Better living through birding : : notes from a Black man in the natural world

Title Better living through birding : : notes from a Black man in the natural world
Names Cooper, Christian.
Length 10 hours, 29 minutes
Book Number DB116343
Title Status Active
Narrator Cooper, Christian.
Language English
Annotation "Christian Cooper is a self-described "Blerd" (Black nerd), an avid comics fan and expert birder who devotes every spring to gazing upon the migratory birds that stop to rest in Central Park, just a subway ride away from where he lives in New York City. While in the park one morning in May 2020, Cooper was engaged in the birdwatching ritual that had been a part of his life since he was ten years old when what might have been a routine encounter with a dog walker exploded age-old racial tensions. Cooper's viral video of the incident would send shock waves through the nation. In Better Living Through Birding, Cooper tells the story of his extraordinary life leading up to the now-infamous incident in Central Park and shows how a life spent looking up at the birds prepared him, in the most uncanny of ways, to be a gay, Black man in America today. From sharpened senses that work just as well at a protest as in a park to what a bird like the Common Grackle can teach us about self-acceptance, Better Living Through Birding exults in the pleasures of a life lived in pursuit of the natural world and invites you to discover them yourself. Equal parts memoir, travelogue, and primer on the art of birding, this is Cooper's story of learning to claim and defend space for himself and others like him, from his days at Marvel Comics introducing the first gay storylines to vivid and life-changing birding expeditions through Africa, Australia, the Americas, and the Himalayas. Better Living Through Birding recounts Cooper's journey through the wonderful world of birds and what they can teach us about life, if only we would look and listen." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Medium Digital Books
Audience Notes Male narrator. NLS/BPH
Unrated. NLS/BPD
Local Subject Unrated - UNRAT
Biography - BIO
Travel writing
Animals - Zoology - 590
Nature & the Environment - NAT
Animals - Birds (Aves) - 598
Black Authors
Black Interest - BLKIN
African American interest - AFAI
African Americans - Biography
LC Subject Autobiographies
African American gay men - Biography
Bird watchers - Biography
Authors - Biography
New York (N.Y.) - Biography
Travel writing
Call Number 598.072347471 B ANF
Released 2023
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress, 2023.
Original Publication Reissue of: First edition. New York : Penguin Random House Audio, [2023] 9780593684702
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