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

  • Andrea
    Mar 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    At the age of thirty-eight, Stephen gets his first guide dog. He was born legally blind in the 1950's and was taught to suppress his disability. While attending public school, he read with the books right next to his eyes. This is the true journey of a man and his dog. Stephen often qu...

    I really enjoyed this book. Stephen Kuusisto details his life with his Guide dog, Corky a beautiful yellow lab. He was always legally blind but didn't get his guide until he was 38. He gives a brief history of seeing eye dogs and the laws regarding service animals. He also gives helpfu...

    Touching This book was so touching. The author conveys his journey in an elegant and matter of fact manner. I have such an appreciation for guide dogs now and the freedom,love and devotion they offer. ...

    I thought this book was pretty good. I learned a lot about guide dog training and how people react to seeing someone with a guide dog. It is a very short book, only 232 pages. I loved Corky, his guide dog! (Gerard's review) ...

    Stephen and Corky, Corky and Stephen - their partnership gave Stephen the courage to live more fully, take risks, and view life with laughter and at times as a Buddhist. I highly recommend this delightful and honest memoir! ...

    The author retells the hardships he has faced during his life and how life got easier after acquiring a seeing-eye dog. He also shows how few people understand the rights blind people and their dogs have. ...

    2.5 ...

    Beautifully written Any one who loves dogs will learn a lot from this book. Stephen Kuusisto?s journey with his guide dog gives the reader insights in to the life of a blind person ...

    Having read Planet of the blind I was happy to meet up again with Stephen Kuusisto in this book about his experience with getting a seeing eye dog. Very touching book. ...

    A lyrical, wonderful memoir about claiming disability and the amazing love between a guide dog and her human. Highly recommend! ...

  • Karen & Gerard
    Mar 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    At the age of thirty-eight, Stephen gets his first guide dog. He was born legally blind in the 1950's and was taught to suppress his disability. While attending public school, he read with the books right next to his eyes. This is the true journey of a man and his dog. Stephen often qu...

    I really enjoyed this book. Stephen Kuusisto details his life with his Guide dog, Corky a beautiful yellow lab. He was always legally blind but didn't get his guide until he was 38. He gives a brief history of seeing eye dogs and the laws regarding service animals. He also gives helpfu...

    Touching This book was so touching. The author conveys his journey in an elegant and matter of fact manner. I have such an appreciation for guide dogs now and the freedom,love and devotion they offer. ...

    I thought this book was pretty good. I learned a lot about guide dog training and how people react to seeing someone with a guide dog. It is a very short book, only 232 pages. I loved Corky, his guide dog! (Gerard's review) ...

  • 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...

    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...

  • Ann
    Oct 04, 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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    At the age of thirty-eight, Stephen gets his first guide dog. He was born legally blind in the 1950's and was taught to suppress his disability. While attending public school, he read with the books right next to his eyes. This is the true journey of a man and his dog. Stephen often qu...

    I really enjoyed this book. Stephen Kuusisto details his life with his Guide dog, Corky a beautiful yellow lab. He was always legally blind but didn't get his guide until he was 38. He gives a brief history of seeing eye dogs and the laws regarding service animals. He also gives helpfu...

  • Hapzydeco
    Mar 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    At the age of thirty-eight, Stephen gets his first guide dog. He was born legally blind in the 1950's and was taught to suppress his disability. While attending public school, he read with the books right next to his eyes. This is the true journey of a man and his dog. Stephen often qu...

    I really enjoyed this book. Stephen Kuusisto details his life with his Guide dog, Corky a beautiful yellow lab. He was always legally blind but didn't get his guide until he was 38. He gives a brief history of seeing eye dogs and the laws regarding service animals. He also gives helpfu...

    Touching This book was so touching. The author conveys his journey in an elegant and matter of fact manner. I have such an appreciation for guide dogs now and the freedom,love and devotion they offer. ...

    I thought this book was pretty good. I learned a lot about guide dog training and how people react to seeing someone with a guide dog. It is a very short book, only 232 pages. I loved Corky, his guide dog! (Gerard's review) ...

    Stephen and Corky, Corky and Stephen - their partnership gave Stephen the courage to live more fully, take risks, and view life with laughter and at times as a Buddhist. I highly recommend this delightful and honest memoir! ...

    The author retells the hardships he has faced during his life and how life got easier after acquiring a seeing-eye dog. He also shows how few people understand the rights blind people and their dogs have. ...

    2.5 ...

    Beautifully written Any one who loves dogs will learn a lot from this book. Stephen Kuusisto?s journey with his guide dog gives the reader insights in to the life of a blind person ...

    Having read Planet of the blind I was happy to meet up again with Stephen Kuusisto in this book about his experience with getting a seeing eye dog. Very touching book. ...

    A lyrical, wonderful memoir about claiming disability and the amazing love between a guide dog and her human. Highly recommend! ...

    Love! Love! Love! A beautiful story of a man learning to live with his first guide dog. ...

    Steve Kuusisto is a superb writer. In this novella, Steve, the poet, has composed a song to his first guide dog, Corky. ...

  • 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...

    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 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...

  • 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...

    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 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...

    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 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...

    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...

  • Any Length
    Apr 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    At the age of thirty-eight, Stephen gets his first guide dog. He was born legally blind in the 1950's and was taught to suppress his disability. While attending public school, he read with the books right next to his eyes. This is the true journey of a man and his dog. Stephen often qu...

    I really enjoyed this book. Stephen Kuusisto details his life with his Guide dog, Corky a beautiful yellow lab. He was always legally blind but didn't get his guide until he was 38. He gives a brief history of seeing eye dogs and the laws regarding service animals. He also gives helpfu...

    Touching This book was so touching. The author conveys his journey in an elegant and matter of fact manner. I have such an appreciation for guide dogs now and the freedom,love and devotion they offer. ...

    I thought this book was pretty good. I learned a lot about guide dog training and how people react to seeing someone with a guide dog. It is a very short book, only 232 pages. I loved Corky, his guide dog! (Gerard's review) ...

    Stephen and Corky, Corky and Stephen - their partnership gave Stephen the courage to live more fully, take risks, and view life with laughter and at times as a Buddhist. I highly recommend this delightful and honest memoir! ...

    The author retells the hardships he has faced during his life and how life got easier after acquiring a seeing-eye dog. He also shows how few people understand the rights blind people and their dogs have. ...

    2.5 ...

    Beautifully written Any one who loves dogs will learn a lot from this book. Stephen Kuusisto?s journey with his guide dog gives the reader insights in to the life of a blind person ...

    Having read Planet of the blind I was happy to meet up again with Stephen Kuusisto in this book about his experience with getting a seeing eye dog. Very touching book. ...

  • 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...

    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 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...

    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 ...

  • Jeimy
    May 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    At the age of thirty-eight, Stephen gets his first guide dog. He was born legally blind in the 1950's and was taught to suppress his disability. While attending public school, he read with the books right next to his eyes. This is the true journey of a man and his dog. Stephen often qu...

    I really enjoyed this book. Stephen Kuusisto details his life with his Guide dog, Corky a beautiful yellow lab. He was always legally blind but didn't get his guide until he was 38. He gives a brief history of seeing eye dogs and the laws regarding service animals. He also gives helpfu...

    Touching This book was so touching. The author conveys his journey in an elegant and matter of fact manner. I have such an appreciation for guide dogs now and the freedom,love and devotion they offer. ...

    I thought this book was pretty good. I learned a lot about guide dog training and how people react to seeing someone with a guide dog. It is a very short book, only 232 pages. I loved Corky, his guide dog! (Gerard's review) ...

    Stephen and Corky, Corky and Stephen - their partnership gave Stephen the courage to live more fully, take risks, and view life with laughter and at times as a Buddhist. I highly recommend this delightful and honest memoir! ...

    The author retells the hardships he has faced during his life and how life got easier after acquiring a seeing-eye dog. He also shows how few people understand the rights blind people and their dogs have. ...

  • 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • 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'...

  • Joan
    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    At the age of thirty-eight, Stephen gets his first guide dog. He was born legally blind in the 1950's and was taught to suppress his disability. While attending public school, he read with the books right next to his eyes. This is the true journey of a man and his dog. Stephen often qu...

    I really enjoyed this book. Stephen Kuusisto details his life with his Guide dog, Corky a beautiful yellow lab. He was always legally blind but didn't get his guide until he was 38. He gives a brief history of seeing eye dogs and the laws regarding service animals. He also gives helpfu...

    Touching This book was so touching. The author conveys his journey in an elegant and matter of fact manner. I have such an appreciation for guide dogs now and the freedom,love and devotion they offer. ...

  • Debbie
    May 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    At the age of thirty-eight, Stephen gets his first guide dog. He was born legally blind in the 1950's and was taught to suppress his disability. While attending public school, he read with the books right next to his eyes. This is the true journey of a man and his dog. Stephen often qu...

  • 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...

    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...

  • Logan
    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    At the age of thirty-eight, Stephen gets his first guide dog. He was born legally blind in the 1950's and was taught to suppress his disability. While attending public school, he read with the books right next to his eyes. This is the true journey of a man and his dog. Stephen often qu...

    I really enjoyed this book. Stephen Kuusisto details his life with his Guide dog, Corky a beautiful yellow lab. He was always legally blind but didn't get his guide until he was 38. He gives a brief history of seeing eye dogs and the laws regarding service animals. He also gives helpfu...

    Touching This book was so touching. The author conveys his journey in an elegant and matter of fact manner. I have such an appreciation for guide dogs now and the freedom,love and devotion they offer. ...

    I thought this book was pretty good. I learned a lot about guide dog training and how people react to seeing someone with a guide dog. It is a very short book, only 232 pages. I loved Corky, his guide dog! (Gerard's review) ...

    Stephen and Corky, Corky and Stephen - their partnership gave Stephen the courage to live more fully, take risks, and view life with laughter and at times as a Buddhist. I highly recommend this delightful and honest memoir! ...

    The author retells the hardships he has faced during his life and how life got easier after acquiring a seeing-eye dog. He also shows how few people understand the rights blind people and their dogs have. ...

    2.5 ...

    Beautifully written Any one who loves dogs will learn a lot from this book. Stephen Kuusisto?s journey with his guide dog gives the reader insights in to the life of a blind person ...

    Having read Planet of the blind I was happy to meet up again with Stephen Kuusisto in this book about his experience with getting a seeing eye dog. Very touching book. ...

    A lyrical, wonderful memoir about claiming disability and the amazing love between a guide dog and her human. Highly recommend! ...

    Love! Love! Love! A beautiful story of a man learning to live with his first guide dog. ...

    Steve Kuusisto is a superb writer. In this novella, Steve, the poet, has composed a song to his first guide dog, Corky. ...

    Recommend if seeking insight into history and transformative experience of working with guide dogs. Charming, touching, easy read. ...

  • 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...

    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. ...

  • Wendy Hellwig
    May 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    At the age of thirty-eight, Stephen gets his first guide dog. He was born legally blind in the 1950's and was taught to suppress his disability. While attending public school, he read with the books right next to his eyes. This is the true journey of a man and his dog. Stephen often qu...

    I really enjoyed this book. Stephen Kuusisto details his life with his Guide dog, Corky a beautiful yellow lab. He was always legally blind but didn't get his guide until he was 38. He gives a brief history of seeing eye dogs and the laws regarding service animals. He also gives helpfu...

    Touching This book was so touching. The author conveys his journey in an elegant and matter of fact manner. I have such an appreciation for guide dogs now and the freedom,love and devotion they offer. ...

    I thought this book was pretty good. I learned a lot about guide dog training and how people react to seeing someone with a guide dog. It is a very short book, only 232 pages. I loved Corky, his guide dog! (Gerard's review) ...

    Stephen and Corky, Corky and Stephen - their partnership gave Stephen the courage to live more fully, take risks, and view life with laughter and at times as a Buddhist. I highly recommend this delightful and honest memoir! ...

    The author retells the hardships he has faced during his life and how life got easier after acquiring a seeing-eye dog. He also shows how few people understand the rights blind people and their dogs have. ...

    2.5 ...

    Beautifully written Any one who loves dogs will learn a lot from this book. Stephen Kuusisto?s journey with his guide dog gives the reader insights in to the life of a blind person ...

    Having read Planet of the blind I was happy to meet up again with Stephen Kuusisto in this book about his experience with getting a seeing eye dog. Very touching book. ...

    A lyrical, wonderful memoir about claiming disability and the amazing love between a guide dog and her human. Highly recommend! ...

    Love! Love! Love! A beautiful story of a man learning to live with his first guide dog. ...

    Steve Kuusisto is a superb writer. In this novella, Steve, the poet, has composed a song to his first guide dog, Corky. ...

    Recommend if seeking insight into history and transformative experience of working with guide dogs. Charming, touching, easy read. ...

    Enjoyed this book -- informational and inspiring, written in a very personal inviting style -- with poetic nuances. ...

  • 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...

    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. ...

  • Thomas E. Leavitt
    May 07, 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    At the age of thirty-eight, Stephen gets his first guide dog. He was born legally blind in the 1950's and was taught to suppress his disability. While attending public school, he read with the books right next to his eyes. This is the true journey of a man and his dog. Stephen often qu...

    I really enjoyed this book. Stephen Kuusisto details his life with his Guide dog, Corky a beautiful yellow lab. He was always legally blind but didn't get his guide until he was 38. He gives a brief history of seeing eye dogs and the laws regarding service animals. He also gives helpfu...

    Touching This book was so touching. The author conveys his journey in an elegant and matter of fact manner. I have such an appreciation for guide dogs now and the freedom,love and devotion they offer. ...

    I thought this book was pretty good. I learned a lot about guide dog training and how people react to seeing someone with a guide dog. It is a very short book, only 232 pages. I loved Corky, his guide dog! (Gerard's review) ...

    Stephen and Corky, Corky and Stephen - their partnership gave Stephen the courage to live more fully, take risks, and view life with laughter and at times as a Buddhist. I highly recommend this delightful and honest memoir! ...

    The author retells the hardships he has faced during his life and how life got easier after acquiring a seeing-eye dog. He also shows how few people understand the rights blind people and their dogs have. ...

    2.5 ...

    Beautifully written Any one who loves dogs will learn a lot from this book. Stephen Kuusisto?s journey with his guide dog gives the reader insights in to the life of a blind person ...

  • 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Barbara Newell
    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    At the age of thirty-eight, Stephen gets his first guide dog. He was born legally blind in the 1950's and was taught to suppress his disability. While attending public school, he read with the books right next to his eyes. This is the true journey of a man and his dog. Stephen often qu...

    I really enjoyed this book. Stephen Kuusisto details his life with his Guide dog, Corky a beautiful yellow lab. He was always legally blind but didn't get his guide until he was 38. He gives a brief history of seeing eye dogs and the laws regarding service animals. He also gives helpfu...

    Touching This book was so touching. The author conveys his journey in an elegant and matter of fact manner. I have such an appreciation for guide dogs now and the freedom,love and devotion they offer. ...

    I thought this book was pretty good. I learned a lot about guide dog training and how people react to seeing someone with a guide dog. It is a very short book, only 232 pages. I loved Corky, his guide dog! (Gerard's review) ...

    Stephen and Corky, Corky and Stephen - their partnership gave Stephen the courage to live more fully, take risks, and view life with laughter and at times as a Buddhist. I highly recommend this delightful and honest memoir! ...

    The author retells the hardships he has faced during his life and how life got easier after acquiring a seeing-eye dog. He also shows how few people understand the rights blind people and their dogs have. ...

    2.5 ...

  • Lisa Francine
    Mar 24, 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    At the age of thirty-eight, Stephen gets his first guide dog. He was born legally blind in the 1950's and was taught to suppress his disability. While attending public school, he read with the books right next to his eyes. This is the true journey of a man and his dog. Stephen often qu...

    I really enjoyed this book. Stephen Kuusisto details his life with his Guide dog, Corky a beautiful yellow lab. He was always legally blind but didn't get his guide until he was 38. He gives a brief history of seeing eye dogs and the laws regarding service animals. He also gives helpfu...

    Touching This book was so touching. The author conveys his journey in an elegant and matter of fact manner. I have such an appreciation for guide dogs now and the freedom,love and devotion they offer. ...

    I thought this book was pretty good. I learned a lot about guide dog training and how people react to seeing someone with a guide dog. It is a very short book, only 232 pages. I loved Corky, his guide dog! (Gerard's review) ...

    Stephen and Corky, Corky and Stephen - their partnership gave Stephen the courage to live more fully, take risks, and view life with laughter and at times as a Buddhist. I highly recommend this delightful and honest memoir! ...

  • Megan Rang
    Apr 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    At the age of thirty-eight, Stephen gets his first guide dog. He was born legally blind in the 1950's and was taught to suppress his disability. While attending public school, he read with the books right next to his eyes. This is the true journey of a man and his dog. Stephen often qu...

    I really enjoyed this book. Stephen Kuusisto details his life with his Guide dog, Corky a beautiful yellow lab. He was always legally blind but didn't get his guide until he was 38. He gives a brief history of seeing eye dogs and the laws regarding service animals. He also gives helpfu...

    Touching This book was so touching. The author conveys his journey in an elegant and matter of fact manner. I have such an appreciation for guide dogs now and the freedom,love and devotion they offer. ...

    I thought this book was pretty good. I learned a lot about guide dog training and how people react to seeing someone with a guide dog. It is a very short book, only 232 pages. I loved Corky, his guide dog! (Gerard's review) ...

    Stephen and Corky, Corky and Stephen - their partnership gave Stephen the courage to live more fully, take risks, and view life with laughter and at times as a Buddhist. I highly recommend this delightful and honest memoir! ...

    The author retells the hardships he has faced during his life and how life got easier after acquiring a seeing-eye dog. He also shows how few people understand the rights blind people and their dogs have. ...

    2.5 ...

    Beautifully written Any one who loves dogs will learn a lot from this book. Stephen Kuusisto?s journey with his guide dog gives the reader insights in to the life of a blind person ...

    Having read Planet of the blind I was happy to meet up again with Stephen Kuusisto in this book about his experience with getting a seeing eye dog. Very touching book. ...

    A lyrical, wonderful memoir about claiming disability and the amazing love between a guide dog and her human. Highly recommend! ...

    Love! Love! Love! A beautiful story of a man learning to live with his first guide dog. ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...