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The dog says how
Kling, Kevin
Adult Nonfiction PS3561.L497 Z46 2007

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Summary: In this wonderfully original collection of autobiographical stories, popular storyteller and NPR commentator Kevin Kling deftly weaves pitch-perfect scenes of childhood antics and adulthood absurdities with themes of overcoming tragedy, forging lifelong friendships, and living with disabilities in a complex world. In "Circus," Kling recollects how his love of boats, animals and adventure inspired him to join a traveling circus troupe--but it was the all-you-can-eat buffet that cinched the deal. In "Dogs," Fafnir, Kling's new wiener puppy, leads him into the world of show dogs, those resembling "cleaning implements--perfumed, powdered, and pampered." In the poignant title story, Kling straddles the realm of the ordinary and one rivaling Dante's underworld as he learns how to use voice-recognition software after his near fatal motorcycle accident. These and many more classic and never-before-told tales are collected in The Dog Says How . In Kling's universe, "the mundane becomes magical, the fantastic becomes accessible and through it all his profound sense of curiosity about the world transforms the everyday to the timeless" ( Queen Anne News ). Kevin Kling is a well-known playwright and storyteller, and his commentaries can be heard on NPR's All Things Considered . His plays and adaptations have been performed around the world. He lives in Minneapolis.


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