anecdotes, mental health, parrots, post-traumatic stress disorder, therapeutic use of, treatment, veterans
This book is recommended by a Weston library patron.
“Birds of a Feather is the story of one woman’s life long love of wounded, traumatised parrots, and wounded, traumatised people. It left me smiling, full of hope, and wishing there were more Lorin Linders out there. Turns out, Veterans with PTSD and traumatised birds have much in common, and can help each other in surprisingly beautiful ways. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Buy it, read it, share it. It’s an important love story for our time.” ―Mary Gauthier
“Compelling…an uplifting book for animal lovers who care about changing the world.” ―Booklist
“Lindner’s book poignantly entwines three narratives: Stories of humans ravaged by their experiences of war, stories of parrots (and later canids) ravaged by maltreatment, and her own story―how she finds a way to help these humans and nonhumans simultaneously and synergistically.” ―Irene M. Pepperberg, PhD; Research Associate, Harvard University, author of New York Times bestseller Alex & Me