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, a New York Times 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.

Books by this Author

The Soul of an Octopus
Birdology

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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. 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. 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.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. The Lion Sleeps Tonight; Pachobel Cannon; Quem Pastores; Glory Days; Dona Nobis Pachem

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