Travels with Casey (Paperback)

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Bookseller: Linda
Title: Travels with Casey

For Dog Lovers (and maybe others!) What is it about dogs and "their people"? That special bond? That understanding and feeling without speaking? Well, Benoit gets an RV and plans to travel with his dog Casey across America trying to understand relationships of dogs and humans.

Many encounters are laugh-out-loud funny, others terribly sad. Stops along the way tell tales that inspire dog lovers to, well, give their dog an extra hug!

Fun adventure- with dog!

— From Linda's Past Picks - 4


A New York Times bestseller and People "Book of the Week" This hilarious, charming road trip through canine-loving America is "essential reading for dog lovers and armchair travelers" (Library Journal, starred review).

"I don't think my dog likes me very much," New York Times Magazine writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis confesses at the beginning of his cross-country 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 lovable, moody canine companion try--with humorous and touching results--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--"a master at effortlessly weaving bits of research into his narrative" (Los Angeles Times)--meets an irresistible cast of dogs and their dog-obsessed humans. Denizet-Lewis and Casey hang out with wolf-dogs in Appalachia, enter a dock-jumping competition in Florida, meet homeless teens and their dogs in Washington, sleep in a Beagle-shaped bed and breakfast in Idaho, and visit "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan in California. And then there are the really out there characters: pet psychics, dog-wielding hitchhikers, and two women who took their neighbor to court for allegedly failing to pick up her dog's poop.

Denizet-Lewis's memoir "is a lot like, sweet, and a little neurotic" (Chicago Tribune)--a delightfully idiosyncratic blend of memoir and travelogue coupled with a sociological exploration of a dog-obsessed America. Travels With Casey is "a thoroughly engaging and often hilarious investigation of the therapeutic nature of our relationships with dogs" (Booklist).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781439146965
ISBN-10: 1439146969
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: July 21st, 2015
Pages: 352
Language: English