The true story of a young man's journey with a yellow Lab named Ben
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A deep and endearing relationship that brought the simplest of earthly joys.
Ben was an inseparable companion at a stage in my life when I was single and in the midst of a high-profile professional tennis career. I invite you to enter into the story and its tapestry of relationships—with my boy Ben, with my aging parents, with the childhood friend I would finally marry, and ultimately with God, who caused all things to work together for good.
Meet the author
My Boy, Ben is David's second book. David is also the host of a nationally-syndicated radio program. A professional tennis player who was once ranked as high as No. 12 in the world, David now lives near where he grew up in Minnesota with his wife, their son, and two Labrador retrievers.
Leaves you better for having read it. I couldn’t put it down.
"My Boy, Ben spoke straight to my dog-loving soul. It is a poignant, engaging, tug-on-your-heartstrings story that leaves you better for having read it. I couldn’t put it down."
Editor, Guideposts Magazine
My Boy, Ben is for everyone who knows, It is not just a dog.
"As a lifelong dog owner and small animal veterinarian for over 40 years, I have seen and experienced the extraordinary relationship with our dogs that this book so wonderfully describes. My Boy, Ben is for everyone who knows, 'It is not just a dog."
Veterinarian and founder, Rockford Road Animal Hospital
I have never read a book that so beautifully captures the highs and lows.
"In over 30 years of breeding, competing, and owning, I have never read a book that so beautifully captures the highs and lows, twists and turns of sharing life with a beloved dog."
Two-time Best-of-Breed winner at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show