PAST EVENTS Bell HouseAn evening of Animal Insanity with Jon Ronson and Laurel Braitman, presented by the Morbid Anatomy Museum at the Bellhouse NYC JUNE 11th, 7:30pm, Brooklyn NY I will read selections from the book touching on such topics as bonobos with human psychiatrists, the story of “Animal Pharm,” and killer elephants who are rehabilitated back into society after “psychotic breaks.” Journalist, humorist and documentary maker Jon Ronson will tell stories from his bookThe Psychopath Test and give a sneak preview into his work-in-progress book on the topic of public shaming; there will be vintage short films on the topic, phrenology readings by author Colin Dickey, music, drinks, and more. Copies of Animal Madness will be available for sale and signing along with Jon’s books. More info here


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JUNE 14th, 7:00pm, Harvard Bookstore, Cambridge MA Reading and book signing. More info here.


Book Passage

JUNE 24th, 7:00pm, Book Passage, Corte Madera CA Reading and Book Signing. More info here.



Thursday, July 10, 7:15 PM, ALOUD at the Los Angeles Public Library

Not Uniquely Human: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health Laurel Braitman, Kathryn Bowers and Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz In conversation “In their groundbreaking book Zoobiquity, cardiologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and science writer Kathryn Bowers describe how they arrived at a pan-species approach to medicine. Animals do indeed get diseases ranging from brain tumors and heart attacks to anxiety and eating disorders, just like we do—and the authors explore how animal and human commonality can be used to diagnose, treat, and heal patients of all species. In her illuminating new book, Animal Madness, Laurel Braitman chronicles her parallel discoveries of what nonhuman animals can teach us about mental illness and recovery. Join us to hear what we can learn from a blind elephant, compulsive parrots, depressed gorillas, and a cow with anger management issues.” Public reservations will become available Friday, June 6thMore info here. 



Wednesday, July 16th, 7:30pm. Warwick’s, San Diego



July 19th, Tecolote Bookshop, Montecito, CA, 3-5pm. 1470 E Valley Rd # 52, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 Reading and Book Signing



August 4th, 7:30pm, Powell’s Books, 1005 W Burnside St. Portland, OR. Reading and Book Signing. More info here.



August 8th, Elliot Bay Book Company, Seattle Washington. Time: TBD. Reading and Book Signing




August 10th, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, 4:30pm

Animal Relations “Animal Madness author Laurel Braitman (AFF ’11-’13) leads an interactive evening designed for the animal-lover and the animal-curious. Wander the headlands’ hills for a short walk with bird experts from the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, watch behind-the-scenes footage of a private rock concert performed exclusively for non-humans and other short animal films, learn how to keep your cats and other species mentally healthy via Q and A with renowned cat behavior consultant, Daniel Quagliozzi, and try your hand at “near-life” drawing of taxidermy specimens under the tutelage of expert animal draftswoman Tara Tucker . A vegetarian feast prepared by Headlands Chef will accompany activities and presentations.” For registration and more information. 



August 12th, 6:30-8:30pm, In Conversation with Jon Mooallem. At the Interval.

San Francisco CA, Tickets available here.



Decatur Book Festival, August 29-31st

Decatur, GA

More info here.