Thunder Dog

"Settle in. You are about to read a page turner." (From the foreword by Larry King)

From Kirkus Reviews:  ”The story of a four-legged superhero named Roselle, who led her owner out of the ruins of the World Trade Center. Hingson’s remarkable relationship with guide dogs began long before the events of 9/11. Growing up blind, the author came to rely on their dedication, loyalty and courage at a very young age. Guide dogs helped him navigate through grade school, college and his first jobs. It was a beautiful but storm-shy Labrador retriever with a golden coat who would help save his life. The chilling account of how the two worked in tandem to safely descend 78 floors and 1,463 steps, while simultaneously helping others remain calm, is truly awe-inspiring. A decade has not muted the horrors of 9/11, and Hingson and co-writer Flory do a magnificent job of relating what it was like in the aftermath of the attack. That account alone would have been a worthy and important endeavor. But the authors go beyond that, offering both an illuminating look at the realities blind people face every day and the astounding capabilities of seeing-eye dogs. Seamlessly weaving the narrative between the extraordinary exodus from the burning towers and Hingson’s fascinating life is a savvy literary device that only enriches the tale. A tragic, inspirational and enlightening memoir.”

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Author

Susy Flory is the New York Times bestselling author or co-author of thirteen books. A graduate of UCLA, she has a background in journalism, education, and communications. She loves reading and writing stories about unforgettable people who are living lives of adventure, courage, hope, redemption, and transformation. Susy’s runaway bestseller, Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero (Thomas Nelson, 2011), co-written with Michael Hingson, hit the New York Times bestsellers list in both hardcover nonfiction and e-book nonfiction the first week of release. Thunder Dog has been translated into more than 15 languages, including German, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, and Chinese. Her latest book is The Sky Below (Little A, 2017) with Scott Parazynski. Scott is the only man ever to have flown in space and summited Mount Everest. The Sky Below was a Kindle First selection and an Amazon “Most Read” bestseller. A member of the Authors Guild, Susy also directs the West Coast Christian Writers Conference in the East Bay Area and is active in her local church. A breast cancer survivor of four gnarly surgeries, Susy celebrates life by chasing great stories in places like Cuba, Haiti, Turkey, Israel, and her own backyard. She loves riding a crazy ex-racehorse named Stetson, hiking in the High Sierras, and skiing black diamond runs whenever she can.