UN CUCCIOLO ABBANDONATO IN UN CANYON E UN UOMO TORMENTATO DAL PASSATO: LA STORIA DI UNA SPLENDIDA AMICIZIA. Zac ha incontrato Riley nel deserto dell’Arizona. In vacanza, da solo, stava compiendo un’escursione molto impegnativa in un canyon quando sul fondo ha notato qualcosa di strano, qualcosa che non doveva trovarsi in un luogo simile: un cagnolino nero, impossibilitato a uscire, senza cibo né acqua, in procinto di morire. Mettendo a repentaglio la sua stessa vita, Zac non ha esitato e ha recuperato il cucciolo. Ma come era finito un cane in un luogo simile? Non era caduto perché altrimenti sarebbe morto sul colpo o gravemente ferito. L’unica spiegazione era che fosse stato deliberatamente abbandonato proprio da chi invece doveva prendersene cura. Un gesto crudele che fa riemergere in Zac la memoria della sua infanzia e della sua adolescenza devastate a scuola dal bullismo e a casa dall’incomprensione e dall’apatia. Prendersi cura di Riley, accoglierlo e farlo sentire amato, è stata la chiave che ha permesso a Zac di aprire le stanze buie dei suoi ricordi e di fare finalmente luce. Adesso Zac e Riley sono inseparabili e Zac sa bene che se finalmente riesce a guardare il mondo con più fiducia e serenità, lo deve anche a Riley e al giorno in cui, cucciolo, Riley si è affidato completamente a lui.
- ISBN: 886380804X
- Casa Editrice: Corbaccio
- Pagine: 224
I was given the opportunity to read the advance reader's copy. I'm so glad that I did. This book is not only about a heroic dog rescue but also about a life journey and the long term effects bullying and the mistreatment of children can have on the adults they become. I think a lot of people will be Leggi tutto
Rescuing Riley, Saving Myself is an adventure story on the surface, but it digs much more deeply into the narrator’s psyche than most adventure stories do. This is what makes it true to the memoir genre. Author and co-author have done a marvelous job of taking the story of the abandoned dog’s rescue Leggi tutto
I've wanted to read this book for a couple of years. I first read about Riley on the Canyon Puppy site. It left me wanting more. Kind of like in "Wild" there is a back story that ties in with the main one. In this case it's about being bullied as a kid. As the book progresses, he identifies behaviou Leggi tutto
Feeling and Healing If you're looking for a funny, laugh out loud book, you've chosen the wrong one. This is a heartfelt story of a dog that was abused, the man who tried to rescue it and the realization that their existence was more alike than when they first came in contact with each other. When I f Leggi tutto
He went off the rails with the lengthy yacht discussion. I liked the premise and the story (the saving of the dog, and how it related to/reflected on Anderegg's upbringing). But holy crap, this book needed a good editor.
An direct, open, unusually well-written book that reveals the deep suffering and long-lasting effects that severe bullying can have on its victims. Through the rescue of a severely malnourished and dehydrated dog senselessly left to die in a remote wilderness spot from which there is no hope of esca Leggi tutto
An interesting story about a man who rescues a dog from a canyon. What makes the story into a book is how Anderegg weaves his personal story of being neglected and bullied into the story of the rescue and the puppy. Enjoyed reading it, but not for right before sleep!
I am such an animal lover that this book really hit home. But also the “real” story of the author’s own trauma of being bullied as a child and the lack of support from his parents. I hope everyone who reads this book will come away with how they can help someone else in life especially if they see s Leggi tutto
My heart still feels like it has been prodded by a sharp stick. I found this nonfiction book so touching and powerful, I know it will linger with me for a long time. The story begins when Zak Anderegg, a young vet in his 30's, is climbing and rappelling through a slot canyon outside of Page, Arizona Leggi tutto
Rating 2.5. This book purports to be about a dog rescue with side parallels to the life of the rescuer who was bullied. In actuality it's a book about the rescuer with a side of dog rescue. Not what I expected or wanted to read. The dog rescue was interesting. The bullying wore thin very, very quick Leggi tutto
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