My new book, BIRDS OF A FEATHER: A TRUE STORY OF HOPE AND THE HEALING POWER OF ANIMALS, is coming out from St. Martin's Press on Tuesday, May 15, 2018
It's about two important parts of my life coming together -- advocating for veterans suffering from PTSD and rescuing parrots in need of new homes -- in the form of Serenity Park, a unique sanctuary where wounded warriors and wounded parrots can find a path of healing together.
Here is the book jacket's description:
"Animal lover though she was, Lorin Lindner was definitely not looking for a pet. She was busy training to be a psychologist. Then came Sammy - a mischievous and extremely loud bright pink Moluccan cockatoo who had been abandoned. It was love at first sight. But Sammy needed a companion. Enter Mango, lover of humans ("Hewwo"), inveterate thief of precious objects. Realizing that there were many parrots in need of new homes, Dr. Lindner eventually founded a sanctuary for them.
Meanwhile, she began to meet homeless veterans on the streets of Los Angeles. Before long she was a full time advocate for these former service members, who were often suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and finding it hard to navigate the large VA Healthcare System Ultimately, Dr. Lindner created a program for them, too.
Eventually the two parts of her life came together when she founded Serenity Park, a unique sanctuary on the grounds of the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration Healthcare Center. She had noticed that the veterans she treated as a clinical psychologist and the parrots she had taken in as a rescuer quickly formed bonds. Men and women who had been silent in therapy would share their stories and their feelings more easily with animals. Now wounded warriors and wounded parrots find a path of healing together. Birds of a Feather is ultimately a love story between veterans and the birds they nurse back to health and between Dr. Lindner and her husband, a veteran with PTSD, who healed at Serenity Park. Full of remarkable people and colorful birds, this book reminds us that we all have the power to make a difference."
If you would, please help me spread the word about BIRDS OF A FEATHER. Would you:
** Post about the book on social media -- either on your own profile, or from your organization's platforms.
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