Travels With Casey

Travels With Casey

Large Print - 2014
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"I don't think my dog likes me very much," New York Times Magazine writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis confesses at the beginning of his journey with his nine-year-old Labrador-mix, Casey. Over the next four months, thirty-two states, and 13,000 miles in a rented motor home, Denizet-Lewis and his canine companion attempt to pay tribute to the most powerful interspecies bond there is, in the country with the highest rate of dog ownership in the world. On the way, Denizet-Lewis meets an irresistible cast of dogs and dog-obsessed humans.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410471512
1410471519
Characteristics: large print,rda
551 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 23 cm

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Libearian2
May 19, 2017

I was expecting a cute travelogue with a beloved pet, so I was very disappointed. The author uses his dog stories to get you to read his "Soap Box Monologues". Although occasionally his preaching relates to dogs (adopting a dog from a shelter rather than a puppy mill, for example) predominately this author's purpose is to show the "normalcy" of a homosexual's life, despite the fact he admits to some deep psychological issues.

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miaone
Mar 24, 2017

It's well written, certainly, but too heavy for me. Also, I wonder why he gave Cesar Milan, one of my favorite people on TV, and certainly my favorite dog expert, such short shrift. It was quite obvious, as Cesar is one of the most famous people in the country, and probably the most famous person in his book, yet his treatment of him was almost at the level of , 'Oh, yeah, I saw Cesar Milan, too."

But the main thing that was so hard to deal with is the unending self-analysis. This book is more about that, really, than anything, I think.

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magsmi
Apr 21, 2015

The author is way too into himself which makes this book boring. I wouldn't recommend it.

ChristchurchLib Oct 13, 2014

"Author and professor Benoit Denizet-Lewis wasn't at all sure that his mixed-breed retriever Casey liked him... even though they'd been together for nearly a decade. Deciding to explore the world of dogs and the humans who love them (and to help him understand his relationship with Casey), the pair took a 13,000 mile cross-country RV trip. They visited farm dogs, racing dogs, wolf-dog hybrids, and various other dogs as well as talking with dog people, including dog trainer Cesar Millan, a stray rescuer, a K9 cop, a psychic who works with dogs, and many others. If you'd love to read an amusing travelogue that'll put a smile on your face, sit down with Travels with Casey. For other books featuring dogs in RVs travelling across America, pick up John Steinbeck's classic Travels with Charley or David Rosenfelt's more recent The Puppy Express." Armchair Travel October 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/1631e572-c731-4038-b576-d0a234cc14d8?postId=f8e7e969-0f69-42d2-85ac-148dbba004af

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