A Man for All Species: The Remarkable Adventures of an Animal Lover and Expert Pet Keeper

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Crown/Archetype, Apr 20, 2010 - Pets - 288 pages
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Before Martha Stewart named him her “pet keeper,” and before millions of people turned to him for advice, Marc Morrone had a simple dream: to learn everything he possibly could about every kind of animal and share that knowledge with others. In this lively, colorful memoir, Morrone offers a heartfelt and candid look inside a life well-lived with creatures great and small, from the domestic to the exotic, from frisky ferrets to renegade reptiles to rare parrots. Morrone is an enthusiastic champion of all animals—furred, feathered, or scaled, domestic or wild—and his lifelong adventures take us from his internationally renowned pet store, Parrots of the World, to his home and personal menagerie, covering his media roles on both television and radio. Inspiring, informative, and frequently amazing, Morrone’s story is a memorable tribute to one man’s passion for the world of animals and his enduring commitment to their care.

In A Man for All Species, animal expert Marc Morrone weaves thrilling, inspiring, strange, and often hilarious experiences with practical advice gleaned over his forty-year career, revealing a world of adventure and anguish, humor and heart, that every pet owner and animal lover will recognize.


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Contents

Big Bones Small Business
18
From
38
Passports for Pooches and Pets
61
CHAPTER u Splash
79
Passover Pets
92
ADVENTURES IN PET KEEPING
99
A Typical Day in the NotSoTypical Life of the Pet Keeper
101
Betta Than a Kissing Gourami
106
Prairie Dogs and the Epidemic of Fear
179
ON THE AIR WITH MARTHA STEWART
188
Discovered
189
Elmo and the Great Goldfish Caper
196
Taping with Martha
203
When Lilacs Last Bloomed in Marthas Garden
208
From Dancing with the Stars to Standing with the Losers
217
The Baby Bird Heist
222

The Great Mother of All Hamsters
114
A Giant Rabbit Called Harvey
121
Puff the Magic Iguana
127
For Emily Wherever I Hope to Find Her
135
Dances with Real Wolves
143
What Has Spots Like a Leopard but Isnt a Leopard?
150
Domestic Partners
156
Smiley the OneToothed Monkey
162
Georgette the Baboon
168
Sweet Jessie
171
Pigs in Paradise Not in Your Living Room
174
ANIMALS IN THE SPOTLIGHT
228
A Dancing Raven Performs at Lincoln Center
229
Behind the Scenes with Animal Trainers
232
Beware the Chimpanzee with a Toothbrush in His Hand
237
Where Have All the Tigers Gone?
241
Circus Secrets and the Saga of Siegfried and Roy
250
The Pantheon of Animal Deities
254
Vision of a Pet Keeper
261
Afterword
267
Acknowledgments
269
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MARC MORRONE is the co-owner of the Parrots of the World, Ltd., pet store in Rockville Centre, New York, and is also Martha Stewart’s pet expert, appearing regularly on The Martha Stewart Show on NBC. Additionally, he hosts The Pet Shop with Marc Morrone on Mag Rack and is the host of the radio show Ask Marc, the Pet Keeper on the Martha Stewart Channel.
 
www.parrotsoftheworld.com
 
NANCY ELLIS-BELL is the author of The Parrot Who Thought She Was a Dog, which was named one of the Top 5 Nonfiction Books of the Year by the Richmond Times-Dispatch as well as one of the Top 10 Sci-Tech Books of 2008 by Booklist. She is a literary agent and lives in California with her husband, Kerry, and their menagerie of cats, dogs, and birds.
 
www.thebarkingparrot.com


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