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The Resource The Underdogs, Melissa Fay Greene, (electronic resource)

The Underdogs, Melissa Fay Greene, (electronic resource)

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The Underdogs
Title
The Underdogs
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Melissa Fay Greene
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eng
Summary
From two-time National Book Award nominee Melissa Fay Greene comes a profound and surprising account of dogs on the front lines of rescuing both children and adults from the trenches of grief, emotional, physical, and cognitive disability, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The Underdogs tells the story of Karen Shirk, felled at age twenty-four by a neuromuscular disease and facing life as a ventilator-dependent, immobile patient, who was turned down by every service dog agency in the country because she was "too disabled." Her nurse encouraged her to tone down the suicidal thoughts, find a puppy, and raise her own service dog. Karen did this, and Ben, a German shepherd, dragged her back into life. "How many people are stranded like I was," she wondered, "who would lead productive lives if only they had a dog?" A thousand state-of-the-art dogs later, Karen Shirk's service dog academy, 4 Paws for Ability, is restoring broken children and their families to life. Long shunned by scientists as a manmade, synthetic species, and oft- referred to as "Man's Best Friend" almost patronizingly, dogs are finally paid respectful attention by a new generation of neuroscientists and animal behaviorists. Melissa Fay Greene weaves the latest scientific discoveries about our co-evolution with dogs with Karen's story and a few exquisitely rendered stories of suffering children and their heartbroken families. Written with characteristic insight, humanity, humor, and irrepressible joy, what could have been merely touching is a penetrating, compassionate exploration of larger questions: about our attachment to dogs, what constitutes a productive life, and what can be accomplished with unconditional love
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Greene, Melissa Fay
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  • Delaine, Christina
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Family & Relationships
  • Pets
  • Nonfiction
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The Underdogs, Melissa Fay Greene, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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stereophonic
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online
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9780062471239
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sound
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digital recording
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  • remote
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unknown
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87A6906C-5C4F-4BE7-BCAC-F3A3664D9DB9
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  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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Label
The Underdogs, Melissa Fay Greene, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062471239
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
87A6906C-5C4F-4BE7-BCAC-F3A3664D9DB9
System details
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive Listen
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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