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My Lead Dog Was a Lesbian: An Iditarod Rookie's Tale (Vintage Departures)

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   The Iditarod may be the only race that awards a prize for last place.  But then how many people can even complete a course that ranges across 1,000 miles of Alaska's ice fields, mountains, and canyons at temperatures that sometimes plunges to 100 degrees below zero?  In conditions like these, anything can go wrong.  For Brian Patrick O'Donoghue, nearly everything did. 

  In My Lead Dog Was a Lesbian, his reporter and intrepid novice musher tells what happened when he entered the 1991 Iditarod, along with seventeen sled dogs with names like Harley, Screech, and Rainy, his sexually confused lead dog. O'Donoghue braved snowstorms and sickening wipeouts, endured the contempt of more experienced racers (one of whom was daft enough to use poodles), and rode herd of four-legged companions who would rather be fighting or having sex.  It's all here, narrated with self-deprecating wit, in a true story of heroism, cussedness and astonishing dumb luck.

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O'Donoghue tells what happened when he entered the 1991 Iditarod, along with 17 sled dogs with names like Rainy, Harley and Screech. O'Donoghue braved snowstorms, sickening wipeouts, and endured the contempt of more experienced racers. Narrated with icy elan and self deprecating wit, this is a true story of heroism, cussedness, and astonishing dumb luck.

About the Author

   A native of Washington D.C., Brian Patrick O'Donoghue has worked as a cab driver in New York City, a cargo ship wiper, an elevator mechanic’s helper, a pipe fitter's apprentice, a science museum technician, a press photographer, and a TV and print journalist.  These days he reports on the oil industry, politics, and sled-dog racing for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. O'Donoghue, 40, and his wife, Kate Ripley, live in Two Rivers, Alaska, with a howling kennel of retired Iditarod dogs.

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ISBN:
9780679764113
Author:
O'Donoghue, Brian Patrick
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
O'Donoghue, Brian Patrick
Author:
Brian O'Donoghue
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Winter Sports
Subject:
Equestrian
Subject:
Iditarod trail sled dog race, alaska
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Winter Sports
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.02x5.28x.65 in. .49 lbs.

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