Have Dog, Will Travel

Have Dog, Will Travel copy

Photo description; Yellow Labrador guide dog against black background. Text: Have Dog, Will Travel, by Stephen Kuusisto, memoir scheduled for release Spring 2018 (Simon & Schuster) #HaveDogWiillTravel #WhatADogCando

I’m pleased to announce that Rachel Zubal Ruggieri is the winner of the online contest to name my new memoir. “Have Dog, Will Travel” which will be published by Simon & Schuster in March of 2018. Rachel will receive two free copies of the book and her name will appear in the acknowledgements. Thanks Rachel!

Of the book, Simon & Schuster writes:

HAVE DOG, WILL TRAVEL
By Stephen Kuusisto

This original memoir of a blind poet who gets his first guide dog is a testament to the power of teamwork and a lyrical love letter to guide dogs everywhere. At the age of 38, Stephen Kuusisto–who has managed his whole life without one–gets his first guide dog. They embark on an intimate relationship of movement, mutual self-interest, and wanderlust. Walking with Corky in Manhattan for the first time, Steve discovers he’s “living the chaos of joy—you’re in love with your surroundings, loving a barefoot mind, wild to go anyplace.” Profound and unforgettable, this is the story of a spiritual journey, discovering that joy with a guide dog is both a method and a state of mind.