I typically do not like non-fiction books. It takes me forever to get started and I rarely finish them. Not because they aren't good books, but I prefer fiction. However, that was not the case with Thunder Dog. This was the most riveting book I've read in a long time. Michael Hingson is a wonderful story-teller. Yes, it is true he is blind, but that was not the focus of this book.
To him being blind is like being left-handed. He just is and he lives his to the fullest. I thought the book part 9/11 remembrance, part advocacy for the blind, and part autobiography. Mr. Hingson deftly weaves his life story with how he survived the destruction of the World Trade Center tours.
I was a bit leery to read it simply because the story of 9/11 still gets me. I didn't want to spend the time I was reading crying. But that's just me. Thankfully I didn't. I think I teared up a time or two, but I was too enthralled with finding out how Mr. Hingson not only learned to ride his bicycle around his neighborhood (much to the chagrin of his neighbors and the encouragement of his parents) but how he managed to make his way out of New York on that fateful day.
I highly, highly recommend reading this book.
Disclaimer: I am not paid for this book reviews. I was given a copy of the book through Book Sneeze to read in exchange for my review. Of course, this arrangement works well for me since I love to read! I was not required to post a positive review. All opinions are my own.