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Thunder Dog

Author: Michael Hingson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1400203252
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Faith. Trust. Triumph. “I’m sorry,” the doctor said. “He is permanently and totally blind. There is nothing we can do for him.” George and Sarah Hingson looked at each other, devastated. Their six-month-old son, Michael was a happy, strawberry blond baby boy, healthy and normal in every way except one. When the Hingsons switched on a light or made silly faces, Michael did not react. Ever. “My best suggestion is that you send him to a home for the blind,” the doctor continued. “He will never be able to do anything for himself.” Forty-seven years later, a yellow Labrador retriever puppy was born in the whelping unit of Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, California. The puppy’s name was Roselle. On September 11, 2001, she saved Michael’s life. This is Roselle’s story too. —From the Introduction Every moment in Michael Hingson’s and Roselle’s lives seemed to lead up to this day. When one of four hijacked planes flew into the World Trade Center’s north tower on September 11, 2001, Michael Hingson, a district sales manager for a data protection and network security systems company, was sitting down for a meeting. His guide dog, Roselle, was at his feet. Paired for twenty-one months, man and dog spent that time forging a bond of trust, much like police partners who trust their lives to each other. Michael couldn’t see a thing, but he could hear the sounds of shattering glass, falling debris, and terrified people flooding around him and Roselle. However, Roselle sat calmly beside him. In that moment, Michael chose to trust Roselle’s judgment and not to panic. They were a team. Thunder Dog is a story that will forever change your spirit and your perspective. It illuminates Hingson’s lifelong determination to achieve parity in a sighted world and how the rare trust between a man and his guide dog can inspire an unshakable faith in each one of us.

Come Let Me Guide You

Author: Susan Krieger
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 1557537143
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Come, Let Me Guide You explores the intimate communication between author Susan Krieger and her guide dog Teela over the ten-year span of their working life together. This is a book about being led by a dog to new places in the world and new places in the self, a book about facing life's challenges outwardly and within, and about reading those clues--those deeply felt signals--that can help guide the way. It is also, more broadly, about the importance of intimate connection in human-animal relationships, academic work, and personal life. In her previous book, Traveling Blind: Adventures in Vision with a Guide Dog by My Side, Krieger focused on her first two years with Teela, her lively Golden Retriever-Yellow Labrador. Come, Let Me Guide You continues the narrative, beginning at the moment the author must confront Teela's retirement and then reflecting on the entire span of their relationship. These emotionally moving stories offer the reader personal entr�e into a life of increasing pleasure and insight as Krieger describes how her relationship with her guide dog has had far-reaching effects, not only on her abilities to navigate the world while blind, but also on her writing and teaching, her ability to face loss, and her sense of self. Come, Let Me Guide You is an invaluable contribution to the literature on human-animal communication and on the guide-dog-human experience, as well as to disability and feminist ethnographic studies. It shows how a relationship with a guide dog is unique among bonds, for it rests upon highly regulated connections yet touches deep emotional chords. For Krieger, those chords have resulted in these memorable stories, often humorous and playful, always instructive, and generative of broader insight.

You Should Really Write A Book

Author: Regina Brooks
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250015669
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Even if you don't happen to be a celebrity, this book will teach you methods for striking publishing gold—conceptualizing, selling, and marketing a memoir—while dealing with the complicated emotions that arise during the creation of your work. If you've ever been told that "You should really write a book" and you've decided to give it a try, this book is for you. It hones in on the three key measures necessary for aspiring authors to conceptualize, sell, and market their memoirs. Written especially for those who don't happen to be celebrities You Should Really Write a Book reveals why and how so many relatively unknown memoirists are making a name for themselves. With references to more than four hundred books and six memoir categories, this is essential reading for anyone wanting to write a commercially viable memoir in today's vastly changing publishing industry. The days are long gone when editors and agents were willing to take on a manuscript simply because it was based on a "good" idea or even because it was well written. With eyes focused on the bottom line, they now look for skilled and creative authors with an established audience, too. Brooks and Richardson use the latest social networking, marketing, and promotional trends and explain how to conceptualize and strategize campaigns that cause buzz, dramatically fueling word-of-mouth and attracting attention in the publishing world and beyond. Full of current examples and in-depth analysis, this guide explains what sells and why, teaches writers to think like publishers, and offers guidance on dealing with complicated emotions—essential tools for maximizing memoir success.

Unconditional Love

Author: Dr. Gene W. Laramy
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1512765368
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Dr. Laramy has spent over 40 years in the parish ministry before retiring. Upon looking back at his schooling: B.A. degree in psychology: M.Div. degree from seminary, majoring in psychology; DMln degree in psychology and pastoral counseling) he feels that he has learned as much about God's Unconditional Love through the seven dogs he and his wife have owned as in all of his schooling and experiences. Dr. Laramy believes there is nowhere that God's Unconditional Love is expressed more than through God's reflection in a dog. Like Jesus' short life on earth showed us the way to live our lives, a dog's short life continues that message for us. Dr. Laramy is appalled by the amount of cruelty that we as human beings bestow upon these wonderful and amazing animals, and it is criminal that over 9000 dogs are euthanized every day in Humane Society centers in the United States. He is hopeful that through the reading of this book people will begin to look at dogs in a different light and mindset. This book is what it's all about.

Running With Roselle

Author: Michael Hingson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615905235
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Discover how blindness and a bond between dog and man saved lives and brought hope during one of America's darkest days.

Braille Books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Successful Tails

Author: Patricia H. Wheeler
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781477264744
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A heartwarming collection of stories and photos of therapy dogs at work.