A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home - Sue Halpern - 487200

A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher

Author(s) : Sue Halpern

Paperback, 320 pages.

Item #487200

In late adolescence, Pransky was bored: she needed a job, and so Sue Halpern decided to give herself and her underoccupied Labradoodle a new leash—er, lease—on life by getting the two of them certified as a therapy-dog team. Pransky proved to be not only a terrific therapist, smart and instinctively compassionate, but an unerring moral compass as well. In the unlikely-sounding arena of a public nursing home, she led her teammate into a series of encounters with the residents that revealed depths of warmth, humor, and insight Halpern hadn’t expected. Little by little, their adventures expanded and illuminated Halpern’s sense of what goodness is and does—how acts of kindness transform the giver as well as the given-to.

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Weight .6 lbs
Dimensions 8.1 x 5.4 x 1 in


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