A journalist to the core, Denizet-Lewis’ trip is chock-full of stops along the way with people who you could write a story about. There are plenty of professional dog people, whether it’s women doing dog yoga classes in Florida or a day with the elderly former dogcatcher of Marfa, Texas. Denizet-Lewis goes to Cesar Millan’s Dog Psychology Center in California, where the dog whisperer can literally snap his fingers and an angry dog chills out. He meets homeless teens in the Seattle area whose dogs provide a form of love and protection in a world that is full of menace and threat.
Seeing as today is Hemingway’s birthday, and we’re a week away from the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, here’s a look at how he and other authors involved in the fighting saw The Great War and its aftermath.