Since we are celebrating Animal Prevention Cruelty Month this month it was an ideal time for me to review this book. There are several stories of little mentioned animals in this one which made it for an enjoyable read.
I do believe that I laughed through 99% of the book. Now there were the serious moments but the majority of the stories had me laughing out loud. I must tell you that after reading this book I never want to buy a pig LOL!
I loved the stories and I loved the writing. I would certainly read more works by this pair since they seem to mesh so well together with storytelling.
I would say that if your looking for a LOL animal book then check this one out!
The Chimp Who Loved Me is a collection of true stories from the life and times of Annie Greer, a veterinary chiropractitioner, animal healer, radio host, speaker, farmer’s wife and all-around magnet for bizarre animal behavior. When Annie and Tim Vandehey, a professional writer, met in 2006 and began talking about Annie’s endless trove of strange and pants-wettingly funny tales about drill sergeant sheep and insane veterinary clinic customers, a book was born. Infused with Annie’s trademark dry English wit and Tim’s storytelling panache, The Chimp Who Loved Me is a sort of twisted love child of Dave Barry, David Sedaris and James Herriot ofAll Things Bright and Beautiful fame. If you’re sick of the treacly sweetness of animal books like Marley and Me or Dewey and crave twisted tales of sex, poop, pee and death, where apes throw donuts at chefs during dinner parties and stoned veterinary students dispense bizarre advice to puzzled dog show contestants, then you won’t be able to put The Chimp Who Loved Me down…until it hits you in the nose because you’re reading in bed, silly.
About Tim Vandehey & Annie Greer
Annie Greer is a certified veterinary chiropractioner, radio host, animal behaviorist, farmer’s wife and AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator who, with her veterinarian husband, Kent, runs three animal clinics and a 40-acre farm in Apopka, Florida. Tim Vandehey is a journalist, ghostwriter and book collaborator who has written more than 35 books since 2004 in the sports, self-help, memoir, spiritual, financial, business, and healthcare genres. His recent published co-authored works include Blindsided (with Jim Cole, St. Martin’s Press, 2010), Running on Faith (with Jason Lester, HarperOne, 2010), Produced by Faith (with DeVon Franklin, Simon & Schuster, 2011), and I’m Here to Win! (with Chris McCormack, Center Street, 2011). Tim lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with his wife and two daughters.
The Chimp Who Loved Me is Tim and Annie’s latest hilarious endeavor.
You can visit their website at www.thechimpwholovedme.com.
**Review copy provided by author. I received NO monetary compensation for this post and all opinions are my own.