Wallace: The Underdog Who Conquered a Sport, Saved a Marriage, and Championed Pit Bulls--One Flying Disc at a Time

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This is the heartwarming story of Wallace the pit bull and Roo, the man who adopted him. Fate led the unlikely pair to the world of competitive dog Frisbee, and despite numerous obstacles, Roo and Wallace went on to become world champions.

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Overview

This is the heartwarming story of Wallace the pit bull and Roo, the man who adopted him. Fate led the unlikely pair to the world of competitive dog Frisbee, and despite numerous obstacles, Roo and Wallace went on to become world champions.

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"The best and most important book about animals written in 2010"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592408375
  • Publisher: Gotham
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 285,858
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Gorant is a senior editor at Sports Illustrated and a former writer for GQ, Men’s Health, and many other magazines. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Lost Dogs and a twenty-year magazine veteran.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    Having already read The Lost Dogs by Jim Gorant I knew that Wall

    Having already read The Lost Dogs by Jim Gorant I knew that Wallace would not disapoint. I was right! Such an inspirational story about a throw away dog who would later become a world champion. I have a soft spot in my heart for pitbulls since I have one and my brother has two. They are exceptional dogs who have been given a bad rap by certain media outlets. People need to educate themselves before making hasty judgements. A beautifully writtten story. My thoughts and prayers are with Wallace and his entire family following his recent cancer diagnosis. He made a fantastic impact on the disc dog world and will always be a world champion.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 28, 2012

    I've only read what is on this page and I can't wait to get this

    I've only read what is on this page and I can't wait to get this book.
    Wallace sounds like a book my son and husband should be forced to read.
    They think all pits should be put down. They also have seen all the
    stories but don't watch Cesar Millan or any of the animal shows out
    there. And, they can be very hard-headed but I love them, anyway. I've
    got to get this book! :) Moki in Ca.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    A Nice Read!

    I enjoyed this book due to the fact that I have a pitbull dog. They are very misunderstood dogs. My Bella is a loving animal as was Wallace. The story is a wonderful story of second chances for Wallace and everyone around him. Great for teens and tweens!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    I could not put this book down!! I have seen Wallace perform and

    I could not put this book down!! I have seen Wallace perform and he is an inspiration to all dog owners. We hear so many negative things about "pit bulls" and not enough positive stories like Wallace!! Thank you Jim Gorant, Roo and Clara Yori for writing this story, you truly are changing minds one disc at a time!! Wallace we love you, buddy!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2013

    Highly Recommend - a fun read

    Loved it. A sweet injured and disfigured bait dog get a living home with a family who saw past his surface disfiguration.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    I just finished this book and loved it! Wallace is one wonderfu

    I just finished this book and loved it! Wallace is one wonderful and talented dog. He's truly an ambassador for his breed. Kudos to Roo and Clara for giving him such a loving home. I was so touched by their story that now I will follow Wallace on Facebook and Twitter. Great read for dog lovers!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Boring

    Nice effort, but too long for the basic storyline.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    I've been following Wallace on youtube and facebook for a long t

    I've been following Wallace on youtube and facebook for a long time.  I was so excited to hear that Jim Gorant was doing a book on Wallace.  I pre-ordered the book as soon as it was released.  When I got it, I couldn't put it down! I read the entire book in one sitting.  Being a Pit Bull owner myself I'm so happy to see more people our there supporting the breed.  The anti-pit bull campagne is dying out finally!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    True story about good people and a nice dog.

    Enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others. No violence or sex, just a very nice story.

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  • Posted January 1, 2013

    Received this book for Christmas and read it in 2 days! What a

    Received this book for Christmas and read it in 2 days! What an inspiring story of what true love can do! As a Mommy of two pitties it inspired me to continue to work to help these dogs! Thank you Roo, Clara, and Wallace for sharing your story!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Awesome.

    This book is really inspiring and thoughtful wish you all ya'll to read it. - caca

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  • Posted December 17, 2012

    This is amuse read weather u love the breed are not sure, I have

    This is amuse read weather u love the breed are not sure, I have a rescue pit and also a boxer.  My little pittie girl would give her life to protect the family.  Unconditional love.  All the dogs I have owned in my life time this breed is the most sensitive.  I wish every one could see the true personality.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 17, 2012

    Purchasing this for my gentle son who purchased a pit bull . She

    Purchasing this for my gentle son who purchased a pit bull . She is very gentle just like her owner. Will also read it at some time.

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  • Posted December 15, 2012

    Awesome Book!!!!

    I'm so happy to hear about a good book that showcases Pit Bulls in a positive light. The book is heart warming and not too over the top. I'm an avid dog lover and learned so much from the author. Learning about the sport and weight pulling for dogs. It was a great book all around.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2012

    One of the best dog stories I've read!

    I enjoyed Wallace very much. The book was well written, and there was maybe one curse word in the whole book. Some of the parts describing the competitions were rather lengthy, but integral to the story. The end didn't leave me in tears, which I also appreciated very much! I recommend for any dog lover to read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Pits are great dogs

    Wonderful story!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Highly recommened

    loved this book could not but it down. these dog are wonderful dogs if just given a chance

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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    I loved evert part of this book, and I could not put it down. Th

    I loved evert part of this book, and I could not put it down. This is a fantastic book for all dog lovers, or anyone who just simply wants to read a great book. This book proves that you cannot judge a breed by its cover.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Loved this book!! This is a must-read for dog lovers or anyone

    Loved this book!! This is a must-read for dog lovers or anyone that has heard the negative information regarding pitbulls. You will fall in love with Wallace and his owners before the story is over.

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  • Posted September 13, 2012

    This is an amazing true story of a pit bull. Wallace's owners,

    This is an amazing true story of a pit bull. Wallace's owners, Roo(short for Andrew) and Clara are truely caring and responsible pet owners as they saw in Wallace his amazing talent as a "disc catcher". Learning about the process of training for dog disc throwing contests, the description of the contests themselves and everything involved as well as the ups and downs of Roos and Clara's relationship and how Wallace helped to "grow them together" was real and moving. It took me only a few days to complete the book, me, being an extremely slow reader, I couldn't put the book down! After reading the book, I immediately went to their website and the FB website and learned so much more about Wallace, Roo and Clara as well as seeing wonderful videos that made the book come to life. Wallace, Roo and Clara will forever be in my life.

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