This is the story of a unique journey: 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 humour 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 somehow 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. A former 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. He has appeared on 20/20, the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, AandE Biography, and NPR.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7344007
Book Description HarperCollins, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007344007