How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals

By Sy Montgomery

3.70 Hours 09/25/2018 unabridged
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Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. To research her books, Sy has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet's rarest and most beautiful animals. From tarantulas to tigers, Sy's life continually intersects with and is informed by the creatures she meets. This restorative memoir reflects on the personalities and quirks of thirteen animals—Sy's friends—and the truths revealed by their grace. It also explores vast themes: the otherness and sameness of people and animals; the various ways we learn to love and become empathetic; how we find our passion; how we create our families; coping with loss and despair; gratitude; forgiveness; and most of all, how to be a good creature in the world.

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New York Times bestseller

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in the Biology of Animals

Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. To research her books, Sy has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet's rarest and most beautiful animals. From tarantulas to tigers, Sy's life continually intersects with and is informed by the creatures she meets.

This restorative memoir reflects on the personalities and quirks of thirteen animals—Sy's friends—and the truths revealed by their grace. It also explores vast themes: the otherness and sameness of people and animals; the various ways we learn to love and become empathetic; how we find our passion; how we create our families; coping with loss and despair; gratitude; forgiveness; and most of all, how to be a good creature in the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A truly beautiful book about life, family, loss, and love.” Temple Grandin, New York Times bestselling author
“Essential reading for anyone who loves animals and knows how much they can teach us about being human.” Gwen Cooper, New York Times bestselling author
How to Be a Good Creature is a rare jewel, full of empathy and the profound wisdom Sy has received from animals she has loved over her extraordinary lifetime. This sweet book is a triumphant masterpiece that I’m recommending to everyone.” Stacey O’Brien, New York Times bestselling author
“From tarantulas to tigers to tree kangaroos, National Book Award finalist Montgomery knows her animals, and she believes that understanding the furred, hoofed, finned, and feathered creatures with whom we share this earth can transform our lives. The thirteen animal friends she cites here teach us empathy, passion, purpose, and how to build a family, among other values, and we also get insight into her work as a naturalist.” Library Journal

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 3.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English