Today's Night & Day featured event: Dr. Temple Grandin spells out the not-so-secret lives of animals

One of Colorado's more remarkable citizens, Dr. Temple Grandin, first distinguished herself in her chosen field of animal science and as an advocate of humane treatment of animals. She went on to garner further attention as a best-selling author and lecturer -- one who's unique in that she is also autistic and unafraid to speak frankly about it, whether in her writing or on the stage. In her new book, Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals, Grandin shares her detailed observations of animal behavior in comparison to our own, from her distinctive and insightful point of view. It's book filled with revelations that will change your outlook about your pets and animals in general, and a fascinating read for anyone seeking to map out the places where our lives and those of the beasts intersect.

Grandin will discuss and sign copies of Animals Make Us Human tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl Street, Boulder. Visit the store's website or call 303-447-2074 for details.

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