Benoit Denizet-Lewis will appear for Travels with Casey: My Journey Through our Dog-Crazy Country

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Benoit Denizet-Lewis will present his new book Travels with Casey: My Journey Through our Dog-Crazy Country.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Benoit Denizet-Lewis is a writer with The New York Times Magazine and an assistant professor of writing and publishing at Emerson College. He is the author of America Anonymous: Eight Addicts In Search of A Life and American Voyeur: Dispatches from the Far Reaches of Modern Life. He has contributed to Sports Illustrated, The New Republic, Details, Slate, Salon, Out, and many others. He lives in Jamaica Plain and Provincetown, Massachusetts.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  A moody Labrador and his insecure human take a funny, touching cross-country RV trip into the heart of America's relationship with dogs. "I don't 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. And then there are the pet psychics, dog-wielding hitchhikers, and two nosy women who took their neighbor to court for allegedly failing to pick up her dog's poop.  Travels with Casey is a delightfully idiosyncratic blend of memoir and travelogue coupled with an exploration of a dog-loving America. What does our relationship to our dogs tell us about ourselves and our values? Denizet-Lewis explores those questions--and his own canine-related curiosities and insecurities--during his unforgettable road trip through our dog-loving nation.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops, 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas 66205

EVENT FORMAT:  Benoit Denizet-Lewis will discuss his new book and answer audience questions. A book signing follows the discussion.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $26.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax, includes One Hardcover of Travels with Casey, One Autographing Admission Reservation, and One Guest Reservation (if needed).  It’s your choice, for the same price.
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Event date: 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops
2706 W 53rd Street
66205 Fairway
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