I’m thrilled to announce that our next Book Club Girl on Airradio show will feature New York Times bestselling author, Irene Pepperberg. The show, on this coming Friday, January 30th at 3PM EST time, is held in conjunction with Books-a-Million bookstores, where Alex & Me is the pet book club pick of January. So welcome to all the BAM customers who will be calling in and you are all invited too!
Alex & Meis the heartwarming story of the world’s smartest parrot and his trainer who together revealed the secret world of animal intelligence. When Alex died in 2007, he was eulogized by Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America. Obituaries ran in the New York Times, on CNN and "All Things Considered." An outpouring of emails and cards arrived from total strangers. In tributes normally reserved for celebrities, the death of Alex touched the nation. The precocious African Gray parrot—working Irene Pepperberg—had rocked the scientific establishment with shocking feats of intelligence from his walnut-sized brain. Yet it is their lesser-known emotional connection that really touches the heart. Alex & Meis the profound story of their work and their 30-year friendship. You can browse inside the book here.
“Sometimes a single Individual changes the world, even if it is a parrot.”
—Frans de Waal, author of Our Inner Ape.
Be sure to tune in to the show with Irene Pepperberg this Friday, January 30th at 3 PM EST where we’ll be discussing the book, her life and work with Alex and the reaction she’s received since the book came out. Set a reminder for the show here. Call in at the usual number: 347-945-6149. The first three people to comment here with questions for Irene will receive a signed copy of the book.