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The lady and her tiger Hardcover – January 1, 1976


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 284 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton; 1st edition (1976)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525142754
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525142751
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,774,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you wish to stay in denial, this is not the book for you but if you are ready to hear the truth, it's a must read.
Galen Hazelhofer
Your emotions will get the entire spectrum from this book--from tears about animal cruelty to the laughs of the funny predicaments.
Lisa Dernbach
There are a very, very few people out there who are willing to understand a wild animal and adapt themselves to its needs.
Laurel Jenkins-Crowe

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Laurel Jenkins-Crowe on December 12, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I, too, bought this book in the 70s, and was cured by it of the notion that wild animals can ever live happily with people. After ten years as a veterinary technician, I've had to back off that notion, but only a little. There are a very, very few people out there who are willing to understand a wild animal and adapt themselves to its needs. These people--many of them are trainers--can actually enrich the lives of the captive wild animals they work with. I'm not one of them. You'll probably conclude, after reading this book, that you aren't either.

That Pat (and her excellent ghostwriter Peter S. Beagle) can negotiate this boundary is remarkable. Although the book is quite sentimental, it also talks about the dangers of sentiment. And Pat doesn't pull any punches, sharing with us times when, out of ignorance and/or desparation, she did things she isn't proud of. She comes off as being deeply divided, and rightly so, about her right to have anything to do with these creatures, even though she obviously loves them deeply and devotes her life to understanding them. The last I heard, she was involved in sanctuary work, rescuing exotic "pets." Hallelujah!

For a deeper undestanding of the conversations that can happen between humans and animals when true respect and attention are maintained, I also recommend the books of trainer Vicki Hearne.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Galen Hazelhofer on May 2, 2007
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This book is wonderful. You will cry. You will become very angry about the injustices of the animal trade in the entertainment industry. It gives an inside look at what goes on that we on the "outside" of the industry know precious little about. Things are not all rosy, far from it. If you wish to stay in denial, this is not the book for you but if you are ready to hear the truth, it's a must read.
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Book provides an excellent insight into the world of exotic wild animal trading and animal trainers in the Hollywood profession. Your emotions will get the entire spectrum from this book--from tears about animal cruelty to the laughs of the funny predicaments. Most wild animal trading involve babies sadly taken away from mothers and growing up to have emotional and health problems. The author lets it all hang out and even admits when she was regrettably part of the problem. Book provides excellent examples of why the wild and exotic animal business needs to regulated more strictly and reduced greatly. Kudos to Pat Derby for writing this book.
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By Jsgm on August 1, 2014
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Tremendous book! Well written, a real page turner. And you will learn things about people and animals you might never hear about anywhere else! Some of which is funny and other things which are truly enlightening. And some info which could save your life!!!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Malerie R. Wirey on December 27, 2013
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This book was represented as being in very good condition. However, the cover binding was completely detached. I had to glue it back into place or the book would have fallen out of its cover.
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