Talking to Animals: How You Can Understand Animals and They Can Understand You

Author(s): Jon Katz

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New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz offers us a deeper understanding of the inner and outer lives of animals and teaches us how we can more effectively communicate with them, made real by his own remarkable research and experiences with a wide array of creatures great and small. In Talking to Animals, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz, who left his Manhattan life behind two decades ago for life on a farm where he is surrounded by dogs, cats, sheep, horses, cows, goats, and chickens. Devoting each chapter to an animal from his life, Katz tells funny and illuminating stories about his profound experiences with them, showing us how healthy engagement with animals falls into five key areas: Food, Movement, Visualization, Language, and Instincts. We meet Red the dog who started out antisocial and untrained and is now a therapy dog working with veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. And we meet Winston, the dignified and brave rooster who was injured defending his hens from a hawk and who has better interpersonal skills than most humans. Thoughtful and intelligent, lively and powerful, this book will completely change the way you think about and interact with animals.


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Jon Katz has written nineteen books-seven novels and twelve works of nonfiction-including The Second Chance Dog: A Love Story and The Dogs of Bedlam Farm. He has written for The New York Times, Slate, Rolling Stone, and Wired. He lives on Bedlam Farm in upstate New York with the artist Maria Wulf; his dogs, Red and Fate; his barn cats, Mother and Minnie; their donkeys, Lulu and Fanny; and ten sheep. Learn more at

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  • : 9781476795478
  • : Simon & Schuster
  • : Simon & Schuster
  • : 0.396
  • : June 2017
  • : 228mm X 152mm X 30mm
  • : United States
  • : July 2017
  • : books

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  • : Jon Katz
  • : Hardback
  • : 591.59
  • : 240