twcI love a good road trip and I love a good dog. Put the two together and I am all in full stop. In his new memoir, Travels with Casey, New York Times writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis takes us on an epic road trip across the US with his dog, Casey. More than just another indulgent excuse for a book, in Mr. Denizet-Lewis’ gifted hands we are treated to something that is far too rare these days: a literary travelogue.

About Travels with Casey by Benoit Denizet-Lewis: “A moody Labrador and his insecure human take a funny, touching cross-country RV trip into the heart of America’s relationship with dogs. ‘I don’t think my dog likes me very much,’ New York Times Magazine writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis confesses at the beginning of his journey with his nine-year-old Labrador-mix, Casey. Over the next four months, thirty-two states, and 13,000 miles in a rented motor home, Denizet-Lewis and his canine companion attempt to pay tribute to the most powerful interspecies bond there is, in the country with the highest rate of dog ownership in the world. On the way, Denizet-Lewis—known for his deeply reported dispatches from far corners of American life—meets an irresistible cast of dogs and dog-obsessed humans. Denizet-Lewis and Casey hang out with wolf-dogs in Appalachia, search with a dedicated rescuer of stray dogs in Missouri, spend a full day at a kooky dog park in Manhattan, get pulled over by a K9 cop in Missouri, and visit ‘Dog Whisperer’ Cesar Millan in California. And then there are the pet psychics, dog-wielding hitchhikers, and two nosy women who took their neighbor to court for allegedly failing to pick up her dog’s poop. Travels with Casey is a delightfully idiosyncratic blend of memoir and travelogue coupled with an exploration of a dog-loving America. What does our relationship to our dogs tell us about ourselves and our values? Denizet-Lewis explores those questions—and his own canine-related curiosities and insecurities—during his unforgettable road trip through our dog-loving nation.”

With Travels with Casey, we take a journey of discovery about one of the great cross-species relationships in the animal kingdom, that of man and dog – and it is thoroughly entertaining.

Travels with Casey by Benoit Denizet-Lewis is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers.