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Sy Montgomery

Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and author of twenty acclaimed books of nonfiction for adults and children, including the memoir The Good Good Pig, which was a national bestseller. The recipient of numerous honors, including lifetime achievement awards from the Humane Society and the New England Booksellers Association, she lives in New Hampshire with her husband, border collie, and flock of chickens.
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Author and naturalist Sy Montgomery on BIRDOLOGY

Hear Sy Montgomery discuss the wonderful similarities and differences between birds and humans in her book BIRDOLOGY.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. (Plato)

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, who is, to my unending delight, my best friend.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. research, which may involve swimming with pink dolphins, dancing with a famous cockatoo, hiking into cloud forests in search of tree kangaroos, or searching for tigers on elephant back.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "It's better than a sharp stick in the eye."

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. It would be wonderful to be almost any animal, to see what life feels like from their perspective.

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