Laurel Braitman is author of the New York Times Science Bestseller Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs. Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves (Simon & Schuster 2014), now translated into six languages. She received her PhD in History, Anthropology and Science, Technology and Society from MIT in 2013. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Wired, Fast Company, and elsewhere. She frequently performs live for Pop Up Magazine in San Francisco and lives on a houseboat in Sausalito, CA with her dog. She also occasionally organizes concerts for other species. You can learn more about that here.

In Baja Mexico, with a gray whale calf. Photo: Jodi Frediani

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