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For the first time in my life, I didn't need to pretend, I didn't need to be tough: I only needed to be honest. "I have cerebral palsy. I walk funny and my balance is bad. I fall a lot. My hands shake, too. That means I'm not so good at carrying things. And if I drop stuff, sometimes it's hard to just bend down and get it." I waited anxiously for the interviewer's response. She smiled. "It sounds like a service dog could be great for you."

So began Leigh Brill's journey toward independence and confidence, all thanks to a trained companion dog named Slugger.

The struggling college student and the Labrador with a "a coat like sunshine" and a tail that never stopped wagging became an instant team. Together, they transformed a challenge into a triumph. Together, they inspired and educated everyone they met. Now, Leigh honors her friend with the story of their life, together.

©2010 Leigh Brill (P)2015 BelleBooks

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UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

What an absolutely wonderful audiobook. I laughed (socks, cheese, and manure piles), cried, learned about CP, service dogs, and the ADA. Slugger gave Leigh the courage to live her life fully despite her disability and she gave him unconditional love. Kenda's support was uplifting. A beautiful story of an exceptional dog....VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Great read for dog lovers

This is a well written tribute to an amazing dog and an education for those unfamiliar with service dogs.

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Heart warming story

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I was provided a free copy of the audio version of this book to write a review.

Well written well narrated story of a young woman with a life long disability and how she learns to cope with her CP with the help of her service dog and special friend Slugger.

Brill writes about her life with her service dog in a way that holds your interest. It is not written to seek sympathy rather the story line is written in honor of the strength and courage that Slugger brings provide to her.

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He is the best!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Most definitely would recommend this audible to everyone. I love this story about a great dog! Slugger really did try to help his disabled owner with so much. He was always there and a most faithful companion. It was a good book.

What other book might you compare A Dog Named Slugger to and why?

Can't think of another book like this at the moment. Any books where a dog can become more than just a pet would be a great comparison.

What does Tiffany Williams bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Excitement in experiencing life as a person with CP. All emotions and feelings were expressed brilliantly.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Life with Slugger and CP.

Any additional comments?

This is worth your time.

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