Michael Hingson, author of Thunderdog, returns from tour honoring 9/11

Michael Hingson, author of the NYT bestseller Thunderdog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero, returned from an impressive tour this past September in honor of the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Books In Common worked with libraries, One Book programs, and schools in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to help facilitate eight consecutive events.

“Many people who came to the event  contacted me the next day to thank us for having Mr. Hingson and they found his story very moving.”
— Terri Stano, Director, Thayer Public Library, Braintree, MA


Thunderdog retells the harrowing story of Michael, who is blind from birth, and his experience navigating his escape from the World Trade Center with the help of his seeing-eye dog, Roselle. His story illuminates his lifelong determination to achieve parity in a sighted world, and how the rare trust between a man and his dog can inspire an unshakable faith in each one of us. It’s never too soon to start planning your September 2017 event as we continue to use stories to heal, inspire, and bring people of all backgrounds together.


Michael Hingson, author of Thunder Dog, at Thayer Library
Michael Hingson speaks to a large group in Thayer Public Library, Braintree, MA.


Africa, PoughkeepsieNY
Michael’s dog, Africa, greets event attendees at the Poughkeepsie Library, NY.



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