Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, Gorillas On Drugs, And Elephants In Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves

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“A lovely, big-hearted book…brimming with compassion and the tales of the many, many humans who devote their days to making animals well” (The New York Times).

Have you ever wondered if your dog might be a bit depressed? How about heartbroken or homesick? Animal Madness takes these questions seriously, exploring the topic of mental health and recovery in the animal kingdom and turning up lessons that Publishers Weekly calls “Illuminating…Braitman’s delightful balance of humor and poignancy brings each case of life….[Animal Madness’s] continuous dose of hope should prove medicinal for humans and animals alike.”

Susan Orlean calls Animal Madness “a marvelous, smart, eloquent book—as much about human emotion as it is about animals and their inner lives.” It is “a gem…that can teach us much about the wildness of our own minds” (Psychology Today).


  • AnimalMadness 01 Open

    Duration: 30s
  • AnimalMadness 02 Introduction

    Duration: 08min
  • AnimalMadness 03 Ch1a

    Duration: 59min
  • AnimalMadness 04 Ch1b

    Duration: 01h08min
  • AnimalMadness 05 Ch2a

    Duration: 38min
  • AnimalMadness 06 Ch2b

    Duration: 01h24s
  • AnimalMadness 07 Ch3a

    Duration: 55min
  • AnimalMadness 08 Ch3b

    Duration: 01h17min
  • AnimalMadness 09 Ch4

    Duration: 01h25min
  • AnimalMadness 10 Ch5a

    Duration: 56min
  • AnimalMadness 11 Ch5b

    Duration: 37min
  • AnimalMadness 12 Ch6a

    Duration: 55min
  • AnimalMadness 13 Ch6b

    Duration: 01h06min
  • AnimalMadness 14 Epilogue

    Duration: 25min
  • AnimalMadness 15 Close

    Duration: 43s