Sy Montgomery

Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and author of twenty acclaimed books of nonfiction for adults and children, including the National Book Award finalist The Soul of an Octopus and 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


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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Yannan, the paleolithic shaman from Reindeer Moon by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Dogfood--because it's probably the only single food that could sustain a human for any period of time. Unfortunately it tastes like dogfood. Also, I'm a vegetarian, so this whole scenario isn't coming out well at all!.

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.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. compassion, intelligence and sense of humor


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