Gardiner, Jenny. Winging It: A Memoir of Caring for a Vengeful Parrot Who's Determined to Kill Me. 2010. Gallery Books. Hardbound: 241 pages. Price: $23.00 U.S.
SUMMARY: A hilarious and poignant cautionary tale about two very different types of creatures, thrown together by fate, who learn to make the best of a challenging situation -- feather by feather. Like many new bird owners, Jenny and Scott Gardiner hoped for a smart, talkative, friendly companion. Instead, as they took on the unexpected task of raising a curmudgeonly wild African gray parrot and a newborn, they learned an important lesson: parrothood is way harder than parenthood.
RECOMMENDATION: Should have had more about Graycie the parrot!