Travels with Casey

Travels with Casey

by Benoit Denizet-Lewis


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ISBN-13: 9781439146934
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 07/22/2014
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Benoit Denizet-Lewis is a writer with The New York Times Magazine and an assistant professor of writing and publishing at Emerson College. He is the author of Travels With Casey, America Anonymous: Eight Addicts in Search of a Life, and has contributed to Sports Illustrated, The New Republic, Details, Slate, Salon, Out, and many others. Denizet-Lewis lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Follow him @BenoitDLewis.

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix

Prologue 1

Part 1

1 In which Casey hates the RV 15

2 In which dog-loving humans (okay, New Yorkers) behave badly 51

3 In which Casey and I encounter cats, cows, PETA, and the "dog-poop lady" 81

4 In which I drive down Hillbilly Circle, up Wit's End Way, and past Hell for Certain Road 113

5 In which Florida isn't nearly as awful as I expected it to be 136

Part 2

6 In which I cry over dogs in West Texas, hire a bed bug exterminator in New Mexico, and meet gay cowboys in Colorado 167

7 In which Casey gets a little sister 199

8 In which I hang out with Cesar Millan, homeless teenagers, and my former middle school English teacher turner dog masseur 226

9 In which we hightail it home, with some heartbreak along the way 259

Acknowledgments 307

Notes 311

Index 325

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Travels With Casey 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
crossword69 More than 1 year ago
What a shame. Taking a potentially heartwarming tale full of potential in regards to visiting canine related resorts and escapades and reducing it to a gay tale of angst and loneliness. Its a book about travels with an aging dog! Not a romantic desperate display of loneliness. So much potential lost. What a shame.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was extremely disappointed in this book.  I loved Casey, Benoit not so much.  And unfortunately the book is more about the author than his wonderful dog.  I had hoped to see the trip through Casey's eyes.  I also feel the author used this as his "soap box" leaving me upset at times about animal abuse.  I enjoyed the beginning because it took place in my state (Virginia).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
disappointing; some interesting facts this dog lover didn't know but not the travelogue I hoped
shadowlady More than 1 year ago
First off the front cover was delightful with Casey holding a post card, loved the pose of his feet, his loving eyes caught me, I was anxious to get into the book. We are introduced to Gold a psychoanalyst. I quite enjoyed their conversation and the bit about Freud. If you love dogs or don't, either way this book will grab pull in. Feeling good along with daily life and a little sadness, this book covers it all. I was emotionally touched by the author's sharing some of his personal life and friends with us. I just felt for some of the nice people he met along the way. While reading I was taking notes of books he suggested helped him. I think my favorite part in the book if I had to chose was they stay in Marfa area. To the border patrol stop to the San Antonio largest animal shelter. I am glad he sheds light on this. I had lived in the area for several years. If I could I would give this author a hug. His writings restores my faith a little in humans that there are still some good people left in the world out there. Dog lover or not I don't see how you could not like this book. I loved it. I do not care what the other reviews had to say give this book a read.
mashea More than 1 year ago
I quit reading after about 50 pages. The book is terrible.
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Cool book