Steven Kotler, author of The Angle Quickest for Flight and West of Jesus, discusses his new book, A Small Furry Prayer: Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life.
While dog rescue is one of the largest underground movements in America, it is also one of the least understood. This insider look at the cult and culture of dog rescue begins with Kotler's experience working with an ever-peculiar pack of dogs and becomes a much deeper investigation into exactly what it means to devote one's life to the furry and the four-legged. Along the way, Kotler combs through every aspect of canine-human relations, from man's long history with dogs through brand-new research into the neuroscience of canine companionship, in the end discovering why living in a world of dogs may be the best way to uncover the truth about what it really means to be human.
Recorded Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the Harold Washington Library Center.