Sy Montgomery

Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and author of twenty acclaimed books of nonfiction for adults and children, including the memoir The Good Good Pig, a New York Times bestseller. The recipient of numerous honors, including lifetime achievement awards from the Humane Society and the New England Booksellers Association, she lives in New Hampshire with her husband, border collie, and flock of chickens.

Books by this Author

The Soul of an Octopus
Birdology

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Discover the 'Soul of an Octopus' with Sy Montgomery

What makes octopuses so fascinating? Sy Montgomery, author of the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist book 'Soul of an Octopus', gives us a glimpse.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. (Plato)

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I'm not mean.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Yannan, the paleolithic shaman from Reindeer Moon by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. The Lion Sleeps Tonight; Pachobel Cannon; Quem Pastores; Glory Days; Dona Nobis Pachem

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. It would be wonderful to be almost any animal, to see what life feels like from their perspective.

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