Bronwen Dickey brought home a new dog. It was a Pit Bull, and she was gentle and sweet. Not at all like the stereotype of a dog prone to violence. Bronwen's experience caused her to explore and really research why the Pit Bull had become such a maligned type of dog, and then to work towards re-building the image of the Pit Bull into a better one. In her new book, Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon, Bronwen traces the history of the Pit Bull's relationship with humans, from how the breed was once very popular with the likes of Helen Keller, has earned presidential recognition for their heroic efforts in the Civil War, to how the breed became demonized. This book reflects on all humans relationships with their dogs.
Bronwen Dickey is the 2009 winner of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award. She also writes for Oxford American and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Slate, The Best American Travel Writing 2009, Newsweek, and Outside.
Please join us on Sunday, May 21 at 2:00 pm (Yes, it's 2:00 pm this time) in Meeting Rm A at Headquarters Library in downtown Gainesville.
This program is possible thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library.