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Stephen Kuusisto was born legally blind - but he was also raised in the 1950s and taught to deny his blindness in order to "pass" as sighted. Stephen attended public school, rode a bike, and read books pressed right up against his nose. As an adult, he coped with his limited vision by becoming a professor in a small college town, memorizing routes for all of the places he needed to be. Then, at the age of 38, he was laid off. With no other job opportunities in his vicinity, he would have to travel to find work.
This is how he found himself at Guiding Eyes paired with a Labrador named Corky. In this vivid and lyrical memoir, Stephen Kuusisto recounts how an incredible partnership with a guide dog changed his life and the heart-stopping, wondrous adventure that began for him in midlife. Profound and deeply moving, this is a spiritual journey, the story of discovering that life with a guide dog is both a method and a state of mind.
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By Jazzi on 03-25-18
A great tribute to seeing eye dogs
I didn't really know what to expect when I picked up this title. I was hesitant because, you know, your first thought is to wonder if this is the Audible version of "Old Yeller". Actually, this audio book is surprisingly informative yet brutally frank in its presentation. Honestly, if you're like me before I listened to this book, you don't know much about a seeing eye dog's role or how they are trained. I learned so much from this touching, well written account. I highly recommend this audio book.
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