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Animal Magnetism: My Life with Creatures Great and Small

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Rita Mae Brown’s earliest memory is of the soothing purr of Mickey, her family’s long-haired tiger cat, who curled up and claimed a spot in her crib. From there, a steady parade of cats, dogs, horses, and all manner of two- and four-legged critters have walked, galloped, and flown into and through her world. In Animal Magnetism, the bestselling author shares the lessons she’s learned from these marvelous creatures as well as her deep appreciation for them.

Brown readily admits that she prefers the company of animals to people, a trait handed down from her mother. After all, Brown explains, “There’s no such thing as a dumb dog, but God knows there are continents filled with dumb humans.” In fact, by observing the dogs on her farm, the horses in her stables, and the cats that have helped her flesh out her many novels, Brown has gained better insight into herself and other human beings–one need only look at a chicken coop, she once realized, to see its striking similarity to her mother’s clucking and preening group of friends.

In hilarious and heartwarming stories, Brown introduces us to Franklin, a parrot with a wicked sense of humor; R.C., a courageous Doberman who defined loyalty and sacrifice; Suzie Q, the horse who taught her the meaning of hard work; Baby Jesus, a tough tiger cat from New York City with sharp teeth to match his attitude; and of course the beloved and prolific Sneaky Pie, who needs no introduction to her legions of fans. In her succinct and personable style, Brown also revisits the very human parts of her life–growing up in the segregated South, dealing with the pain and the loss of those dearest to her, and coming into her own as an adult and as a writer.

Every recollection here reveals nature’s delight and wonder–and offers solid evidence of the ability of animals to love. As funny as it is poignant, Animal Magnetism shows how these inspiring creatures, great and small, can bring out the best in us, restore us to our greater selves, and even save our lives.

Synopsis:

This heartfelt memoir from bestselling author Brown celebrates the animals who have loved, endured, and taught her, and showcases her bottomless love for them in return. bw photos throughout.

Synopsis:

Rita Mae Brown's earliest memory is of the soothing purr of Mickey, her family's long-haired tiger cat, who curled up and claimed a spot in her crib. From there, a steady parade of cats, dogs, horses, and all manner of two- and four-legged critters have walked, galloped, and flown into and through her world. In Animal Magnetism, the bestselling author shares the lessonsshe's learned from these marvelous creatures as well as her deep appreciation for them. We meet Franklin, a parrot with a wicked sense of humor; R.C., a courageous Doberman who defined loyalty and sacrifice;Suzie Q, the horse who taught Brown the meaning of hard work; and of course the beloved and prolific Sneaky Pie, who needs no introduction to her legions of fans. As funny as it is poignant, AnimalMagnetism shows how these inspiring creatures can bring out the best in us, restore us to our greater selves, and even save our lives.

About the Author

Rita Mae Brown is the bestselling author of the Sister Jane novels–Outfoxed, Hotspur, Full Cry, The Hunt Ball, The Hounds and the Fury, The Tell-Tale Horse, and Hounded to Death–as well as the Sneaky Pie Brown mysteries and Rubyfruit Jungle, In Her Day, Six of One, and The Sand Castle, among many others. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet, Brown lives in Afton, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Money isn't everything: love is — Animals can save your life — Courtship and mating — Every animal has a gift — The purpose of plumage — Mother's gift of nature — My first horse, Susie Q — Natural selection — Animals bring out the best in us — The pecking order — Love restores — Betting on horses — New horizons — Learning to adapt — Don't judge a dog by its appearance — Humans learn to compromise — Finding my way — Pretty is as pretty does — The thrill of the hunt — A bicycle built for two — Wisdom — Stand and fight — A home run — Let go of the pain, hold onto the memory — Gimme that old-time religion — Birds of a feather.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345516930
Subtitle:
My Life with Creatures Great and Small
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Brown, Rita Mae
Author:
Rita Mae Brown
Author:
Suzie Q, the horse who taught her the meaning of hard work
Author:
R.C., a courageous Doberman who defined loyalty and sacrifice
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Nature : Animals
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Human-animal relationships
Subject:
Novelists, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Audio Books-Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-History and Biography
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Nature : Animals - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20091013
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
235

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Literary
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Zoology

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"Synopsis" by , This heartfelt memoir from bestselling author Brown celebrates the animals who have loved, endured, and taught her, and showcases her bottomless love for them in return. bw photos throughout.
"Synopsis" by , Rita Mae Brown's earliest memory is of the soothing purr of Mickey, her family's long-haired tiger cat, who curled up and claimed a spot in her crib. From there, a steady parade of cats, dogs, horses, and all manner of two- and four-legged critters have walked, galloped, and flown into and through her world. In Animal Magnetism, the bestselling author shares the lessonsshe's learned from these marvelous creatures as well as her deep appreciation for them. We meet Franklin, a parrot with a wicked sense of humor; R.C., a courageous Doberman who defined loyalty and sacrifice;Suzie Q, the horse who taught Brown the meaning of hard work; and of course the beloved and prolific Sneaky Pie, who needs no introduction to her legions of fans. As funny as it is poignant, AnimalMagnetism shows how these inspiring creatures can bring out the best in us, restore us to our greater selves, and even save our lives.
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