Sy Montgomery

Sy Montgomery


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in Frankfurt, Germany
February 07, 1958

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Part Indiana Jones, part Emily Dickinson, as the Boston Globe describes her, Sy Montgomery is an author, naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and radio commentator who has traveled to some of the worlds most remote wildernesses for her work. She has worked in a pit crawling with 18,000 snakes in Manitoba, been hunted by a tiger in India, swum with pink dolphins in the Amazon, and been undressed by an orangutan in Borneo. She is the author of 13 award-winning books, including her national best-selling memoir, The Good Good Pig. Montgomery lives in Hancock, New Hampshire.

Average rating: 3.92 · 25,215 ratings · 4,721 reviews · 37 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Soul of an Octopus: A S...

3.85 avg rating — 12,450 ratings — published 2015 — 17 editions
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The Good Good Pig: The Extr...

3.94 avg rating — 4,899 ratings — published 2006 — 18 editions
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Temple Grandin: How the Gir...

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Kakapo Rescue: Saving the W...

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Birdology: Adventures with ...

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Walking with the Great Apes...

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The Quest for the Tree Kang...

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Journey of the Pink Dolphin...

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The Tarantula Scientist

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“If you took the monsters' point of view, everything they did made perfect sense. The trick was learning to think like a monster.”
Sy Montgomery, The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness

“I never met a pig I didn't like. All pigs are intelligent, emotional, and sensitive souls. They all love company. They all crave contact and comfort. Pigs have a delightful sense of mischief; most of them seem to enjoy a good joke and appreciate music. And that is something you would certainly never suspect from your relationship with a pork chop.”
Sy Montgomery, The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood

“Go out into the world where your heart calls you. The blessings will come, I promise you that. I wish for you the insight to recognize the blessings as such, and sometimes it's hard. But you'll know it's a blessing if you are enriched and transformed by the experience. So be ready. There are great souls and teachers everywhere. It's your job to recognize them.”
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