Author of Rooster-Oriented Memoir on "Talking Animals"
My guest on "Talking Animals" Dec. 12 will be Brian McGrory, a veteran, award-winning journalist and editor at The Boston Globe, currently writing a twice-a-week column for the paper.
McGrory is also an author, most recently of âBuddy: How A Rooster Made Me A Family Man,â which chronicles McGrory falling in love with and marrying the veterinarian, Dr. Pam Bendock, who cared for his beloved dog, Harry.
McGrory also recounts the challenges of shifting from a life of footloose city guy, regularly hitting restaurants and ball games, to that of a suburban guy living not only with Bendock, but also with her young daughtersâand with the titular rooster, who battles McGrory to be the familyâs alpha males, often leading beak-first in those efforts.
âBuddyâ has drawn favorable comparisons to âMarley and Meâ and generated a number of glowing noticesâan extended, laudatory review in The New York Times cites McGroryâs âsure hand for polished storytelling,â observing that âhe is able to wring maximum comic effect from the Terrible Pet genre and also to tell a heartwarming family tale without trying too noticeably to warm the heart.â
Brian McGrory will speak with us live on "Talking Animals" on Dec. 12 at 11am, and listeners are invited to participate in the conversation by calling (813-239-9663) or e-mailing (DJ@wmnf.org).