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Poverty Culture and Cockatiels Begin "independent Stories" Series

American Poverty Audio Edition

Written in 2014, American Poverty was originally a collection of essays Ms. Rockefeller wrote for Yahoo Voices. The book begins with her personal experiences and observations before moving into insights and analyses based on data from American Express, Forbes, CNN Money, The New York Times, Feeding America, The Shriver Report, Herald Scotland, BBC News, The Joseph Roundtree Foundation, The Huffington Post, and The Toronto Star.  Beautifully narrated to audio by Alex Freeman.

Most children growing up in Nebraska beg their parents for a pony.  I begged for a bird. When my mother denied every request I made for a cockatoo I shifted tactics and asked for a budgerigar (parakeet). The compromise she made with me in the first grade changed my life forever.

This is the story of my journey with parrots -- first budgerigars and then cockatiels -- and the lessons I've learned along the way about how to provide the best possible home for my birds. Unlike most books on the market, this book focuses on preparation for bringing a bird home and the first few weeks living with your new bird. With over 30 years of experience behind it, "Preparing for My First Cockatiel" is useful to both experienced cockatiel owners and prospective owners alike.  There's always something new to learn when it comes to building a life with cockatiels. This guide shares with you what I've learned in the best, most wonderful journey of my life.