Monday, April 02, 2012

Thunder Dog - Michael Hingson

Thunder Dog - Michael Hingson (2011)

There are two parts to this memoir.  The escape of Michael Hingson, with his guide dog Roselle from the 78th floor of the world trade centre on 9/11 and Michaels life story.  I found both interesting and learnt a lot about the blind experience.  I didn't really think about blind kids riding around on bikes, and learning to drive like Michael did, although I guess roads were a bit quieter in the years he grew up in, I'd imagine it wouldn't be safe in some neighbourhoods.

A lot of the book was about facing up and overcoming challenges that we all face.  The right to be educated and to be given fair treatment as an employee, most of which sighted people take for granted. 

It was nice that this book was written ten years after 9/11 as a witness to the event which changed the way we see the world.


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