Club Book Episode 48 Sy Montgomery
Internationally renowned naturalist, author, documentarian and media commentator Sy Montgomery is sometimes described as “part Indiana Jones, part Emily Dickinson” (Boston Globe). A distinguished career in animal behavior research has taken Montgomery to far-flung locations including Costa Rica, the Congo, Mongolia’s deserts, and many points in between. Her impressive written corpus spans ten books for adults and another ten geared toward children. Bestsellers include the perennial favorite The Good Pig (2007), a personal memoir about her family’s 750-pound pet pig, and Birdology (2011). Her latest New York Times bestseller, The Soul of an Octopus (2015), was shortlisted for a National Book Award. In it, she explores the psyche of this extraordinary species, including their remarkable ability to forge personal connections with humans.