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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Discover the 'Soul of an Octopus' with Sy Montgomery

What makes octopuses so fascinating? Sy Montgomery, author of the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist book 'Soul of an Octopus', gives us a glimpse.

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 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. What are your 5 favorite songs?

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

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. The author Henry Beston. Though I am not nearly as talented as he, his observation that animals are not our brethern and not our underlings, but "other nations" resonates deeply with me.

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.

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