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Animal Magnetism

Animal Magnetism

(2009)
My Life with Creatures Great and Small
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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.

Brown readily admits that she prefers the company of animals to people, a trait handed down from her mother. After all, Brown explains, 'There's no such thing as a dumb dog, but God knows there are continents filled with dumb humans.' In fact, by observing the dogs on her farm, the horses in her stables, and the cats that have helped her flesh out her many novels, Brown has gained better insight into herself and other human beings-one need only look at a chicken coop, she once realized, to see its striking similarity to her mother's clucking and preening group of friends.

In hilarious and heartwarming stories, Brown introduces us to 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 her the meaning of hard work; Baby Jesus, a tough tiger cat from New York City with sharp teeth to match his attitude; and of course the beloved and prolific Sneaky Pie, who needs no introduction to her legions of fans. In her succinct and personable style, Brown also revisits the very human parts of her life-growing up in the segregated South, dealing with the pain and the loss of those dearest to her, and coming into her own as an adult and as a writer.

Every recollection here reveals nature's delight and wonder-and offers solid evidence of the ability of animals to love. As funny as it is poignant, Animal Magnetism shows how these inspiring creatures, great and small, can bring out the best in us, restore us to our greater selves, and even save our lives.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: Animal Magnetism: My Life with Creatures Great and Small (Thorndike Biography)
Author(s): Rita Mae Brown
ISBN: 1-4104-2520-7 / 978-1-4104-2520-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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October 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Animal Magnetism: My Life with Creatures Great and Small
Author(s): Rita Mae Brown
ISBN: 0-345-51179-4 / 978-0-345-51179-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Animal Magnetism: My Life with Creatures Great and Small
Author(s): Rita Mae Brown
ISBN: 0-345-51180-8 / 978-0-345-51180-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

October 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: Animal Magnetism: My Life with Creatures Great and Small
Author(s): Rita Mae Brown
ISBN: 1-4001-1322-9 / 978-1-4001-1322-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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October 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: Animal Magnetism: My Life with Creatures Great and Small
Author(s): Rita Mae Brown
ISBN: 1-4001-4322-5 / 978-1-4001-4322-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2009 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Animal Magnetism: My Life with Creatures Great and Small
Author(s): Rita Mae Brown
ISBN: 1-4001-6322-6 / 978-1-4001-6322-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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November 2009 : USA Audio edition
Title: Animal Magnetism: My Life with Creatures Great and Small
Author(s): Rita Mae Brown
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Animal Magnetism: My Life with Creatures Great and Small
Author(s): Rita Mae Brown
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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