I did not read the print version
So many I can't pick just one.
Very genuine and moving.
Dog saves man
I just loved this book. Helped me understand just what is meant by PTSD. I was also glad to hear of the support he received from Wounded Warriors, which is a charity I support.
I decided to try this book after seeing it on the news. I only listened and hour and half and I am returning it. Not worth the time. Very hard to follow
I am and have been humbled by both veterans and service dogs. This combination brought me to tears. The inadequate care we provide to veterans makes me weep for this country, the life they give and give up. Luis gave his life for us and we treat the life he gave so poorly. With Tuesday by his side he can begin to heal. Thank you Luis for giving your life for us and for sharing your story. May we, as citizens, do more to show our gratitude and help the healing process.
This is the story of a disabled veteran rebuilding his life with the help of his service dog, Tuesday. Any dog lover will find much of it heartwarming as his relationship with the dog develops and strengthens, helping him to overcome the crippling anxiety brought on by PTSD. The description of daily life with PTSD, the struggle to get treatment within the VA, and the burden of facing the constant illegal restrictions of the service dog were heartbreaking. The author has done a great service in describing these problems and raising them up in the public consciousness. I find myself worrying about him and Tuesday, who is 10 years old now and should be retiring soon. I hope they are doing well.
This book was really an interesting look at life behind a traumatic brain injury, behind the curtain of the battlefield, and behind the mysterious connections that can be made between man and animals. He is an articulate, intelligent, and thoughtful person, and he provided a detailed and compelling look at his new world. I hope that Tuesday enjoys a long, long life, and that Luis continues in his efforts to help others and be an advocate for his fellow sufferers.
At times, however, I grew tired of his (probably justified, but still irritating) hypersensitivity that led him to be occasionally intolerant and egocentric reactions to people/situations. I feel like he expected his situation to be immediately understood by all, but didn't give the same consideration back (that it might take someone a moment (or an explanation) to adjust their own view or expectations, etc.).
I realize, though, that as an advocate, he is showing all the trials people with TBI's and such endure, and highlighting the difficulties and the from-one-angle-perspective is his purpose in order to enlighten others.
Though I do not agree with the author's politics. I found the story heart warming and I am very grateful that the author got the help he deserves for bravely serving our country.
I am ashamed as an American in the way the VA, and the DOD treat our Veterans. I believe they deserve healthcare for life at no cost. Society has an obligation to help those that serve the greater.
I recommend this book if you like dogs and winning through adversity.
Tuesday, of course
Not unless it was about him and his relationship with Tuesday. Luis is not a professional narrator and was occasionally hard to understand. However, telling this story jn his own voice was important and added substantially to my understanding of his situation and his relationship with Tuesday
This helped me gain a much deeper appreciation for the struggles that vets have in returning to society, what it is like to have PTSD, and how service dogs are important in helping the vets rehabilitate
I knew Luis and Tuesday's story before I read the book since I work in the VA. Being a veteran made the story more personal for me, which always makes it more enjoyable.
Tuesday, of course! The dog always wins!
No, I have not. I did not know he had others.
I was fine either way.
This is a great story that I can share with my colleagues at work who train service dogs for veterans. Thanks for sharing you story, Luis!
I wanted to read this week because my family has raising services puppies for year! I was impressed with the honesty that author had in this book. I think it was important for the reader to better understand how much of a difference can be made in a person's life with a service dog.
I am sorry that people with service animals have to deal with other ideas on the value of your partner (the dog). ADA has been in effect for over 25 years and we still haven't leveled the playing field to aid our disabled citizens. The authors point on the amount of injured vets and the effects of TBI are something that our society needs to be more aware of and address. Our vets need to be honored and cared for. We owe them our freedom and they do deserve accountability for their leaders actions!