Come Back, Como

Come Back, Como : Winning The Heart Of A Reluctant Dog

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Based on a beloved ten-part series in the San Francisco Chronicle, Come Back, Como is Steven Winn's tender and hilarious memoir of his uncommonly rich experience with a dog who wanted nothing whatsoever to do with him. With humor and pathos, Winn describes the exasperating but ultimately rewarding effects the pet had on his family, the ordeals he and his dog endured together, and the greatest lesson Como taught him: that loving a dog can somehow make us more human.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 273 pages
  • 134 x 200 x 20mm | 222.26g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061802581
  • 9780061802584
  • 2,096,741

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When Steven Winn and his wife, Sally, finally gave in to their onlychild Phoebe's pleas for a dog, they adopted a scraggly terriermutt from a local animal shelter. The new familypet, Como, turned out to hate men--especially theauthor--and proved to be a cunning escape artist.Traumatized, single-minded, and exceptionallyclever, Como was bent on breaking Winn's sanityand self-respect, his bank account, and his heart.

An international sensation, Come Back, Como is the story of one man's hilarious andpoignant quest to win the trust of a dog whowanted nothing to do with him. With humorand pathos, Winn describes the maddening butultimately rewarding effects Como had on hisfamily; the misadventures, ordeals, and terrifyingevents he and his dog endured together; and thegreatest lesson Como taught him: that loving adog can make us more human.
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Review quote

"A delightful story about the joys and deeper meanings dogs bring into our lives."--Amy Tan, New York Times bestselling author
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