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The Bond is a BESTSELLER!!! April 18, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Sustainable Living.

The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them, published by William Morrow/Harper Collins, came out on April 5, 2011.

It’s already a bestseller on the NY Times Bestseller List!


Purchase copies from one of these online retailers or from your favorite bookstore.

The Bond (the first book written by Wayne Pacelle, CEO and President of The Humane Society of the United States) examines our kinship with animals and argues for our mission to “make things right” for animals.

The Humane Society of the United States receives a portion of the advances paid by the publisher, and possible future royalties.

Last week, Wayne Pacelle taped an interview with Ellen Degeneres, a strong supporter of animals and animal rights.  The interview is scheduled to air on The Ellen Degeneres Show this afternoon, Monday, April 18th.  Tune in!

To learn more about The Bond, to find when the Book Tour will be near you, or to watch a short Skype video from Wayne Pacelle:  The Bond Book Tour

To get updates on Animal Welfare issues, visit the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), an on-line community of Animal Lovers and/or sign up with Taking Action For Animal (TAFA).

Quote:  Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace.  ~ Albert Schweitzer, The Philosophy of Civilization

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1. carldagostino - April 18, 2011

I always felt Sean Connery was the best Bond

nrhatch - April 18, 2011

I agree . . . but our BOND with animals is one that we should nurture. 😀

I’m thrilled that Wayne’s book has taken off the way it has. Animal Welfare is one of my passions.

oldancestor - April 18, 2011

Damn, he got to it before I did!

nrhatch - April 18, 2011

Has Carl shaken (or stirred) you up? 😀

2. kateshrewsday - April 18, 2011

Looks a wonderful book, Nancy. I can use it for communing with Macaulay 😀

nrhatch - April 18, 2011

Macaulay is one of the luckiest animals on the planet.

Hope your eye is feeling better. Glad to see you “out and about.” 😯

3. oldancestor - April 18, 2011

I know what I’m getting for my sister next gift-giving occasion or next time I feel nice (though that might not happen until 2013 or 14).

She’s a dog-rescue volunteer.

nrhatch - April 18, 2011

Awesome! People who love, care, nuture, and protect animals are my favorite people! 😀

oldancestor - April 19, 2011

She’s a good kid. Even though she’s older by 4 years.

nrhatch - April 19, 2011

I know just what you mean.

4. Maggie - April 18, 2011

I need to put this book on my reading list.

nrhatch - April 18, 2011

It looks like a fascinating and comprehensive book ~ pets, farm animals, wild animals, and everything in between.

If you click on the book title, and then the Amazon link . . . you can see the table of contents and first pages. Seems like Wayne has covered past, present, and future.

He’s coming to Sarasota in May on the book tour. I plan to attend the discusson and book signing then.

5. viviankirkfield - April 18, 2011

Thanks, Nancy!
This sounds like a book that needed to be written…there is so much we DON”T know…even though scientists, government officials, researchers, etc. often thought they knew it all.
Great review of a must-have book!

nrhatch - April 18, 2011

I rarely watch TV during the day, but I’m going to tune in to Ellen today to watch Wayne’s appearance.

She and Wayne are both wonderful advocates for animals.

6. Greg Camp - April 18, 2011

I’ll have to ask my cats for their permission to buy the book. They run the household, after all.

nrhatch - April 18, 2011

Cats rule! 😎

7. liannouwen - April 18, 2011

I really should shut myself out of all the recommendations on books and fun things to do, like cooking something delicious. I just don’t have time for all of this! Still, I appreciate you sharing this with us 😉

nrhatch - April 18, 2011

This book looks like something worth making time for . . . perhaps while soaking up some rays by the pool this summer? 😎

8. Paula Tohline Calhoun - April 18, 2011

My next Kindle downloading session (I’ve got to reign myself in for a couple of weeks), and this one gost to the top (assuming it’s available on Kindle – do you know? I haven’t gone on line to look – a trip to Amazon is always too tempting for me!) If I can’t get it that way, I will get it eventually, but probably wait for paperback. It sounds fantastic, and I love books of this sort. Informative on the issues I care about most. We’ll have even more to discuss if we’ve both read it by the time Hubs and I get to Florida!

nrhatch - April 18, 2011

Just checked Amazon. It is available in:

Kindle ~ $12.99
Hardback ~ $15.33
Large Print paperback ~ $17.45
Audio ~ $21.95

Paperback out next Spring.

9. Carol Ann Hoel - April 18, 2011

My book wish list keeps getting longer. The time I have to read keeps getting shorter. I’m very happy that we have the Humane Society, and that people care enough to adopt pets rather than spend heaps of money on purebreds with medical problems. Blessings to you, Nancy…

nrhatch - April 18, 2011

Thanks, Carol Ann. HSUS is a wonderful organization as is In Defense of Animals.

Here’s to Animal Welfare and Animal Rights!

10. barb19 - April 18, 2011

This sounds like my type of book, so I am going over to Amazon shortly to order it. The fact that Wayne has covered not only pets, but farm animals and wild animals, says it all, so it should be a fascinating read.
Being better informed about animals means we can do more to help them.
Thanks for the info Nancy!

nrhatch - April 18, 2011

I agree, Barb. I just watched Wayne on Ellen and he covered dog fighting and puppy mills, but the book is much broader than that.

I’m so excited that Wayne’s book is already on the bestseller’s list so that it and these important issues will get plenty of airplay and attention!

11. souldipper - April 18, 2011

What good taste the NY Times is displaying!

nrhatch - April 18, 2011

What good taste the American buying public is displaying! Either that or a few wealthy individuals are buying multiple copies in order to push it “up the charts.” 😉

souldipper - April 19, 2011

Even better – yes! let’s hope this calls for a round of applause for society’s taste.

nrhatch - April 19, 2011


12. linda - April 18, 2011

It looks like something I should get but it does it have any sad stories in it? I really really can’t take any more.

Last night my dauther got sick so I went to her house very late in the night to pick up her two dogs and bring them to my house so she could sleep. When I stopped at a traffic light I turned around and looked in the back seat. They were sitting there together on one side perfectly quiet. It was so cute I could hardly stand it. I never heard a peep out of them and then of course I set the car alarm off with them in it after I got out! They came right in the house and got right too bed.

I have been having a lot of bonding time with my son’s dog also. And am happy to report that my grandson is making strides in building a friendship with the dog also. He wasn’t too crazy about it.

Dogs and cats are the best.

nrhatch - April 18, 2011

I think it talks about success stories, and also about where we’re falling short. But I haven’t read it yet.

If you check it out on Amazon, you’ll be able to look over the Table of Contents and read the first few pages. That might give you a better idea of whether it’s the book for you.

Or just check it out the next time you’re at a bookstore. Now that it’s on the NY Times Bestseller list, everyone will have copies for sale.

That’s so sweet about the dogs. Glad that they are well behaved for you so your daughter can rest and recuperate.

13. eof737 - April 21, 2011

I’m glad it made the bestseller list. It is well deserved!:-)

nrhatch - April 21, 2011

Much better than just another “fluffernutter” getting all the attention. 🙂

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