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WordSmitten :: Enslaved By Ducks :: Author Bob Tarte

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Tune in to the fun. In a post-Valentine's Day discussion of this holiday, humorist and memoirist Bob Tarte talks with Kate about unsettling incidents and memories of this supposedly romantic holiday that each of us may take too seriously. Author of Enslaved By Ducks, Bob Tarte had read all the classic animal books (The Parrot Who Owns Me, The Dog who Rescues Cats, Arnie the Darling Starling, That Quail Robert, The Cat Who Came for Christmas) about the joys of animals, the touching moments. But none revealed what it was really like to live with an unruly menagerie. Bob Tarte's witty account reveals the truth of animal ownership: who really owns who, the complicated logistics of accommodating many species under one roof, the intricate routines that evolve, and ultimately, the distinct and insistent personalities of every animal in the house - and on its perimeter. Writing as someone who's been ambushed by the way in which animals - even cranky ones - can wend their way into one’s heart, Bob Tarte is James Herriott by way of Bill Bryson. WordSmitten. Tune in to the fun. www.wordsmitten.com www.twitter.com/wordsmitten www.meetup.com/wordsmitten