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Mark Levin’s Heartfelt Book – Rescuing Sprite

As you may or may not know the great Mark Levin has written a heart-rending book called Rescuing Sprite. It will be in stores this week.

His publishers Simon & Schuster describe it thusly:

Rescuing Sprite

A Dog Lover’s Story of Joy and Anguish

By Mark R. Levin

Publication Date: November 6, 2007

Although Mark Levin is known as a constitutional lawyer and a nationally syndicated broadcaster, he is, first and foremost, a dog lover. In 1998, he and his family welcomed a half-Border Collie/half-Cocker Spaniel they named Pepsi into their lives. Six years later, his wife and son persuaded him to adopt a dog from the local shelter, a Spaniel mix. It turned out he was older than originally thought, and he was the most beautiful dog they’d ever seen. They named him Sprite. Their lives would never be the same.

Sprite and Pepsi became fast friends. They did everything together, from rummaging through the trash to loudly greeting the deliveryman. And the Levin family fell in love with him — with his gentle nature, beautiful face and soft, huggable fur. But on Halloween night, shortly after joining their family, Sprite suddenly collapsed and was rushed to the animal hospital. It was the first of many such visits, and the start of a long journey for the Levin family, filled with much joy and anguish.

During the next two years, Sprite and Pepsi were inseparable. And Sprite’s bond with the Levin family deepened. Friends, neighbors, and even Mark’s radio audience came to know and love Sprite. As Mark’s daughter turned eighteen and graduated from high school and Mark’s son turned fifteen, Sprite’s health deteriorated — even as his spirits remained high and his beauty and grace continued to inspire. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas 2006, the Levin family said their emotional final goodbye. Crushed and consumed with grief, Mark turned to family, friends, and fans for help.

But new hope came when the Levins least expected it.

Rescuing Sprite is a stunningly intimate look at the love between a family and a dog, one that movingly shows, in Mark Levin’s words, that “in the end, we humans are the lucky ones.”

The author will donate a portion of his proceeds from the sale of this book to animal shelters.

As everyone who has read his previous political books knows, Mark Levin is a brilliant writer.

“Rescuing Sprite” is for anyone who has ever loved and lost a pet.

– Especially loved.

(Mark has put up a special “Dog Corner” at his website, MarkLevinShow.com, where people can post stories and photos about their own experiences with pets and animal rescues.)

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Saturday, November 3rd, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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