tags: African grey parrot, Alex the parrot, Alex & Me, ethology, cognition, learning, parrots, Irene Pepperberg, books
I am attending a book tour reading by researcher, Irene Pepperberg, that is promoting her new book, Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence — and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process, this Sunday evening, 2 November, in NYC. I have been trying to arrange an interview with her, and still have no idea if it will happen, but if I do manage to interview her, what questions would you like to ask her?
Unfortunately, even though I reviewed the early promotional pre-release of her book seven months ago, I still have not seen her finished book, so I cannot tell you anything about it beyond what is in the review itself. Considering that Collins, the publishers, purchased the top banner advertizing space on ScienceBlogs to promote this book, the fact that they so easily overlooked me, a parrot researcher, parrot owner and breeder, and prolific amateur book reviewer here at ScienceBlogs, is (in my opinion), inexcusable.
But alas, that’s life. At least my readers are looking out for me: one of my local readers purchased a ticket to Pepperberg’s appearance so I could be there! So I am going to make the most of this opportunity by asking as many of your questions of Irene as I can, and then I will tell you about it.