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A moody Labrador and his insecure human take a funny, touching cross-country RV trip into the heart of Americas relationship with dogs. I dont 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—known for his deeply reported dispatches from far corners of American life—meets an irresistible cast of dogs and dog-obsessed humans. Denizet-Lewis and Casey hang out with wolf-dogs in Appalachia, search with a dedicated rescuer of stray dogs in Missouri, spend a full day at a kooky dog park in Manhattan, get pulled over by a K9 cop in Missouri, and visit Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan in California.



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Benoit Denizet-Lewis

Benoit Denizet-Lewis is a magazine writer, New York Times bestselling author, professor, and film producer. He contributes primarily to The New York Times Magazine, where he has written dozens of features and cover stories about identity, LGBT life, youth culture, sports, and dogs. His most recent book, Travels With Casey, was a New York Times bestseller. The Advocate named Benoit one of the 50 most influential LGBT people in media. He lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, and teaches writing and publishing at Emerson College.



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