by Martin Buser
Join mushing legend Martin Buser as he reveals his life’s journey in candid and action-packed detail. Buser’s story of self-discovery takes the reader with him on the adventures, misadventures, and lessons learned from his devoted relationship with his canine friends. This riveting narrative shows what it means to be a real “Dog Man,” but it also serves as a stirring tribute to the spirit of the Alaskan Husky.
"Martin Buser's Dog Man is a thrilling ride packed with Iditarod action, heart-break, and triumph. This is a compelling and intimate real-life American dream story of a hard-working Swiss immigrant's voyage from poop scooper and dog handler to record setting four time Alaskan Iditarod Champion. Buser takes readers down some rough and dangerous trails, through life and death trials for both himself and his team, and along the way reveals the powerful camaraderie and fiercely competitive battles that took place between Anchorage and Nome. Dog Man reveals how Buser's racing innovation, support from family and friends, and love for his dogs carried him to victory."
--Don Rearden, author of The Raven's Gift
“If you like dogs, the Iditarod, or Alaskan adventure, this is a book for you. Martin’s tales of his adventures on and off the trail are remarkable. I enjoyed the read as much as the pictures.”
--Jeff Schultz, Official Iditarod photographer, author of Chasing Dogs
“There is never a dull moment in this book which spans Martin’s career of more than 30 years. Martin is a dog man; he truly loves his dogs. He shares the moments he was on a magic carpet ride, as well as when he hits rock bottom. His family is always at his side. His admiration for Alaska – the land and its people – runs deep. Same on the trail; Martin is the real deal. He is always considerate of his peers. This book is the real deal for the avid mushing and Alaska fan. Enjoy reading one of the best books written about life in the last frontier.”
--Sebastian Schnuelle, Yukon Quest Champion, 7-time Iditarod finisher
324 pages, with full color photos
6 x 9 inches