Minnie Gallman lives in Northern Virginia. She is retired from a career with the Government. She enjoys writing children's books, photography, sailing, puppy sitting for future Guide Dogs, kayaking and hiking.
Truman was born at the Guiding Eyes for the Blind kennel in Patterson, New York. Through photographs, the book describes what it is like growing up to be a Guide Dog from Truman's point of view. It follows the first two years of his life when he is repeatedly told he is a Special Dog. Only after having been given to a blind person, does he realize he is special because he has become her eyes.