The story of one man's uncommon experiences with a dog who was determined to have nothing whatsoever to do with him. Steven Winn wanted a dog for his family - for companionship, for laughter, for holidays together, and stories to tell. But when his daughter fell in love with a scraggly, man-hating terrier mix named Como from a local animal shelter, Winn got far more than he'd bargained for. Traumatized, single-minded, and clever, Como was bent on breaking Winn's sanity, his bankbook, and his heart. COME BACK, COMO is the story of one man's valiant quest to win the love of a truly one-of-a-kind dog, a creature usually thought of as man's best friend. With humor and pathos, Winn describes the exasperating but ultimately rewarding effects Como had on his family, the ordeals he and his dog endured together, and the greatest lesson Como taught him: that loving a dog can make us more human.
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When Steven Winn and his wife,Sally, finally gave in to their onlychild Phoebe’s pleas for a dog,they adopted a scraggly terriermutt from a local animal shelter. The new familypet, Como, turned out to hate men—especially theauthor—and proved to be a cunning escape artist.Traumatized, single-minded, and exceptionallyclever, Como was bent on breaking Winn’s sanityand self-respect, his bank account, and his heart.
An international sensation, Come Back,Como is the story of one man’s hilarious andpoignant quest to win the trust of a dog whowanted nothing to do with him. With humorand pathos, Winn describes the maddening butultimately rewarding effects Como had on hisfamily; the misadventures, ordeals, and terrifyingevents he and his dog endured together; and thegreatest lesson Como taught him: that loving adog can make us more human.About the Author:
Award-winning journalist and fiction writer Steven Winn was a staff writer at the San Francisco Chronicle for twenty-eight years. He was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford University and a founding staff member of the Seattle Weekly. His work has appeared in publications from Good Housekeeping, Parenting, and Parents, to Sports Illustrated, AARP magazine, the Utne Reader, and the National Lampoon.
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Book Description HarperCollins, London, 2009. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, spine little creased. 273 pp. The tender and very funny American story of one man's rich experience with a dog who wanted nothing to do with him. Bookseller Inventory # 26047