Wednesday, December 25, 2013

"I had never planned to become a savanna baboon when I grew up; instead, I had always assumed I would become a mountain gorilla."

That's the second sentence of Robert Sapolsky's A Primate's Memoir.   They make lists of great first sentences of books, but the second line here is better.  For the record, the first line is "I joined the baboon troop during my twenty-first year."

You can find out more about Sapolsky and the book here.   

[UPDATE:  here are two more posts I did based on this book:

Did you realize that gnu dung is a palindrome?

Thank You - Another Culture Where It's Not Used So Much

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