Come Back, Como: Winning the Heart of a Reluctant Dog

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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, 2009 - Como (Dog) - 273 pages
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Steven Winn wanted a dog for his family - for companionship, for laughter, for holidays together, and stories to tell. But when his daughter fell in love with a scraggly, man-hating terrier mix named Como from a local animal shelter, Winn got far more than he'd bargained for. Traumatized, single-minded, and clever, Como was bent on breaking Winn's sanity, his bankbook, and his heart. COME BACK, COMO is the story of one man's valiant quest to win the love of a truly one-of-a-kind dog, a creature usually thought of as man's best friend. With humor and pathos, Winn describes the exasperating but ultimately rewarding effects Como had on his family, the ordeals he and his dog endured together, and the greatest lesson Como taught him: that loving a dog can make us more human.

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User Review  - gwnsad - LibraryThing

Whether you are a pet lover or not, this story of the adjustment between a owner of an adopted dog from a shelter is at times funny, while tense at others, and then touching. It poignantly illustrates that all creatures want is love and acceptance, especially those of the human variety. Read full review

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User Review  - cherilove - LibraryThing

Perhaps this book improves, but I quit after about 30 pages. The first chapter was funny, but couldn't get past the extended description of why the author and his wife were just too selfish to get ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Award-winning journalist and fiction writer Steven Winn was a staff writer at the San Francisco Chronicle for twenty-eight years. He was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford University and a founding staff member of the Seattle Weekly. His work has appeared in publications from Good Housekeeping, Parenting, and Parents, to Sports Illustrated, AARP magazine, the Utne Reader, and the National Lampoon.

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