Michael Hingson – Thunder Dog

Thunder DogThe full title of this book is:

Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero

And it was fabulous!

The first thing you should know is that the dog doesn’t die. I don’t read many animal-based books simply because they usually die at the end. I know, it’s a part of the cycle of life and if I don’t read because they die I miss out on the beauty of their lives, and all that. But, I’m a wuss.

The author tells his own story of peril on the dark day of September 11, 2001. Michael Hingson worked on the 78th floor of the World Trade Center’s North Tower. And, Michael Hingson is blind. He placed his trust in his guide dog, Roselle, to lead them both out of danger.

The 9/11 details are gripping. But I got so much more out of this book than a recap of that tragedy. Mr. Hingson taught me about being blind. I finished this book with new-found compassion and respect for the challenges, obstacles and (most importantly) successes that are part of a blind person’s everyday life. It was truly inspiring and for that I am grateful.

I can’t recommend this book highly enough!

 


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