By Dean Koontz
Dean Koontz’s first ever nonfiction ebook, the deeply relocating tale of his lifestyles together with his reliable puppy Trixie
Dean Koontz is understood for exploring the darkish part of human nature in his fiction. yet his softer, playful aspect comes out whilst he talks approximately his liked puppy, Trixie, a golden retriever.
Trixie had a unique position in Dean's center. And now, during this, his first non-fiction booklet, Dean opens his middle to his readers to provide us thoughts of Trixie, of the fantastic puppy who replaced him and adjusted his existence.
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But I knew that I had to try to be a real actress, and start as soon as possible. I certainly wasn’t going to follow the paths imagined by my parents, who never took my show business yearnings seriously. They kept trying to talk me into being a dental hygienist, so I could meet a nice dentist, who would then take care of me. That was after I got braces, which means it probably occurred to Mom after she bitched and moaned about the price. ” In other words, stewardess. They said if I became a “stew,” I could fly for free.
Pathetic, I know. It’s really no different than how I am with US Weekly today. I guarantee you I went to maybe one meeting of student council, but I was there on picture day! I was a cheerleader, too. Don’t get excited. I was a soccer cheerleader. It doesn’t get nerdier than that. I was fired from the soccer cheerleading squad after one year, which I believe to this day is unprecedented. You have to understand, no one went to the soccer games. In fact, I believe part of my duties as a cheerleader was to bake brownies for the team.
My brother left the room, and in two seconds this grown man pulled me onto his knee, and before my preteen brain could even process what this was, he jammed his tongue down my throat. Our teeth tapped. It’s odd, the details you remember. It was over in a minute maybe, and my thoughts ran to Bleeccch! What was THAT? I stood up, and then he casually went downstairs like nothing had happened. This guy ended up cooking dinner for my family that night. Tacos, I recall, which we all thought were pretty exotic.
A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie by Dean Koontz