Steven Winn and his wife, Sally, held out for as long as they could.
When the San Francisco couple finally gave in to their only child
Phoebe’s pleas for a dog, they adopted a scraggly terrier mutt from
a local animal shelter. The new family pet, Como, turned out to
hate men—especially the author—and proved to be a cunning escape
artist. Traumatized, single-minded, and exceptionally clever, Como
was bent on breaking Winn’s sanity and self-respect, his bank account
and his heart. Come Back, Como is the story of one
man’s hilarious and poignant quest to win the trust of a dog who
wanted nothing to do with him. With humor and pathos, Winn describes
the maddening but ultimately rewarding effects Como had on his family,
the misadventures and ordeals and terrifying events he and his dog
endured together, and the greatest lesson Como taught him: that
loving a dog can make us more human.
Meet Steven Winn as he makes appearances in the
Bay Area and beyond or tune into Steven’s radio interviews.