About Tim Vandehey & Annie Greer
Annie Greer is a certified veterinary chiropractioner, radio host, animal behaviorist, farmer’s wife and AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator who, with her veterinarian husband, Kent, runs three animal clinics and a 40-acre farm in Apopka, Florida.
Tim Vandehey is a journalist, ghostwriter and book collaborator who has written more than 35 books since 2004 in the sports, self-help, memoir, spiritual, financial, business, and healthcare genres. His recent published co-authored works include Blindsided (with Jim Cole, St. Martin’s Press, 2010), Running on Faith (with Jason Lester, HarperOne, 2010), Produced by Faith (with DeVon Franklin, Simon & Schuster, 2011), and I’m Here to Win! (with Chris McCormack, Center Street, 2011). Tim lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with his wife and two daughters.
The Chimp Who Loved Me is Tim and Annie’s latest hilarious endeavor.
You can visit their website at www.thechimpwholovedme.com.
About The Chimp Who Loved Me
The Chimp Who Loved Me is a collection of true stories from the life and times of Annie Greer, a veterinary chiropractitioner, animal healer, radio host, speaker, farmer’s wife and all-around magnet for bizarre animal behavior. When Annie and Tim Vandehey, a professional writer, met in 2006 and began talking about Annie’s endless trove of strange and pants-wettingly funny tales about drill sergeant sheep and insane veterinary clinic customers, a book was born.
Infused with Annie’s trademark dry English wit and Tim’s storytelling panache, The Chimp Who Loved Me is a sort of twisted love child of Dave Barry, David Sedaris and James Herriot ofAll Things Bright and Beautiful fame. If you’re sick of the treacly sweetness of animal books like Marley and Me or Dewey and crave twisted tales of sex, poop, pee and death, where apes throw donuts at chefs during dinner parties and stoned veterinary students dispense bizarre advice to puzzled dog show contestants, then you won’t be able to put The Chimp Who Loved Me down…until it hits you in the nose because you’re reading in bed, silly.
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Apparently, Simon was too popular for his own good. One day he was nowhere to be found. Normally, this gregarious rodent was charming the socks off (and thankfully, the money out of) our guests, but he had apparently vanished. By chance I struck up conversation with a visitor to the zoo. He seemed anxious and I wondered if something had happened on the facility. Then my eye…let me clarify something here and now. I’m a happily married woman. I don’t make a habit of openly surveying the lumps in other men’s pants. But I couldn’t help noticing that there seemed to be a lot of…activity…in this gent’s pants. It looked distinctly as though something was squirming around, wildly looking for a path to escape. I suspected that Simon had been squirrel-napped.
It’s not often in this life that one has the chance to ask questions that truly have the potential to turn every head in the room. Most of us will never be presented with the opportunity to utter such breathless phrases as, “And then you strangled him with his necktie, didn’t you?” or “What was the intern’s name, Mr. President?” This was one of those moments, maybe the only one I would ever have. I seized it.
Calmly and with all the irony I could muster, I said, “Pardon me, but do you have my squirrel in your pants?” Looking back I could have got an entirely unwelcome reply, but actually the real one wasn’t much better. The man got a look on his face like a 16-year-old caught sneaking in at 3 a.m. “A squirrel?” he said.
The innocent act wasn’t going to work with me. I was going to crack him like an egg. “Yes,” I said. “Why is he there?”
“Because he seems to like it in there.”
I had no reply to that. The man blushed and fished Simon out of his pants, and we put our prize flyer back in his large housing area, from then on padlocking the door and only allowing closely supervised handlings. I was just grateful that Simon hadn’t panicked at being trapped in the guy’s boxer shorts. The publicity generated by the headline, “Man receives vasectomy from live squirrel,” probably wouldn’t have done much for business.
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Here’s what critics are saying about The Chimp Who Loved Me!
“I’m not sure what else to say other than buy and read this book!”
— SMS Book Reviews
The Chimp Who Loved Me Virtual Book Tour Schedule
Interviewed at Examiner
Tuesday, April 5
Interviewed at As the Pages Turn
Wednesday, April 6
Book reviewed at Taming the Bookshelf
Thursday, April 7
Guest blogging at The Book Bin
Friday, April 8
Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book
Interviewed at Let’s Talk Virtual Book Tours
Monday, April 11
Interviewed at Literarily Speaking
Tuesday, April 12
Interviewed at Blogcritics
Wednesday, April 13
Book review & book giveaway at Frugal Plus
Thursday, April 14
Book reviewed at Steph the Bookworm
Friday, April 15
Book reviewed at The Cajun Book Lady
Monday, April 18
Guest blogging at The Book Faery Reviews
Tuesday, April 19
Book reviewed at Libby’s Library News
Wednesday, April 20
Book reviewed at Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Thursday, April 21
Interviewed LIVE on Blog Talk Radio’s A Book and a Chat
Friday, April 22
Book reviewed at Avomnia
Monday, April 25
Book reviewed at Booksie’s Blog
Tuesday, April 26
Book reviewed at Freda’s Voice
Wednesday, April 27
Interviewed at The Writer’s Life
Book reviewed at Pump Up Your Book
Thursday, April 28
Book reviewed at Avery’s Book Nook
Friday, April 29
Book reviewed at Ohio Girl Talks
Chat & Book Giveaway at PUMP UP YOUR BOOK APRIL 2011 AUTHOR ON TOUR FACEBOOK PARTY