inkwell.vue.219 : Susan McCarthy, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild"
permalink #176 of 232: With catlike tread (sumac) Sat 31 Jul 04 10:55
    
(plum), you ask what the book is about.  Finally!  SOmeone asks the
hard question.  It is about dogs and which breeds are going to be
fashionable next and for how long, so people can plan their outfits.
  
inkwell.vue.219 : Susan McCarthy, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild"
permalink #177 of 232: With catlike tread (sumac) Sat 31 Jul 04 10:59
    
(chrys), nothing palnned for Santa Rosa, I fear.
  
inkwell.vue.219 : Susan McCarthy, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild"
permalink #178 of 232: With catlike tread (sumac) Sat 31 Jul 04 11:05
    
(loris), you pose an interesting suggestion, but I must know: Do *you*
ever take anyone's advice about how to Sell More Books?  And if people
*give* you advice ("Hype the nude dancing"), do you take it?

Actually I am taking suggestions for what the next book should be
about, although when I say taking I mean taking under consideration.

Also, would it be wrong to kidnap the blue and gold macaw I heard about
this morning who is obviously lonely and has been for 12 years?  What
do you *think* it means that all the bird says is "C'mere" and "Pretty
bird"?
  
inkwell.vue.219 : Susan McCarthy, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild"
permalink #179 of 232: With catlike tread (sumac) Sat 31 Jul 04 11:07
    
Thank you very much to everybody for participating!
  
inkwell.vue.219 : Susan McCarthy, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild"
permalink #180 of 232: Berliner (captward) Sun 1 Aug 04 03:03
    
And see you when you're back with your new book, "Nude Dancing With
Smart Animals!"
  
inkwell.vue.219 : Susan McCarthy, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild"
permalink #181 of 232: My free and simple demeanor set everybody at ease. (pdl) Sun 1 Aug 04 09:25
    
"Wild Animals Gone Wild!"
  
inkwell.vue.219 : Susan McCarthy, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild"
permalink #182 of 232: Reva Basch (reva) Sun 1 Aug 04 10:32
    
Thank YOU, Susan, for writing such a totally delicious book.
  
inkwell.vue.219 : Susan McCarthy, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild"
permalink #183 of 232: Teleological dyslexic (ceder) Sun 1 Aug 04 13:16
    
Thank you, Susan; I've appreciated reading this topic and look forward
to buying and reading your book.  ;-)
  
inkwell.vue.219 : Susan McCarthy, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild"
permalink #184 of 232: Fawn Fitter (fsquared) Sun 1 Aug 04 22:27
    
I witnessed sumac talking to animals with my very own eyes today. I saw a
parrot fall in love with her. It was moving.
  
inkwell.vue.219 : Susan McCarthy, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild"
permalink #185 of 232: Hoping to be a goddess, but settling for guru (paris) Mon 2 Aug 04 08:39
    

I heard that.  Every time Sumac made a sound, the parrot replied.
  
inkwell.vue.219 : Susan McCarthy, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild"
permalink #186 of 232: With catlike tread (sumac) Mon 2 Aug 04 09:28
    
"SHut up!" he cried.
  
inkwell.vue.219 : Susan McCarthy, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild"
permalink #187 of 232: Hoping to be a goddess, but settling for guru (paris) Mon 2 Aug 04 09:33
    

Really?  I thought it was "I love you!".
  
inkwell.vue.219 : Susan McCarthy, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild"
permalink #188 of 232: With catlike tread (sumac) Mon 2 Aug 04 10:20
    
Well, maybe some combination: "Quit having fun out there and get back
in here and talk to me!  Start with the part about Pretty Bird."
  
inkwell.vue.219 : Susan McCarthy, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild"
permalink #189 of 232: Hoping to be a goddess, but settling for guru (paris) Mon 2 Aug 04 11:18
    

Ah, yes, THAT was it exactly!
  
inkwell.vue.219 : Susan McCarthy, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild"
permalink #190 of 232: thomas pynchon (plum) Mon 2 Aug 04 16:53
    

I wonder if the parrot was drunk.
  
inkwell.vue.219 : Susan McCarthy, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild"
permalink #191 of 232: a meat-vessel, with soul poured in (wellelp) Tue 3 Aug 04 19:25
    
I'm laughing my ass off, and learning a lot at the same time. Which
teaching method(s) did you employ in writing your book, <sumac>? I
don't recall use of humor....
  
inkwell.vue.219 : Susan McCarthy, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild"
permalink #192 of 232: With catlike tread (sumac) Wed 4 Aug 04 08:50
    
Hmm.  To the extent I have a method, it's: narrative.  Illustrating
stuff with stories.  People like narrative, & people remember narrative
better than explanation.

Note that "narrative" is just a classy word for "anecdote."
  
inkwell.vue.219 : Susan McCarthy, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild"
permalink #193 of 232: thomas pynchon (plum) Thu 5 Aug 04 10:52
    


Sumac, don't you think it would be nice if you *were* to use a little humor?
I mean, there's nothing *wrong* with a little joke, is there?  Why did you
have to so, oh, you know, dull?
  
inkwell.vue.219 : Susan McCarthy, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild"
permalink #194 of 232: With catlike tread (sumac) Thu 5 Aug 04 11:31
    
LEARNING IS NO LAUGHING MATTER, LITTLE MISSY.
  
inkwell.vue.219 : Susan McCarthy, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild"
permalink #195 of 232: a meat-vessel, with soul poured in (wellelp) Sat 7 Aug 04 04:03
    
It occurs to me now that my post was unclear. I meant that I did not
recall use of humor as a teaching method described in the book. And yet
from reading Becoming a Tiger, it's clearly one of the best.
  
inkwell.vue.219 : Susan McCarthy, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild"
permalink #196 of 232: David Adam Edelstein (davadam) Tue 10 Aug 04 22:15
    
Did I mention that my copy of this terribly unfunny book is bound
upside down?  I hesitate to mention it because I kind of like the idea
that it's a deliberate learning test.
  
inkwell.vue.219 : Susan McCarthy, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild"
permalink #197 of 232: E M Richards (booter) Wed 11 Aug 04 15:49
    

Well, if you take the paper cover off and put the paper cover on upside
down, then the book will be bound right side up!
  
inkwell.vue.219 : Susan McCarthy, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild"
permalink #198 of 232: With catlike tread (sumac) Wed 11 Aug 04 18:21
    
Upside down?  That is not right.  Surely you can demand that the
bookstore replace it.

Of course I could also provide an upside-down autograph for you,
increasing the confusion.
  
inkwell.vue.219 : Susan McCarthy, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild"
permalink #199 of 232: thomas pynchon (plum) Thu 12 Aug 04 12:53
    

by the bye, miss missy, I am coming with you to kqed tomorrow.  I think you
need a bodyguard or patti smith may try to wrestle you to the ground.
  
inkwell.vue.219 : Susan McCarthy, "Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild"
permalink #200 of 232: With catlike tread (sumac) Thu 12 Aug 04 14:35
    
Which would be bad why?
  

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