How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man

By Brian McGrory; Johnny Heller (Narrator)
(Tantor Media, MP3 CD, 9781452659213)

Publication Date: November 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Compact Disc, Compact Disc

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the November 2012 Indie Next List
“Buddy was hatched as a science experiment and then was to be kept as a pet, but rather than the hen that was expected, Buddy turned out to be a rooster -- an alpha rooster. McGrory, who was soon to marry the veterinarian who owned Buddy with her two young daughters, must come to terms with this male rival. In doing so, McGrory learns to accept his new family – and all the changes to his life. A great read for all!”
-- Beth Carpenter, The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, NC


Award-winning journalist Brian McGrory goes head to beak in a battle royale with another male for a top-spot in his home, vying for dominance with the family's pet rooster.

About the Author

Brian McGrory is a longtime newspaper reporter, editor, and columnist. Born and raised in and around Boston, he is a graduate of Bates College in Maine. He has worked for the Patriot Ledger in Quincy, the New Haven Register in Connecticut, and has written for and edited the Boston Globe since 1989. He has a twice weekly column that appears on the front of the metro section, for which he has won the Scripps Howard journalism award. He also the author of four novels: Strangled, Dead Line, The Nominee, and The Incumbent. Brian lives in Massachusetts with his family. Johnny Heller has won two prestigious Audie Awards and has earned numerous Audie nominations. He has been praised for his adult, personal development, history, comedy, and children's book narrations. Named a Best Voice of 2008 and 2009, as well as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine, Johnny has earned almost twenty Golden Earphones Awards. Two of Johnny's audiobooks have been picked by AudioFile as Best Audiobook the Year, and he has won two Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Awards.

Praise For Buddy

"Hilarious and heart-warming, Buddy reminded me of Cheaper by the Dozen, only with animals. I flat-out loved this book." ---Joseph Finder, author of Paranoid

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