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By Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz’s first ever nonfiction e-book, the deeply relocating tale of his existence along with his strong puppy Trixie

Dean Koontz is understood for exploring the darkish part of human nature in his fiction. yet his softer, playful aspect comes out whilst he talks approximately his cherished puppy, Trixie, a golden retriever.

Trixie had a unique position in Dean's center. And now, during this, his first non-fiction booklet, Dean opens his middle to his readers to provide us stories of Trixie, of the fantastic puppy who replaced him and adjusted his lifestyles.

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Even then, I wanted my school to think outside the box. Why weren’t we doing For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf? My senior year I started having vicious, tearful fights with my parents about why I didn’t want to go to college. They couldn’t figure it out. They’d saved for it. Joyce, John, and Gary had all gone. But I knew that I had to try to be a real actress, and start as soon as possible. I certainly wasn’t going to follow the paths imagined by my parents, who never took my show business yearnings seriously.

It’s really no different than how I am with US Weekly today. I guarantee you I went to maybe one meeting of student council, but I was there on picture day! I was a cheerleader, too. Don’t get excited. I was a soccer cheerleader. It doesn’t get nerdier than that. I was fired from the soccer cheerleading squad after one year, which I believe to this day is unprecedented. You have to understand, no one went to the soccer games. In fact, I believe part of my duties as a cheerleader was to bake brownies for the team.

What follows is my version of my relationship with him, and I’ve decided to get it out in the open for the first time. He was really the dominant male figure of my formative years, for reasons that started out good and eventually turned very bad. Early on, Kenny was living the life I hoped to one day lead, and as an impressionable young girl with a dream to be in show business, I looked up to him for that. It was clear as I was growing up that Kenny was the star of the family. He was very bright and very charming, and he became something of a minor celebrity as an actor and musician.

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