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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.

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Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. I am frustrated when people assume animals do not think and feel, which is quite common, or that their thoughts and feelings matter less than our own.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Yannan, the paleolithic shaman from Reindeer Moon by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Id' like to meet Genghis Khan, to discuss camels.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. How ill-at-ease I am with people, but how happy and whole I am around animals.

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