Animal Magnetism: My Life with Creatures Great and Small
Rita Mae Brown's earliest memory is of the soothing purr of Mickey, her family's long-haired tiger cat, who curled up and claimed a spot in her crib. From there, a steady parade of cats, dogs, horses, and all manner of two- and four-legged critters have walked, galloped, and flown into and through her world. In Animal Magnetism, the bestselling author shares the lessons she's learned from these marvelous creatures as well as her deep appreciation for them. We meet Franklin, a parrot with a wicked sense of humor; R.C., a courageous Doberman who defined loyalty and sacrifice; Suzie Q, the horse who taught Brown the meaning of hard work; and of course the beloved and prolific Sneaky Pie, who needs no introduction to her legions of fans. As funny as it is poignant, Animal Magnetism shows how these inspiring creatures can bring out the best in us, restore us to our greater selves, and even save our lives.
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"Uplifting, hilarious, even heartrending."--The Huffington Post
"A moving and charming book . . . rendered with compassion and irreverence, love and humility . . . Animal Magnetism will dispel your stress, evoke your laughter and produce your tears--and it will be time well spent."--Richmond Times Dispatch
"Fans of Brown's mysteries will clamor to meet the real-life models for Sneaky Pie Brown and other members of Brown's literary menagerie. This will also attract readers who enjoy heartwarming animal tales."
--Library Journal "The book is aptly named as Brown clearly has magnetism with animals."
--The Roanoke Times