The wild parrots of Telegraph Hill : a love story-- with wings

by Bittner, Mark.

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Non-Fiction PB 636.686 BIT
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  PB 636.686 BIT
 
 
Summary
Like a lot of young people in the 1970s, Mark Bittner took the path of the "dharma bum." When the counterculture faded, Mark held on, seeking shelter in the nooks and crannies of San Francisco's fabled bohemian neighborhood, North Beach. While living on the eastern slope of Telegraph Hill, he made a magical discovery: a flock of wild parrots. In this unforgettable story, Bittner recounts how he became fascinated by the birds and patiently developed friendships with them that would last more than six years. When a documentary filmmaker comes along to capture the phenomenon on film, the story takes a surprising turn, and Bittner's life truly takes flight.

"A fascinating love story with wings." -- Boston Herald

"[A] charming memoir. For devoted birders everywhere." -- Reader's Digest, Editor's Choice

"[An] inspirational saga of one man finding his life's meaning in the most serendipitous way." -- San Jose Mercury News

"Instructive, surprising, sweet." --Gary Snyder, author of Turtle Island and Mountains and Rivers Without End
Contents
A rolling stone
Mansion on the hill
A joyful encounter
A question of trust
Mandela
The science of it
Dogen
Everything changes
Bucky
Paco and company
A walk on the wild side
Rage against the light
Tupelo
Back out in the world
Free as a bird
Fleeting happiness
Snyder
Act naturally
Consiousness explained
A late fledge.

Additional Information
Subjects Bittner, Mark.
Irving, Judy.
Parrots -- California -- San Francisco.
Homeless persons -- California -- San Francisco -- Biography.
Women motion picture producers and directors -- California -- San Francisco -- Biography.
Couples -- California -- San Francisco -- Biography.
Telegraph Hill (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Biography.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Three Rivers Press,2004
Edition 1st pbk. ed.
Language English
Notes Originally published: New York : Harmony Books, c2004.
Description 288 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN 140008170X
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