What to do when your dog doesn't love you?

September 29, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
What if the family dog loves everyone in your family but you? Steven Winn, author of "Come Back, Como: Winning the Heart of a Reluctant Dog," takes a humorous look at one father's relationship with a dog who wanted nothing whatsoever to do with him and the lessons he learned about love and families.

About Steven Winn:
Award-winning journalist and fiction writer Steven Winn was a staff writer at the San Francisco Chronicle. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford University and a founding staff member of the Seattle Weekly, his work has appeared in publications from Good Housekeeping, Parenting, and Parents, to Sports Illustrated, AARP magazine, the Utne Reader, and the National Lampoon. He has appeared on 20/20, the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, A&E Biography, and NPR.

About the book:
Based on a beloved ten-part series in the San Francisco Chronicle, the tender and hilarious story of one man's uncommonly rich experience with a dog who wanted nothing whatsoever to do with him.

Steven Winn wanted a dog for his family--for companionship, for laughter, for holidays together, and stories to tell. But when his daughter fell in love with a scraggly, man-hating terrier mix named Como from a local animal shelter, Winn got far more than he'd bargained for. Traumatized, single-minded, and clever, Como was bent on breaking Winn's sanity, his bankbook, and his heart.

COME BACK, COMO is the story of a unique journey: one man's valiant quest to win the love of a truly one-of-a-kind dog, a creature usually thought of as man's best friend. With humor and pathos, Winn describes the exasperating but ultimately rewarding effects Como had on his family, the ordeals he and his dog endured together, and the greatest lesson Como taught him: that loving a dog can somehow make us more human.

For more information, visit www.comebackcomo.com

Buy the book on Amazon: Come Back, Como

Book signings:

Thursday, October 1, 7:30pm
Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA
(650) 324-4321

Friday, October 2, 7pm
Books Inc., Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA
(415) 776-1111

Friday, October 9, 7pm
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA
(415) 927-0960

Saturday, October 10, Noon
Litquake: Koret Auditorium
San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA
www.litquake.org


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