only beautiful but beautifully told. Well-written....

    So Stephen Kuusisto was born blind in one eye and soon lost vision in the other eye. For 38 years, Stephen pretended he could see. He pretended he was normal. He graduated, went to college, and became a professor, all while pretending he didn't have a disability. See when he was gro...

    Interesting in that it tells the training one goes through to get a guide dog and later how people react to guide dogs and their handlers. ...

    The thing that I found absolutely amazing about this memoir is that the author was raised to not let anyone know that he was blind. How do you even do that? There is a very scary story about the time he rented a motor scooter and drove around the mountains in Santorini followi...

    This engaging memoir tells the story of the author's first guide dog, Corky, and gives an insider's view of an organization I've supported for the past twenty years: Guiding Eyes for the Blind (www.guidingeyes.org). The Guiding Eyes newsletter always features one owner and dog pair, an...

    The first thing I have to say is going into this, I did not know just how much I did not know about blindness and seeing eye dogs. I am so glad I picked this book up and learned that my small minded point of view was completely wrong. Stephen Kuusisto is an amazing writer who takes...

    I loved this book. Kuusisto takes readers on a journey from isolation and unemployment as a blind man to self-advocacy and inclusion, thanks largely to his first guide dog Corky. It's an important book, fast-reading, informative, and beautiful, and readers will have a newfound apprecia...

    The way that this book was written was very foreign to me - I do not really read a whole lot of poetry so this would explain why. I think that disabilities are something that few people truly will ever be fully accepting of and I love that this book addresses this from the perspective ...

    What an amazing, poetic, and enchanting tale! Someone called this a "love letter to guide dogs everywhere" and that it is. Born blind, Stephen Kuusisto was taught to hide his blindness, because his parents feared the discrimination that disabilities often brought forth. Then, at a ...

    This is a real life story of broken to whole. The author is a poet by profession, but his prose has the same illuminating quality. "Reason and flourishing were, I thought, two long thin wings, like those of osprey. I wanted uplift, possibility, and if flourishing had a preliminary step...

    In this book, we learn much about the nature of blindness, seeing-eye-dogs and its training, and about our author Stephen Kuusisto, yet in a larger frame we learn about compassion and connecting with others. The author is quick to share his self-realizations with us, ?My principle h...

    Oh my goodness, where do I begin? This is a lovely book. Kuusisto is a poet and his ability to choose just the right words makes for some beautiful passages. Coming of age in the 1950s and 60s his parents encouraged him to hide his blindness (he is not totally blind but his sight is ve...

    Stephen uses a guide dog, but didn't get one until later in life. His childhood was not happy. Mom was an alcoholic, his father disinterested. His blindness was not complete, and he was able to see shadows and read if material was up close. His parents chided him to not act disabled be...

  • Candice
    Jun 29, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

    FIVE PAWS: Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet?s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador" has taken its spot as one of my all-time favorite dog books. Profoundly moving and beautifully written. ...

    This book was deeply touching. I enjoyed reading about how Corky came into Stephen?s life and the way she changed it for the better. A good read for all dog lovers. ...

    An informative and touching story, about service dogs, and how they help their owners gain independence. ...

    What an incredible story. The author has gone through tremendously difficult circumstances and yet his outlook is so uplifting. I enjoyed this book as a memoir but also as a dog lover. The bond between Corky and Stephen Kuusisto is not only beautiful but beautifully told. Well-written....

    So Stephen Kuusisto was born blind in one eye and soon lost vision in the other eye. For 38 years, Stephen pretended he could see. He pretended he was normal. He graduated, went to college, and became a professor, all while pretending he didn't have a disability. See when he was gro...

    Interesting in that it tells the training one goes through to get a guide dog and later how people react to guide dogs and their handlers. ...

    The thing that I found absolutely amazing about this memoir is that the author was raised to not let anyone know that he was blind. How do you even do that? There is a very scary story about the time he rented a motor scooter and drove around the mountains in Santorini followi...

    This engaging memoir tells the story of the author's first guide dog, Corky, and gives an insider's view of an organization I've supported for the past twenty years: Guiding Eyes for the Blind (www.guidingeyes.org). The Guiding Eyes newsletter always features one owner and dog pair, an...

    The first thing I have to say is going into this, I did not know just how much I did not know about blindness and seeing eye dogs. I am so glad I picked this book up and learned that my small minded point of view was completely wrong. Stephen Kuusisto is an amazing writer who takes...

    I loved this book. Kuusisto takes readers on a journey from isolation and unemployment as a blind man to self-advocacy and inclusion, thanks largely to his first guide dog Corky. It's an important book, fast-reading, informative, and beautiful, and readers will have a newfound apprecia...

    The way that this book was written was very foreign to me - I do not really read a whole lot of poetry so this would explain why. I think that disabilities are something that few people truly will ever be fully accepting of and I love that this book addresses this from the perspective ...

    What an amazing, poetic, and enchanting tale! Someone called this a "love letter to guide dogs everywhere" and that it is. Born blind, Stephen Kuusisto was taught to hide his blindness, because his parents feared the discrimination that disabilities often brought forth. Then, at a ...

    This is a real life story of broken to whole. The author is a poet by profession, but his prose has the same illuminating quality. "Reason and flourishing were, I thought, two long thin wings, like those of osprey. I wanted uplift, possibility, and if flourishing had a preliminary step...

    In this book, we learn much about the nature of blindness, seeing-eye-dogs and its training, and about our author Stephen Kuusisto, yet in a larger frame we learn about compassion and connecting with others. The author is quick to share his self-realizations with us, ?My principle h...

    Oh my goodness, where do I begin? This is a lovely book. Kuusisto is a poet and his ability to choose just the right words makes for some beautiful passages. Coming of age in the 1950s and 60s his parents encouraged him to hide his blindness (he is not totally blind but his sight is ve...

  • Renée
    Apr 14, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

    FIVE PAWS: Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet?s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador" has taken its spot as one of my all-time favorite dog books. Profoundly moving and beautifully written. ...

  • Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)
    Oct 19, 2017

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

  • Heather
    Mar 14, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

    FIVE PAWS: Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet?s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador" has taken its spot as one of my all-time favorite dog books. Profoundly moving and beautifully written. ...

    This book was deeply touching. I enjoyed reading about how Corky came into Stephen?s life and the way she changed it for the better. A good read for all dog lovers. ...

    An informative and touching story, about service dogs, and how they help their owners gain independence. ...

    What an incredible story. The author has gone through tremendously difficult circumstances and yet his outlook is so uplifting. I enjoyed this book as a memoir but also as a dog lover. The bond between Corky and Stephen Kuusisto is not only beautiful but beautifully told. Well-written....

    So Stephen Kuusisto was born blind in one eye and soon lost vision in the other eye. For 38 years, Stephen pretended he could see. He pretended he was normal. He graduated, went to college, and became a professor, all while pretending he didn't have a disability. See when he was gro...

    Interesting in that it tells the training one goes through to get a guide dog and later how people react to guide dogs and their handlers. ...

    The thing that I found absolutely amazing about this memoir is that the author was raised to not let anyone know that he was blind. How do you even do that? There is a very scary story about the time he rented a motor scooter and drove around the mountains in Santorini followi...

    This engaging memoir tells the story of the author's first guide dog, Corky, and gives an insider's view of an organization I've supported for the past twenty years: Guiding Eyes for the Blind (www.guidingeyes.org). The Guiding Eyes newsletter always features one owner and dog pair, an...

    The first thing I have to say is going into this, I did not know just how much I did not know about blindness and seeing eye dogs. I am so glad I picked this book up and learned that my small minded point of view was completely wrong. Stephen Kuusisto is an amazing writer who takes...

    I loved this book. Kuusisto takes readers on a journey from isolation and unemployment as a blind man to self-advocacy and inclusion, thanks largely to his first guide dog Corky. It's an important book, fast-reading, informative, and beautiful, and readers will have a newfound apprecia...

  • Warren-Newport Public Library
    Aug 09, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

    FIVE PAWS: Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet?s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador" has taken its spot as one of my all-time favorite dog books. Profoundly moving and beautifully written. ...

    This book was deeply touching. I enjoyed reading about how Corky came into Stephen?s life and the way she changed it for the better. A good read for all dog lovers. ...

    An informative and touching story, about service dogs, and how they help their owners gain independence. ...

    What an incredible story. The author has gone through tremendously difficult circumstances and yet his outlook is so uplifting. I enjoyed this book as a memoir but also as a dog lover. The bond between Corky and Stephen Kuusisto is not only beautiful but beautifully told. Well-written....

    So Stephen Kuusisto was born blind in one eye and soon lost vision in the other eye. For 38 years, Stephen pretended he could see. He pretended he was normal. He graduated, went to college, and became a professor, all while pretending he didn't have a disability. See when he was gro...

    Interesting in that it tells the training one goes through to get a guide dog and later how people react to guide dogs and their handlers. ...

    The thing that I found absolutely amazing about this memoir is that the author was raised to not let anyone know that he was blind. How do you even do that? There is a very scary story about the time he rented a motor scooter and drove around the mountains in Santorini followi...

    This engaging memoir tells the story of the author's first guide dog, Corky, and gives an insider's view of an organization I've supported for the past twenty years: Guiding Eyes for the Blind (www.guidingeyes.org). The Guiding Eyes newsletter always features one owner and dog pair, an...

    The first thing I have to say is going into this, I did not know just how much I did not know about blindness and seeing eye dogs. I am so glad I picked this book up and learned that my small minded point of view was completely wrong. Stephen Kuusisto is an amazing writer who takes...

    I loved this book. Kuusisto takes readers on a journey from isolation and unemployment as a blind man to self-advocacy and inclusion, thanks largely to his first guide dog Corky. It's an important book, fast-reading, informative, and beautiful, and readers will have a newfound apprecia...

    The way that this book was written was very foreign to me - I do not really read a whole lot of poetry so this would explain why. I think that disabilities are something that few people truly will ever be fully accepting of and I love that this book addresses this from the perspective ...

    What an amazing, poetic, and enchanting tale! Someone called this a "love letter to guide dogs everywhere" and that it is. Born blind, Stephen Kuusisto was taught to hide his blindness, because his parents feared the discrimination that disabilities often brought forth. Then, at a ...

    This is a real life story of broken to whole. The author is a poet by profession, but his prose has the same illuminating quality. "Reason and flourishing were, I thought, two long thin wings, like those of osprey. I wanted uplift, possibility, and if flourishing had a preliminary step...

    In this book, we learn much about the nature of blindness, seeing-eye-dogs and its training, and about our author Stephen Kuusisto, yet in a larger frame we learn about compassion and connecting with others. The author is quick to share his self-realizations with us, ?My principle h...

    Oh my goodness, where do I begin? This is a lovely book. Kuusisto is a poet and his ability to choose just the right words makes for some beautiful passages. Coming of age in the 1950s and 60s his parents encouraged him to hide his blindness (he is not totally blind but his sight is ve...

    Stephen uses a guide dog, but didn't get one until later in life. His childhood was not happy. Mom was an alcoholic, his father disinterested. His blindness was not complete, and he was able to see shadows and read if material was up close. His parents chided him to not act disabled be...

    Poet and educator Stephen Kuusisto, who has a severe visual impairment, writes about how his life was changed for the better by a guide dog named Corky. When Kuusisto was growing up, his alcoholic mother insisted that he do everything he could to hide his blindness. As an adult he f...

  • Amberly
    Apr 10, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

    FIVE PAWS: Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet?s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador" has taken its spot as one of my all-time favorite dog books. Profoundly moving and beautifully written. ...

    This book was deeply touching. I enjoyed reading about how Corky came into Stephen?s life and the way she changed it for the better. A good read for all dog lovers. ...

    An informative and touching story, about service dogs, and how they help their owners gain independence. ...

    What an incredible story. The author has gone through tremendously difficult circumstances and yet his outlook is so uplifting. I enjoyed this book as a memoir but also as a dog lover. The bond between Corky and Stephen Kuusisto is not only beautiful but beautifully told. Well-written....

    So Stephen Kuusisto was born blind in one eye and soon lost vision in the other eye. For 38 years, Stephen pretended he could see. He pretended he was normal. He graduated, went to college, and became a professor, all while pretending he didn't have a disability. See when he was gro...

    Interesting in that it tells the training one goes through to get a guide dog and later how people react to guide dogs and their handlers. ...

    The thing that I found absolutely amazing about this memoir is that the author was raised to not let anyone know that he was blind. How do you even do that? There is a very scary story about the time he rented a motor scooter and drove around the mountains in Santorini followi...

    This engaging memoir tells the story of the author's first guide dog, Corky, and gives an insider's view of an organization I've supported for the past twenty years: Guiding Eyes for the Blind (www.guidingeyes.org). The Guiding Eyes newsletter always features one owner and dog pair, an...

    The first thing I have to say is going into this, I did not know just how much I did not know about blindness and seeing eye dogs. I am so glad I picked this book up and learned that my small minded point of view was completely wrong. Stephen Kuusisto is an amazing writer who takes...

  • Larry Smith
    Apr 22, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

    FIVE PAWS: Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet?s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador" has taken its spot as one of my all-time favorite dog books. Profoundly moving and beautifully written. ...

    This book was deeply touching. I enjoyed reading about how Corky came into Stephen?s life and the way she changed it for the better. A good read for all dog lovers. ...

    An informative and touching story, about service dogs, and how they help their owners gain independence. ...

    What an incredible story. The author has gone through tremendously difficult circumstances and yet his outlook is so uplifting. I enjoyed this book as a memoir but also as a dog lover. The bond between Corky and Stephen Kuusisto is not only beautiful but beautifully told. Well-written....

    So Stephen Kuusisto was born blind in one eye and soon lost vision in the other eye. For 38 years, Stephen pretended he could see. He pretended he was normal. He graduated, went to college, and became a professor, all while pretending he didn't have a disability. See when he was gro...

    Interesting in that it tells the training one goes through to get a guide dog and later how people react to guide dogs and their handlers. ...

    The thing that I found absolutely amazing about this memoir is that the author was raised to not let anyone know that he was blind. How do you even do that? There is a very scary story about the time he rented a motor scooter and drove around the mountains in Santorini followi...

    This engaging memoir tells the story of the author's first guide dog, Corky, and gives an insider's view of an organization I've supported for the past twenty years: Guiding Eyes for the Blind (www.guidingeyes.org). The Guiding Eyes newsletter always features one owner and dog pair, an...

    The first thing I have to say is going into this, I did not know just how much I did not know about blindness and seeing eye dogs. I am so glad I picked this book up and learned that my small minded point of view was completely wrong. Stephen Kuusisto is an amazing writer who takes...

    I loved this book. Kuusisto takes readers on a journey from isolation and unemployment as a blind man to self-advocacy and inclusion, thanks largely to his first guide dog Corky. It's an important book, fast-reading, informative, and beautiful, and readers will have a newfound apprecia...

    The way that this book was written was very foreign to me - I do not really read a whole lot of poetry so this would explain why. I think that disabilities are something that few people truly will ever be fully accepting of and I love that this book addresses this from the perspective ...

    What an amazing, poetic, and enchanting tale! Someone called this a "love letter to guide dogs everywhere" and that it is. Born blind, Stephen Kuusisto was taught to hide his blindness, because his parents feared the discrimination that disabilities often brought forth. Then, at a ...

    This is a real life story of broken to whole. The author is a poet by profession, but his prose has the same illuminating quality. "Reason and flourishing were, I thought, two long thin wings, like those of osprey. I wanted uplift, possibility, and if flourishing had a preliminary step...

    In this book, we learn much about the nature of blindness, seeing-eye-dogs and its training, and about our author Stephen Kuusisto, yet in a larger frame we learn about compassion and connecting with others. The author is quick to share his self-realizations with us, ?My principle h...

  • Amyiw
    Jun 25, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

  • Mom
    Mar 18, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

    FIVE PAWS: Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet?s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador" has taken its spot as one of my all-time favorite dog books. Profoundly moving and beautifully written. ...

    This book was deeply touching. I enjoyed reading about how Corky came into Stephen?s life and the way she changed it for the better. A good read for all dog lovers. ...

    An informative and touching story, about service dogs, and how they help their owners gain independence. ...

    What an incredible story. The author has gone through tremendously difficult circumstances and yet his outlook is so uplifting. I enjoyed this book as a memoir but also as a dog lover. The bond between Corky and Stephen Kuusisto is not only beautiful but beautifully told. Well-written....

    So Stephen Kuusisto was born blind in one eye and soon lost vision in the other eye. For 38 years, Stephen pretended he could see. He pretended he was normal. He graduated, went to college, and became a professor, all while pretending he didn't have a disability. See when he was gro...

    Interesting in that it tells the training one goes through to get a guide dog and later how people react to guide dogs and their handlers. ...

    The thing that I found absolutely amazing about this memoir is that the author was raised to not let anyone know that he was blind. How do you even do that? There is a very scary story about the time he rented a motor scooter and drove around the mountains in Santorini followi...

    This engaging memoir tells the story of the author's first guide dog, Corky, and gives an insider's view of an organization I've supported for the past twenty years: Guiding Eyes for the Blind (www.guidingeyes.org). The Guiding Eyes newsletter always features one owner and dog pair, an...

    The first thing I have to say is going into this, I did not know just how much I did not know about blindness and seeing eye dogs. I am so glad I picked this book up and learned that my small minded point of view was completely wrong. Stephen Kuusisto is an amazing writer who takes...

    I loved this book. Kuusisto takes readers on a journey from isolation and unemployment as a blind man to self-advocacy and inclusion, thanks largely to his first guide dog Corky. It's an important book, fast-reading, informative, and beautiful, and readers will have a newfound apprecia...

    The way that this book was written was very foreign to me - I do not really read a whole lot of poetry so this would explain why. I think that disabilities are something that few people truly will ever be fully accepting of and I love that this book addresses this from the perspective ...

    What an amazing, poetic, and enchanting tale! Someone called this a "love letter to guide dogs everywhere" and that it is. Born blind, Stephen Kuusisto was taught to hide his blindness, because his parents feared the discrimination that disabilities often brought forth. Then, at a ...

  • Hannah
    Jun 30, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

    FIVE PAWS: Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet?s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador" has taken its spot as one of my all-time favorite dog books. Profoundly moving and beautifully written. ...

    This book was deeply touching. I enjoyed reading about how Corky came into Stephen?s life and the way she changed it for the better. A good read for all dog lovers. ...

    An informative and touching story, about service dogs, and how they help their owners gain independence. ...

    What an incredible story. The author has gone through tremendously difficult circumstances and yet his outlook is so uplifting. I enjoyed this book as a memoir but also as a dog lover. The bond between Corky and Stephen Kuusisto is not only beautiful but beautifully told. Well-written....

    So Stephen Kuusisto was born blind in one eye and soon lost vision in the other eye. For 38 years, Stephen pretended he could see. He pretended he was normal. He graduated, went to college, and became a professor, all while pretending he didn't have a disability. See when he was gro...

    Interesting in that it tells the training one goes through to get a guide dog and later how people react to guide dogs and their handlers. ...

    The thing that I found absolutely amazing about this memoir is that the author was raised to not let anyone know that he was blind. How do you even do that? There is a very scary story about the time he rented a motor scooter and drove around the mountains in Santorini followi...

    This engaging memoir tells the story of the author's first guide dog, Corky, and gives an insider's view of an organization I've supported for the past twenty years: Guiding Eyes for the Blind (www.guidingeyes.org). The Guiding Eyes newsletter always features one owner and dog pair, an...

    The first thing I have to say is going into this, I did not know just how much I did not know about blindness and seeing eye dogs. I am so glad I picked this book up and learned that my small minded point of view was completely wrong. Stephen Kuusisto is an amazing writer who takes...

    I loved this book. Kuusisto takes readers on a journey from isolation and unemployment as a blind man to self-advocacy and inclusion, thanks largely to his first guide dog Corky. It's an important book, fast-reading, informative, and beautiful, and readers will have a newfound apprecia...

    The way that this book was written was very foreign to me - I do not really read a whole lot of poetry so this would explain why. I think that disabilities are something that few people truly will ever be fully accepting of and I love that this book addresses this from the perspective ...

    What an amazing, poetic, and enchanting tale! Someone called this a "love letter to guide dogs everywhere" and that it is. Born blind, Stephen Kuusisto was taught to hide his blindness, because his parents feared the discrimination that disabilities often brought forth. Then, at a ...

    This is a real life story of broken to whole. The author is a poet by profession, but his prose has the same illuminating quality. "Reason and flourishing were, I thought, two long thin wings, like those of osprey. I wanted uplift, possibility, and if flourishing had a preliminary step...

    In this book, we learn much about the nature of blindness, seeing-eye-dogs and its training, and about our author Stephen Kuusisto, yet in a larger frame we learn about compassion and connecting with others. The author is quick to share his self-realizations with us, ?My principle h...

    Oh my goodness, where do I begin? This is a lovely book. Kuusisto is a poet and his ability to choose just the right words makes for some beautiful passages. Coming of age in the 1950s and 60s his parents encouraged him to hide his blindness (he is not totally blind but his sight is ve...

    Stephen uses a guide dog, but didn't get one until later in life. His childhood was not happy. Mom was an alcoholic, his father disinterested. His blindness was not complete, and he was able to see shadows and read if material was up close. His parents chided him to not act disabled be...

    Poet and educator Stephen Kuusisto, who has a severe visual impairment, writes about how his life was changed for the better by a guide dog named Corky. When Kuusisto was growing up, his alcoholic mother insisted that he do everything he could to hide his blindness. As an adult he f...

    Stephen Kuusisto was born in the 1950's. He was also legally blind but his mother insisted that he "pass''as a sighted person. He attended public school, rode a bike and could read by holding the print up to his eyes. He became a professor in a small college town and navigated around b...

    This is a very open and honest look at the way Guide Dogs can change a life. Being the owner of a Guiding Eyes for the Blind release dog I loved reading the history of guide dogs and the training process for their success. Stephen Kuusisto's early life is beyond imagining. Living in bl...

    Having a guide dog opens up the world to the blind person...that is the story of this book about a man, Stephen, who gets a guide dog a little bit later in his life. Stephen gains a greater amount of freedom and confidence when having his dog by his side. He has new experiences, such a...

    The author, Stephen Kuusisto, was born legally blind but his mother sought to raise him without accommodations. He became a poet and educator, learning to adapt to his disability. It wasn't until he was unemployed at the age of 38 that he sought out a seeing-eye dog. Stephen tells his ...

    This is an excellent book! Have Dog, Will Travel provides a brief glimpse into the world of guide dogs through the perspective of the author, a blind man, as he is introduced to his first dog, Corky. It?s a short read and dispels several myths about how guide dogs perform their dutie...

    This book started slow, but then picked up speed (and quality) as I read more. It?s a lovely story written by a beautiful writer. It?s about how his world widened and he became more fully alive because of his ?seeing eyes? dog Corky. It?s another perfect example of the power ...

    There are not enough stars for this book! By turns practical and beautifully romantic, Have Dog, Will Travel is a nuanced and resonant tribute to Steve Kuusisto's first guide dog, Corky. This book not only touches the guide dog community but anyone who has ever found hope and love in a...

    One of the most uplifting books I've ever read. If you don't have too much experience with disability this is a great book to gain perspective, but even if you've spent time around many differently abled individuals there is still a lot that can be learned from reading this memoir. I h...

  • Heather
    Aug 08, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

    FIVE PAWS: Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet?s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador" has taken its spot as one of my all-time favorite dog books. Profoundly moving and beautifully written. ...

    This book was deeply touching. I enjoyed reading about how Corky came into Stephen?s life and the way she changed it for the better. A good read for all dog lovers. ...

    An informative and touching story, about service dogs, and how they help their owners gain independence. ...

    What an incredible story. The author has gone through tremendously difficult circumstances and yet his outlook is so uplifting. I enjoyed this book as a memoir but also as a dog lover. The bond between Corky and Stephen Kuusisto is not only beautiful but beautifully told. Well-written....

    So Stephen Kuusisto was born blind in one eye and soon lost vision in the other eye. For 38 years, Stephen pretended he could see. He pretended he was normal. He graduated, went to college, and became a professor, all while pretending he didn't have a disability. See when he was gro...

    Interesting in that it tells the training one goes through to get a guide dog and later how people react to guide dogs and their handlers. ...

    The thing that I found absolutely amazing about this memoir is that the author was raised to not let anyone know that he was blind. How do you even do that? There is a very scary story about the time he rented a motor scooter and drove around the mountains in Santorini followi...

  • Rita Ciresi
    Jul 03, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

    FIVE PAWS: Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet?s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador" has taken its spot as one of my all-time favorite dog books. Profoundly moving and beautifully written. ...

    This book was deeply touching. I enjoyed reading about how Corky came into Stephen?s life and the way she changed it for the better. A good read for all dog lovers. ...

    An informative and touching story, about service dogs, and how they help their owners gain independence. ...

    What an incredible story. The author has gone through tremendously difficult circumstances and yet his outlook is so uplifting. I enjoyed this book as a memoir but also as a dog lover. The bond between Corky and Stephen Kuusisto is not only beautiful but beautifully told. Well-written....

    So Stephen Kuusisto was born blind in one eye and soon lost vision in the other eye. For 38 years, Stephen pretended he could see. He pretended he was normal. He graduated, went to college, and became a professor, all while pretending he didn't have a disability. See when he was gro...

    Interesting in that it tells the training one goes through to get a guide dog and later how people react to guide dogs and their handlers. ...

    The thing that I found absolutely amazing about this memoir is that the author was raised to not let anyone know that he was blind. How do you even do that? There is a very scary story about the time he rented a motor scooter and drove around the mountains in Santorini followi...

    This engaging memoir tells the story of the author's first guide dog, Corky, and gives an insider's view of an organization I've supported for the past twenty years: Guiding Eyes for the Blind (www.guidingeyes.org). The Guiding Eyes newsletter always features one owner and dog pair, an...

  • Casey
    Jun 27, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

    FIVE PAWS: Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet?s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador" has taken its spot as one of my all-time favorite dog books. Profoundly moving and beautifully written. ...

    This book was deeply touching. I enjoyed reading about how Corky came into Stephen?s life and the way she changed it for the better. A good read for all dog lovers. ...

    An informative and touching story, about service dogs, and how they help their owners gain independence. ...

    What an incredible story. The author has gone through tremendously difficult circumstances and yet his outlook is so uplifting. I enjoyed this book as a memoir but also as a dog lover. The bond between Corky and Stephen Kuusisto is not only beautiful but beautifully told. Well-written....

    So Stephen Kuusisto was born blind in one eye and soon lost vision in the other eye. For 38 years, Stephen pretended he could see. He pretended he was normal. He graduated, went to college, and became a professor, all while pretending he didn't have a disability. See when he was gro...

    Interesting in that it tells the training one goes through to get a guide dog and later how people react to guide dogs and their handlers. ...

    The thing that I found absolutely amazing about this memoir is that the author was raised to not let anyone know that he was blind. How do you even do that? There is a very scary story about the time he rented a motor scooter and drove around the mountains in Santorini followi...

    This engaging memoir tells the story of the author's first guide dog, Corky, and gives an insider's view of an organization I've supported for the past twenty years: Guiding Eyes for the Blind (www.guidingeyes.org). The Guiding Eyes newsletter always features one owner and dog pair, an...

    The first thing I have to say is going into this, I did not know just how much I did not know about blindness and seeing eye dogs. I am so glad I picked this book up and learned that my small minded point of view was completely wrong. Stephen Kuusisto is an amazing writer who takes...

    I loved this book. Kuusisto takes readers on a journey from isolation and unemployment as a blind man to self-advocacy and inclusion, thanks largely to his first guide dog Corky. It's an important book, fast-reading, informative, and beautiful, and readers will have a newfound apprecia...

    The way that this book was written was very foreign to me - I do not really read a whole lot of poetry so this would explain why. I think that disabilities are something that few people truly will ever be fully accepting of and I love that this book addresses this from the perspective ...

    What an amazing, poetic, and enchanting tale! Someone called this a "love letter to guide dogs everywhere" and that it is. Born blind, Stephen Kuusisto was taught to hide his blindness, because his parents feared the discrimination that disabilities often brought forth. Then, at a ...

    This is a real life story of broken to whole. The author is a poet by profession, but his prose has the same illuminating quality. "Reason and flourishing were, I thought, two long thin wings, like those of osprey. I wanted uplift, possibility, and if flourishing had a preliminary step...

    In this book, we learn much about the nature of blindness, seeing-eye-dogs and its training, and about our author Stephen Kuusisto, yet in a larger frame we learn about compassion and connecting with others. The author is quick to share his self-realizations with us, ?My principle h...

    Oh my goodness, where do I begin? This is a lovely book. Kuusisto is a poet and his ability to choose just the right words makes for some beautiful passages. Coming of age in the 1950s and 60s his parents encouraged him to hide his blindness (he is not totally blind but his sight is ve...

    Stephen uses a guide dog, but didn't get one until later in life. His childhood was not happy. Mom was an alcoholic, his father disinterested. His blindness was not complete, and he was able to see shadows and read if material was up close. His parents chided him to not act disabled be...

    Poet and educator Stephen Kuusisto, who has a severe visual impairment, writes about how his life was changed for the better by a guide dog named Corky. When Kuusisto was growing up, his alcoholic mother insisted that he do everything he could to hide his blindness. As an adult he f...

    Stephen Kuusisto was born in the 1950's. He was also legally blind but his mother insisted that he "pass''as a sighted person. He attended public school, rode a bike and could read by holding the print up to his eyes. He became a professor in a small college town and navigated around b...

    This is a very open and honest look at the way Guide Dogs can change a life. Being the owner of a Guiding Eyes for the Blind release dog I loved reading the history of guide dogs and the training process for their success. Stephen Kuusisto's early life is beyond imagining. Living in bl...

    Having a guide dog opens up the world to the blind person...that is the story of this book about a man, Stephen, who gets a guide dog a little bit later in his life. Stephen gains a greater amount of freedom and confidence when having his dog by his side. He has new experiences, such a...

    The author, Stephen Kuusisto, was born legally blind but his mother sought to raise him without accommodations. He became a poet and educator, learning to adapt to his disability. It wasn't until he was unemployed at the age of 38 that he sought out a seeing-eye dog. Stephen tells his ...

    This is an excellent book! Have Dog, Will Travel provides a brief glimpse into the world of guide dogs through the perspective of the author, a blind man, as he is introduced to his first dog, Corky. It?s a short read and dispels several myths about how guide dogs perform their dutie...

  • Antoinette
    Apr 06, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

    FIVE PAWS: Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet?s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador" has taken its spot as one of my all-time favorite dog books. Profoundly moving and beautifully written. ...

    This book was deeply touching. I enjoyed reading about how Corky came into Stephen?s life and the way she changed it for the better. A good read for all dog lovers. ...

    An informative and touching story, about service dogs, and how they help their owners gain independence. ...

    What an incredible story. The author has gone through tremendously difficult circumstances and yet his outlook is so uplifting. I enjoyed this book as a memoir but also as a dog lover. The bond between Corky and Stephen Kuusisto is not only beautiful but beautifully told. Well-written....

    So Stephen Kuusisto was born blind in one eye and soon lost vision in the other eye. For 38 years, Stephen pretended he could see. He pretended he was normal. He graduated, went to college, and became a professor, all while pretending he didn't have a disability. See when he was gro...

    Interesting in that it tells the training one goes through to get a guide dog and later how people react to guide dogs and their handlers. ...

    The thing that I found absolutely amazing about this memoir is that the author was raised to not let anyone know that he was blind. How do you even do that? There is a very scary story about the time he rented a motor scooter and drove around the mountains in Santorini followi...

    This engaging memoir tells the story of the author's first guide dog, Corky, and gives an insider's view of an organization I've supported for the past twenty years: Guiding Eyes for the Blind (www.guidingeyes.org). The Guiding Eyes newsletter always features one owner and dog pair, an...

    The first thing I have to say is going into this, I did not know just how much I did not know about blindness and seeing eye dogs. I am so glad I picked this book up and learned that my small minded point of view was completely wrong. Stephen Kuusisto is an amazing writer who takes...

    I loved this book. Kuusisto takes readers on a journey from isolation and unemployment as a blind man to self-advocacy and inclusion, thanks largely to his first guide dog Corky. It's an important book, fast-reading, informative, and beautiful, and readers will have a newfound apprecia...

    The way that this book was written was very foreign to me - I do not really read a whole lot of poetry so this would explain why. I think that disabilities are something that few people truly will ever be fully accepting of and I love that this book addresses this from the perspective ...

    What an amazing, poetic, and enchanting tale! Someone called this a "love letter to guide dogs everywhere" and that it is. Born blind, Stephen Kuusisto was taught to hide his blindness, because his parents feared the discrimination that disabilities often brought forth. Then, at a ...

    This is a real life story of broken to whole. The author is a poet by profession, but his prose has the same illuminating quality. "Reason and flourishing were, I thought, two long thin wings, like those of osprey. I wanted uplift, possibility, and if flourishing had a preliminary step...

    In this book, we learn much about the nature of blindness, seeing-eye-dogs and its training, and about our author Stephen Kuusisto, yet in a larger frame we learn about compassion and connecting with others. The author is quick to share his self-realizations with us, ?My principle h...

    Oh my goodness, where do I begin? This is a lovely book. Kuusisto is a poet and his ability to choose just the right words makes for some beautiful passages. Coming of age in the 1950s and 60s his parents encouraged him to hide his blindness (he is not totally blind but his sight is ve...

    Stephen uses a guide dog, but didn't get one until later in life. His childhood was not happy. Mom was an alcoholic, his father disinterested. His blindness was not complete, and he was able to see shadows and read if material was up close. His parents chided him to not act disabled be...

    Poet and educator Stephen Kuusisto, who has a severe visual impairment, writes about how his life was changed for the better by a guide dog named Corky. When Kuusisto was growing up, his alcoholic mother insisted that he do everything he could to hide his blindness. As an adult he f...

    Stephen Kuusisto was born in the 1950's. He was also legally blind but his mother insisted that he "pass''as a sighted person. He attended public school, rode a bike and could read by holding the print up to his eyes. He became a professor in a small college town and navigated around b...

    This is a very open and honest look at the way Guide Dogs can change a life. Being the owner of a Guiding Eyes for the Blind release dog I loved reading the history of guide dogs and the training process for their success. Stephen Kuusisto's early life is beyond imagining. Living in bl...

    Having a guide dog opens up the world to the blind person...that is the story of this book about a man, Stephen, who gets a guide dog a little bit later in his life. Stephen gains a greater amount of freedom and confidence when having his dog by his side. He has new experiences, such a...

    The author, Stephen Kuusisto, was born legally blind but his mother sought to raise him without accommodations. He became a poet and educator, learning to adapt to his disability. It wasn't until he was unemployed at the age of 38 that he sought out a seeing-eye dog. Stephen tells his ...

  • Liz
    Jun 10, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

    FIVE PAWS: Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet?s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador" has taken its spot as one of my all-time favorite dog books. Profoundly moving and beautifully written. ...

    This book was deeply touching. I enjoyed reading about how Corky came into Stephen?s life and the way she changed it for the better. A good read for all dog lovers. ...

    An informative and touching story, about service dogs, and how they help their owners gain independence. ...

    What an incredible story. The author has gone through tremendously difficult circumstances and yet his outlook is so uplifting. I enjoyed this book as a memoir but also as a dog lover. The bond between Corky and Stephen Kuusisto is not only beautiful but beautifully told. Well-written....

    So Stephen Kuusisto was born blind in one eye and soon lost vision in the other eye. For 38 years, Stephen pretended he could see. He pretended he was normal. He graduated, went to college, and became a professor, all while pretending he didn't have a disability. See when he was gro...

    Interesting in that it tells the training one goes through to get a guide dog and later how people react to guide dogs and their handlers. ...

    The thing that I found absolutely amazing about this memoir is that the author was raised to not let anyone know that he was blind. How do you even do that? There is a very scary story about the time he rented a motor scooter and drove around the mountains in Santorini followi...

    This engaging memoir tells the story of the author's first guide dog, Corky, and gives an insider's view of an organization I've supported for the past twenty years: Guiding Eyes for the Blind (www.guidingeyes.org). The Guiding Eyes newsletter always features one owner and dog pair, an...

    The first thing I have to say is going into this, I did not know just how much I did not know about blindness and seeing eye dogs. I am so glad I picked this book up and learned that my small minded point of view was completely wrong. Stephen Kuusisto is an amazing writer who takes...

    I loved this book. Kuusisto takes readers on a journey from isolation and unemployment as a blind man to self-advocacy and inclusion, thanks largely to his first guide dog Corky. It's an important book, fast-reading, informative, and beautiful, and readers will have a newfound apprecia...

    The way that this book was written was very foreign to me - I do not really read a whole lot of poetry so this would explain why. I think that disabilities are something that few people truly will ever be fully accepting of and I love that this book addresses this from the perspective ...

    What an amazing, poetic, and enchanting tale! Someone called this a "love letter to guide dogs everywhere" and that it is. Born blind, Stephen Kuusisto was taught to hide his blindness, because his parents feared the discrimination that disabilities often brought forth. Then, at a ...

    This is a real life story of broken to whole. The author is a poet by profession, but his prose has the same illuminating quality. "Reason and flourishing were, I thought, two long thin wings, like those of osprey. I wanted uplift, possibility, and if flourishing had a preliminary step...

    In this book, we learn much about the nature of blindness, seeing-eye-dogs and its training, and about our author Stephen Kuusisto, yet in a larger frame we learn about compassion and connecting with others. The author is quick to share his self-realizations with us, ?My principle h...

    Oh my goodness, where do I begin? This is a lovely book. Kuusisto is a poet and his ability to choose just the right words makes for some beautiful passages. Coming of age in the 1950s and 60s his parents encouraged him to hide his blindness (he is not totally blind but his sight is ve...

    Stephen uses a guide dog, but didn't get one until later in life. His childhood was not happy. Mom was an alcoholic, his father disinterested. His blindness was not complete, and he was able to see shadows and read if material was up close. His parents chided him to not act disabled be...

    Poet and educator Stephen Kuusisto, who has a severe visual impairment, writes about how his life was changed for the better by a guide dog named Corky. When Kuusisto was growing up, his alcoholic mother insisted that he do everything he could to hide his blindness. As an adult he f...

    Stephen Kuusisto was born in the 1950's. He was also legally blind but his mother insisted that he "pass''as a sighted person. He attended public school, rode a bike and could read by holding the print up to his eyes. He became a professor in a small college town and navigated around b...

    This is a very open and honest look at the way Guide Dogs can change a life. Being the owner of a Guiding Eyes for the Blind release dog I loved reading the history of guide dogs and the training process for their success. Stephen Kuusisto's early life is beyond imagining. Living in bl...

  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
    Mar 19, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

  • Sheri S.
    Jun 22, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

    FIVE PAWS: Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet?s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador" has taken its spot as one of my all-time favorite dog books. Profoundly moving and beautifully written. ...

    This book was deeply touching. I enjoyed reading about how Corky came into Stephen?s life and the way she changed it for the better. A good read for all dog lovers. ...

    An informative and touching story, about service dogs, and how they help their owners gain independence. ...

    What an incredible story. The author has gone through tremendously difficult circumstances and yet his outlook is so uplifting. I enjoyed this book as a memoir but also as a dog lover. The bond between Corky and Stephen Kuusisto is not only beautiful but beautifully told. Well-written....

    So Stephen Kuusisto was born blind in one eye and soon lost vision in the other eye. For 38 years, Stephen pretended he could see. He pretended he was normal. He graduated, went to college, and became a professor, all while pretending he didn't have a disability. See when he was gro...

    Interesting in that it tells the training one goes through to get a guide dog and later how people react to guide dogs and their handlers. ...

    The thing that I found absolutely amazing about this memoir is that the author was raised to not let anyone know that he was blind. How do you even do that? There is a very scary story about the time he rented a motor scooter and drove around the mountains in Santorini followi...

    This engaging memoir tells the story of the author's first guide dog, Corky, and gives an insider's view of an organization I've supported for the past twenty years: Guiding Eyes for the Blind (www.guidingeyes.org). The Guiding Eyes newsletter always features one owner and dog pair, an...

    The first thing I have to say is going into this, I did not know just how much I did not know about blindness and seeing eye dogs. I am so glad I picked this book up and learned that my small minded point of view was completely wrong. Stephen Kuusisto is an amazing writer who takes...

    I loved this book. Kuusisto takes readers on a journey from isolation and unemployment as a blind man to self-advocacy and inclusion, thanks largely to his first guide dog Corky. It's an important book, fast-reading, informative, and beautiful, and readers will have a newfound apprecia...

    The way that this book was written was very foreign to me - I do not really read a whole lot of poetry so this would explain why. I think that disabilities are something that few people truly will ever be fully accepting of and I love that this book addresses this from the perspective ...

    What an amazing, poetic, and enchanting tale! Someone called this a "love letter to guide dogs everywhere" and that it is. Born blind, Stephen Kuusisto was taught to hide his blindness, because his parents feared the discrimination that disabilities often brought forth. Then, at a ...

    This is a real life story of broken to whole. The author is a poet by profession, but his prose has the same illuminating quality. "Reason and flourishing were, I thought, two long thin wings, like those of osprey. I wanted uplift, possibility, and if flourishing had a preliminary step...

    In this book, we learn much about the nature of blindness, seeing-eye-dogs and its training, and about our author Stephen Kuusisto, yet in a larger frame we learn about compassion and connecting with others. The author is quick to share his self-realizations with us, ?My principle h...

    Oh my goodness, where do I begin? This is a lovely book. Kuusisto is a poet and his ability to choose just the right words makes for some beautiful passages. Coming of age in the 1950s and 60s his parents encouraged him to hide his blindness (he is not totally blind but his sight is ve...

    Stephen uses a guide dog, but didn't get one until later in life. His childhood was not happy. Mom was an alcoholic, his father disinterested. His blindness was not complete, and he was able to see shadows and read if material was up close. His parents chided him to not act disabled be...

    Poet and educator Stephen Kuusisto, who has a severe visual impairment, writes about how his life was changed for the better by a guide dog named Corky. When Kuusisto was growing up, his alcoholic mother insisted that he do everything he could to hide his blindness. As an adult he f...

    Stephen Kuusisto was born in the 1950's. He was also legally blind but his mother insisted that he "pass''as a sighted person. He attended public school, rode a bike and could read by holding the print up to his eyes. He became a professor in a small college town and navigated around b...

    This is a very open and honest look at the way Guide Dogs can change a life. Being the owner of a Guiding Eyes for the Blind release dog I loved reading the history of guide dogs and the training process for their success. Stephen Kuusisto's early life is beyond imagining. Living in bl...

    Having a guide dog opens up the world to the blind person...that is the story of this book about a man, Stephen, who gets a guide dog a little bit later in his life. Stephen gains a greater amount of freedom and confidence when having his dog by his side. He has new experiences, such a...

  • Jessica White
    Jan 09, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

    FIVE PAWS: Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet?s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador" has taken its spot as one of my all-time favorite dog books. Profoundly moving and beautifully written. ...

    This book was deeply touching. I enjoyed reading about how Corky came into Stephen?s life and the way she changed it for the better. A good read for all dog lovers. ...

    An informative and touching story, about service dogs, and how they help their owners gain independence. ...

    What an incredible story. The author has gone through tremendously difficult circumstances and yet his outlook is so uplifting. I enjoyed this book as a memoir but also as a dog lover. The bond between Corky and Stephen Kuusisto is not only beautiful but beautifully told. Well-written....

    So Stephen Kuusisto was born blind in one eye and soon lost vision in the other eye. For 38 years, Stephen pretended he could see. He pretended he was normal. He graduated, went to college, and became a professor, all while pretending he didn't have a disability. See when he was gro...

  • Ruthbc
    Mar 26, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

    FIVE PAWS: Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet?s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador" has taken its spot as one of my all-time favorite dog books. Profoundly moving and beautifully written. ...

    This book was deeply touching. I enjoyed reading about how Corky came into Stephen?s life and the way she changed it for the better. A good read for all dog lovers. ...

    An informative and touching story, about service dogs, and how they help their owners gain independence. ...

    What an incredible story. The author has gone through tremendously difficult circumstances and yet his outlook is so uplifting. I enjoyed this book as a memoir but also as a dog lover. The bond between Corky and Stephen Kuusisto is not only beautiful but beautifully told. Well-written....

    So Stephen Kuusisto was born blind in one eye and soon lost vision in the other eye. For 38 years, Stephen pretended he could see. He pretended he was normal. He graduated, went to college, and became a professor, all while pretending he didn't have a disability. See when he was gro...

    Interesting in that it tells the training one goes through to get a guide dog and later how people react to guide dogs and their handlers. ...

  • Amanda
    Mar 30, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

    FIVE PAWS: Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet?s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador" has taken its spot as one of my all-time favorite dog books. Profoundly moving and beautifully written. ...

    This book was deeply touching. I enjoyed reading about how Corky came into Stephen?s life and the way she changed it for the better. A good read for all dog lovers. ...

  • Emily Michael
    Mar 23, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

    FIVE PAWS: Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet?s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador" has taken its spot as one of my all-time favorite dog books. Profoundly moving and beautifully written. ...

    This book was deeply touching. I enjoyed reading about how Corky came into Stephen?s life and the way she changed it for the better. A good read for all dog lovers. ...

    An informative and touching story, about service dogs, and how they help their owners gain independence. ...

    What an incredible story. The author has gone through tremendously difficult circumstances and yet his outlook is so uplifting. I enjoyed this book as a memoir but also as a dog lover. The bond between Corky and Stephen Kuusisto is not only beautiful but beautifully told. Well-written....

    So Stephen Kuusisto was born blind in one eye and soon lost vision in the other eye. For 38 years, Stephen pretended he could see. He pretended he was normal. He graduated, went to college, and became a professor, all while pretending he didn't have a disability. See when he was gro...

    Interesting in that it tells the training one goes through to get a guide dog and later how people react to guide dogs and their handlers. ...

    The thing that I found absolutely amazing about this memoir is that the author was raised to not let anyone know that he was blind. How do you even do that? There is a very scary story about the time he rented a motor scooter and drove around the mountains in Santorini followi...

    This engaging memoir tells the story of the author's first guide dog, Corky, and gives an insider's view of an organization I've supported for the past twenty years: Guiding Eyes for the Blind (www.guidingeyes.org). The Guiding Eyes newsletter always features one owner and dog pair, an...

    The first thing I have to say is going into this, I did not know just how much I did not know about blindness and seeing eye dogs. I am so glad I picked this book up and learned that my small minded point of view was completely wrong. Stephen Kuusisto is an amazing writer who takes...

    I loved this book. Kuusisto takes readers on a journey from isolation and unemployment as a blind man to self-advocacy and inclusion, thanks largely to his first guide dog Corky. It's an important book, fast-reading, informative, and beautiful, and readers will have a newfound apprecia...

    The way that this book was written was very foreign to me - I do not really read a whole lot of poetry so this would explain why. I think that disabilities are something that few people truly will ever be fully accepting of and I love that this book addresses this from the perspective ...

    What an amazing, poetic, and enchanting tale! Someone called this a "love letter to guide dogs everywhere" and that it is. Born blind, Stephen Kuusisto was taught to hide his blindness, because his parents feared the discrimination that disabilities often brought forth. Then, at a ...

    This is a real life story of broken to whole. The author is a poet by profession, but his prose has the same illuminating quality. "Reason and flourishing were, I thought, two long thin wings, like those of osprey. I wanted uplift, possibility, and if flourishing had a preliminary step...

    In this book, we learn much about the nature of blindness, seeing-eye-dogs and its training, and about our author Stephen Kuusisto, yet in a larger frame we learn about compassion and connecting with others. The author is quick to share his self-realizations with us, ?My principle h...

    Oh my goodness, where do I begin? This is a lovely book. Kuusisto is a poet and his ability to choose just the right words makes for some beautiful passages. Coming of age in the 1950s and 60s his parents encouraged him to hide his blindness (he is not totally blind but his sight is ve...

    Stephen uses a guide dog, but didn't get one until later in life. His childhood was not happy. Mom was an alcoholic, his father disinterested. His blindness was not complete, and he was able to see shadows and read if material was up close. His parents chided him to not act disabled be...

    Poet and educator Stephen Kuusisto, who has a severe visual impairment, writes about how his life was changed for the better by a guide dog named Corky. When Kuusisto was growing up, his alcoholic mother insisted that he do everything he could to hide his blindness. As an adult he f...

    Stephen Kuusisto was born in the 1950's. He was also legally blind but his mother insisted that he "pass''as a sighted person. He attended public school, rode a bike and could read by holding the print up to his eyes. He became a professor in a small college town and navigated around b...

    This is a very open and honest look at the way Guide Dogs can change a life. Being the owner of a Guiding Eyes for the Blind release dog I loved reading the history of guide dogs and the training process for their success. Stephen Kuusisto's early life is beyond imagining. Living in bl...

    Having a guide dog opens up the world to the blind person...that is the story of this book about a man, Stephen, who gets a guide dog a little bit later in his life. Stephen gains a greater amount of freedom and confidence when having his dog by his side. He has new experiences, such a...

    The author, Stephen Kuusisto, was born legally blind but his mother sought to raise him without accommodations. He became a poet and educator, learning to adapt to his disability. It wasn't until he was unemployed at the age of 38 that he sought out a seeing-eye dog. Stephen tells his ...

    This is an excellent book! Have Dog, Will Travel provides a brief glimpse into the world of guide dogs through the perspective of the author, a blind man, as he is introduced to his first dog, Corky. It?s a short read and dispels several myths about how guide dogs perform their dutie...

    This book started slow, but then picked up speed (and quality) as I read more. It?s a lovely story written by a beautiful writer. It?s about how his world widened and he became more fully alive because of his ?seeing eyes? dog Corky. It?s another perfect example of the power ...

    There are not enough stars for this book! By turns practical and beautifully romantic, Have Dog, Will Travel is a nuanced and resonant tribute to Steve Kuusisto's first guide dog, Corky. This book not only touches the guide dog community but anyone who has ever found hope and love in a...

  • Bridget Shepherd
    Jul 18, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

    FIVE PAWS: Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet?s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador" has taken its spot as one of my all-time favorite dog books. Profoundly moving and beautifully written. ...

    This book was deeply touching. I enjoyed reading about how Corky came into Stephen?s life and the way she changed it for the better. A good read for all dog lovers. ...

    An informative and touching story, about service dogs, and how they help their owners gain independence. ...

    What an incredible story. The author has gone through tremendously difficult circumstances and yet his outlook is so uplifting. I enjoyed this book as a memoir but also as a dog lover. The bond between Corky and Stephen Kuusisto is not only beautiful but beautifully told. Well-written....

    So Stephen Kuusisto was born blind in one eye and soon lost vision in the other eye. For 38 years, Stephen pretended he could see. He pretended he was normal. He graduated, went to college, and became a professor, all while pretending he didn't have a disability. See when he was gro...

    Interesting in that it tells the training one goes through to get a guide dog and later how people react to guide dogs and their handlers. ...

    The thing that I found absolutely amazing about this memoir is that the author was raised to not let anyone know that he was blind. How do you even do that? There is a very scary story about the time he rented a motor scooter and drove around the mountains in Santorini followi...

    This engaging memoir tells the story of the author's first guide dog, Corky, and gives an insider's view of an organization I've supported for the past twenty years: Guiding Eyes for the Blind (www.guidingeyes.org). The Guiding Eyes newsletter always features one owner and dog pair, an...

    The first thing I have to say is going into this, I did not know just how much I did not know about blindness and seeing eye dogs. I am so glad I picked this book up and learned that my small minded point of view was completely wrong. Stephen Kuusisto is an amazing writer who takes...

    I loved this book. Kuusisto takes readers on a journey from isolation and unemployment as a blind man to self-advocacy and inclusion, thanks largely to his first guide dog Corky. It's an important book, fast-reading, informative, and beautiful, and readers will have a newfound apprecia...

    The way that this book was written was very foreign to me - I do not really read a whole lot of poetry so this would explain why. I think that disabilities are something that few people truly will ever be fully accepting of and I love that this book addresses this from the perspective ...

  • Karen Wingate
    Jun 16, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

  • Marilee Steffen
    Aug 05, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

    FIVE PAWS: Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet?s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador" has taken its spot as one of my all-time favorite dog books. Profoundly moving and beautifully written. ...

    This book was deeply touching. I enjoyed reading about how Corky came into Stephen?s life and the way she changed it for the better. A good read for all dog lovers. ...

    An informative and touching story, about service dogs, and how they help their owners gain independence. ...

    What an incredible story. The author has gone through tremendously difficult circumstances and yet his outlook is so uplifting. I enjoyed this book as a memoir but also as a dog lover. The bond between Corky and Stephen Kuusisto is not only beautiful but beautifully told. Well-written....

    So Stephen Kuusisto was born blind in one eye and soon lost vision in the other eye. For 38 years, Stephen pretended he could see. He pretended he was normal. He graduated, went to college, and became a professor, all while pretending he didn't have a disability. See when he was gro...

    Interesting in that it tells the training one goes through to get a guide dog and later how people react to guide dogs and their handlers. ...

    The thing that I found absolutely amazing about this memoir is that the author was raised to not let anyone know that he was blind. How do you even do that? There is a very scary story about the time he rented a motor scooter and drove around the mountains in Santorini followi...

    This engaging memoir tells the story of the author's first guide dog, Corky, and gives an insider's view of an organization I've supported for the past twenty years: Guiding Eyes for the Blind (www.guidingeyes.org). The Guiding Eyes newsletter always features one owner and dog pair, an...

    The first thing I have to say is going into this, I did not know just how much I did not know about blindness and seeing eye dogs. I am so glad I picked this book up and learned that my small minded point of view was completely wrong. Stephen Kuusisto is an amazing writer who takes...

    I loved this book. Kuusisto takes readers on a journey from isolation and unemployment as a blind man to self-advocacy and inclusion, thanks largely to his first guide dog Corky. It's an important book, fast-reading, informative, and beautiful, and readers will have a newfound apprecia...

    The way that this book was written was very foreign to me - I do not really read a whole lot of poetry so this would explain why. I think that disabilities are something that few people truly will ever be fully accepting of and I love that this book addresses this from the perspective ...

    What an amazing, poetic, and enchanting tale! Someone called this a "love letter to guide dogs everywhere" and that it is. Born blind, Stephen Kuusisto was taught to hide his blindness, because his parents feared the discrimination that disabilities often brought forth. Then, at a ...

    This is a real life story of broken to whole. The author is a poet by profession, but his prose has the same illuminating quality. "Reason and flourishing were, I thought, two long thin wings, like those of osprey. I wanted uplift, possibility, and if flourishing had a preliminary step...

    In this book, we learn much about the nature of blindness, seeing-eye-dogs and its training, and about our author Stephen Kuusisto, yet in a larger frame we learn about compassion and connecting with others. The author is quick to share his self-realizations with us, ?My principle h...

    Oh my goodness, where do I begin? This is a lovely book. Kuusisto is a poet and his ability to choose just the right words makes for some beautiful passages. Coming of age in the 1950s and 60s his parents encouraged him to hide his blindness (he is not totally blind but his sight is ve...

    Stephen uses a guide dog, but didn't get one until later in life. His childhood was not happy. Mom was an alcoholic, his father disinterested. His blindness was not complete, and he was able to see shadows and read if material was up close. His parents chided him to not act disabled be...

    Poet and educator Stephen Kuusisto, who has a severe visual impairment, writes about how his life was changed for the better by a guide dog named Corky. When Kuusisto was growing up, his alcoholic mother insisted that he do everything he could to hide his blindness. As an adult he f...

    Stephen Kuusisto was born in the 1950's. He was also legally blind but his mother insisted that he "pass''as a sighted person. He attended public school, rode a bike and could read by holding the print up to his eyes. He became a professor in a small college town and navigated around b...

  • Sue Ronnenkamp
    May 12, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

    FIVE PAWS: Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet?s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador" has taken its spot as one of my all-time favorite dog books. Profoundly moving and beautifully written. ...

    This book was deeply touching. I enjoyed reading about how Corky came into Stephen?s life and the way she changed it for the better. A good read for all dog lovers. ...

    An informative and touching story, about service dogs, and how they help their owners gain independence. ...

    What an incredible story. The author has gone through tremendously difficult circumstances and yet his outlook is so uplifting. I enjoyed this book as a memoir but also as a dog lover. The bond between Corky and Stephen Kuusisto is not only beautiful but beautifully told. Well-written....

    So Stephen Kuusisto was born blind in one eye and soon lost vision in the other eye. For 38 years, Stephen pretended he could see. He pretended he was normal. He graduated, went to college, and became a professor, all while pretending he didn't have a disability. See when he was gro...

    Interesting in that it tells the training one goes through to get a guide dog and later how people react to guide dogs and their handlers. ...

    The thing that I found absolutely amazing about this memoir is that the author was raised to not let anyone know that he was blind. How do you even do that? There is a very scary story about the time he rented a motor scooter and drove around the mountains in Santorini followi...

    This engaging memoir tells the story of the author's first guide dog, Corky, and gives an insider's view of an organization I've supported for the past twenty years: Guiding Eyes for the Blind (www.guidingeyes.org). The Guiding Eyes newsletter always features one owner and dog pair, an...

    The first thing I have to say is going into this, I did not know just how much I did not know about blindness and seeing eye dogs. I am so glad I picked this book up and learned that my small minded point of view was completely wrong. Stephen Kuusisto is an amazing writer who takes...

    I loved this book. Kuusisto takes readers on a journey from isolation and unemployment as a blind man to self-advocacy and inclusion, thanks largely to his first guide dog Corky. It's an important book, fast-reading, informative, and beautiful, and readers will have a newfound apprecia...

    The way that this book was written was very foreign to me - I do not really read a whole lot of poetry so this would explain why. I think that disabilities are something that few people truly will ever be fully accepting of and I love that this book addresses this from the perspective ...

    What an amazing, poetic, and enchanting tale! Someone called this a "love letter to guide dogs everywhere" and that it is. Born blind, Stephen Kuusisto was taught to hide his blindness, because his parents feared the discrimination that disabilities often brought forth. Then, at a ...

    This is a real life story of broken to whole. The author is a poet by profession, but his prose has the same illuminating quality. "Reason and flourishing were, I thought, two long thin wings, like those of osprey. I wanted uplift, possibility, and if flourishing had a preliminary step...

    In this book, we learn much about the nature of blindness, seeing-eye-dogs and its training, and about our author Stephen Kuusisto, yet in a larger frame we learn about compassion and connecting with others. The author is quick to share his self-realizations with us, ?My principle h...

    Oh my goodness, where do I begin? This is a lovely book. Kuusisto is a poet and his ability to choose just the right words makes for some beautiful passages. Coming of age in the 1950s and 60s his parents encouraged him to hide his blindness (he is not totally blind but his sight is ve...

    Stephen uses a guide dog, but didn't get one until later in life. His childhood was not happy. Mom was an alcoholic, his father disinterested. His blindness was not complete, and he was able to see shadows and read if material was up close. His parents chided him to not act disabled be...

    Poet and educator Stephen Kuusisto, who has a severe visual impairment, writes about how his life was changed for the better by a guide dog named Corky. When Kuusisto was growing up, his alcoholic mother insisted that he do everything he could to hide his blindness. As an adult he f...

    Stephen Kuusisto was born in the 1950's. He was also legally blind but his mother insisted that he "pass''as a sighted person. He attended public school, rode a bike and could read by holding the print up to his eyes. He became a professor in a small college town and navigated around b...

    This is a very open and honest look at the way Guide Dogs can change a life. Being the owner of a Guiding Eyes for the Blind release dog I loved reading the history of guide dogs and the training process for their success. Stephen Kuusisto's early life is beyond imagining. Living in bl...

    Having a guide dog opens up the world to the blind person...that is the story of this book about a man, Stephen, who gets a guide dog a little bit later in his life. Stephen gains a greater amount of freedom and confidence when having his dog by his side. He has new experiences, such a...

    The author, Stephen Kuusisto, was born legally blind but his mother sought to raise him without accommodations. He became a poet and educator, learning to adapt to his disability. It wasn't until he was unemployed at the age of 38 that he sought out a seeing-eye dog. Stephen tells his ...

    This is an excellent book! Have Dog, Will Travel provides a brief glimpse into the world of guide dogs through the perspective of the author, a blind man, as he is introduced to his first dog, Corky. It?s a short read and dispels several myths about how guide dogs perform their dutie...

    This book started slow, but then picked up speed (and quality) as I read more. It?s a lovely story written by a beautiful writer. It?s about how his world widened and he became more fully alive because of his ?seeing eyes? dog Corky. It?s another perfect example of the power ...

  • Esther
    Apr 27, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

    FIVE PAWS: Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet?s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador" has taken its spot as one of my all-time favorite dog books. Profoundly moving and beautifully written. ...

    This book was deeply touching. I enjoyed reading about how Corky came into Stephen?s life and the way she changed it for the better. A good read for all dog lovers. ...

    An informative and touching story, about service dogs, and how they help their owners gain independence. ...

  • Janice
    Mar 10, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

    FIVE PAWS: Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet?s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador" has taken its spot as one of my all-time favorite dog books. Profoundly moving and beautifully written. ...

    This book was deeply touching. I enjoyed reading about how Corky came into Stephen?s life and the way she changed it for the better. A good read for all dog lovers. ...

    An informative and touching story, about service dogs, and how they help their owners gain independence. ...

    What an incredible story. The author has gone through tremendously difficult circumstances and yet his outlook is so uplifting. I enjoyed this book as a memoir but also as a dog lover. The bond between Corky and Stephen Kuusisto is not only beautiful but beautifully told. Well-written....

  • Nick Aaron
    Mar 22, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

  • Carol
    Apr 02, 2018

    Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto is an incredibly touching love song to dogs ? not just guide dogs as a means for a person to be enabled, to experience so much more freedom, but simply the ever loving nature of these wonderful creatures and how they can transform a person'...

    I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review. I was healing from a wounding failure to love my blindness. The author, Stephen Kuusisto, grew up hiding the fact that he was blind. It was not something easily hidden, but it was more a lack of acknowled...

    This memoir is beautifully written. Being blind is not sad. Apart from all else, Stephen Kuusisto preaches this by example: when you?re a talented poet and you?re capable of writing in such an undramatic yet compelling voice, you have no reason to be sad. And the stories about Cor...

    4 1/2 I want to give this a 5 but the end lost me in a bit too much philosophy. I don't think I've gotten there in life, maybe I never will. Still the first 80% was very good, great at many points, thought provoking, humorous, life changing (for him), and bit of thought on life and li...

    Have Dog, Will Travel is the poignant memoir of a visually impaired man's path to freedom through the harness of a sighted guide dog. At times, literary bordering on on poetic, and at other times, packed with historical information. the author takes the reader through his early decisio...

    FIVE PAWS: Stephen Kuusisto's "Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet?s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador" has taken its spot as one of my all-time favorite dog books. Profoundly moving and beautifully written. ...

    This book was deeply touching. I enjoyed reading about how Corky came into Stephen?s life and the way she changed it for the better. A good read for all dog lovers. ...

    An informative and touching story, about service dogs, and how they help their owners gain independence. ...

    What an incredible story. The author has gone through tremendously difficult circumstances and yet his outlook is so uplifting. I enjoyed this book as a memoir but also as a dog lover. The bond between Corky and Stephen Kuusisto is not only beautiful but beautifully told. Well-written....

    So Stephen Kuusisto was born blind in one eye and soon lost vision in the other eye. For 38 years, Stephen pretended he could see. He pretended he was normal. He graduated, went to college, and became a professor, all while pretending he didn't have a disability. See when he was gro...

    Interesting in that it tells the training one goes through to get a guide dog and later how people react to guide dogs and their handlers. ...

    The thing that I found absolutely amazing about this memoir is that the author was raised to not let anyone know that he was blind. How do you even do that? There is a very scary story about the time he rented a motor scooter and drove around the mountains in Santorini followi...

    This engaging memoir tells the story of the author's first guide dog, Corky, and gives an insider's view of an organization I've supported for the past twenty years: Guiding Eyes for the Blind (www.guidingeyes.org). The Guiding Eyes newsletter always features one owner and dog pair, an...

    The first thing I have to say is going into this, I did not know just how much I did not know about blindness and seeing eye dogs. I am so glad I picked this book up and learned that my small minded point of view was completely wrong. Stephen Kuusisto is an amazing writer who takes...

    I loved this book. Kuusisto takes readers on a journey from isolation and unemployment as a blind man to self-advocacy and inclusion, thanks largely to his first guide dog Corky. It's an important book, fast-reading, informative, and beautiful, and readers will have a newfound apprecia...

    The way that this book was written was very foreign to me - I do not really read a whole lot of poetry so this would explain why. I think that disabilities are something that few people truly will ever be fully accepting of and I love that this book addresses this from the perspective ...

    What an amazing, poetic, and enchanting tale! Someone called this a "love letter to guide dogs everywhere" and that it is. Born blind, Stephen Kuusisto was taught to hide his blindness, because his parents feared the discrimination that disabilities often brought forth. Then, at a ...

    This is a real life story of broken to whole. The author is a poet by profession, but his prose has the same illuminating quality. "Reason and flourishing were, I thought, two long thin wings, like those of osprey. I wanted uplift, possibility, and if flourishing had a preliminary step...