Why Peacocks?: An Unlikely Search for Meaning in the World's Most Magnificent Bird
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7h 20m 37s
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Sean Flynn., Sean Flynn|AUTHOR., & Vikas Adam|READER. (2021). Why Peacocks?: An Unlikely Search for Meaning in the World's Most Magnificent Bird . Simon & Schuster Audio.

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Sean Flynn, Sean Flynn|AUTHOR and Vikas Adam|READER. 2021. Why Peacocks?: An Unlikely Search for Meaning in the World's Most Magnificent Bird. Simon & Schuster Audio.

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Sean Flynn, Sean Flynn|AUTHOR and Vikas Adam|READER. Why Peacocks?: An Unlikely Search for Meaning in the World's Most Magnificent Bird Simon & Schuster Audio, 2021.

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Sean Flynn, Sean Flynn|AUTHOR, and Vikas Adam|READER. Why Peacocks?: An Unlikely Search for Meaning in the World's Most Magnificent Bird Simon & Schuster Audio, 2021.

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When Sean Flynn's neighbor in North Carolina texted "Any chance you guys want a peacock? No kidding!" he stared bewilderedly at his phone. He had never considered whether he wanted a peacock. But as an award-winning magazine writer, this kind of mystery intrigued him. So he, his wife, and their two young sons became the owners of not one but three charming yet fickle birds: Carl, Ethel, and Mr. Pickle.

In Why Peacocks?, Flynn chronicles his hilarious and heartwarming first year as a peacock owner, from struggling to build a pen to assisting the local bird doctor in surgery to triumphantly watching a peahen lay her first egg. He also examines the history of peacocks, from their appearance in the Garden of Eden to their befuddling Charles Darwin to their bewitching the likes of Flannery O'Connor and Martha Stewart. And fueled by a reporter's curiosity, he travels across the globe to learn more about the birds firsthand, with stops including a Scottish castle where peacocks have resided for centuries, a southern California community tormented by a serial killer of peacocks, and a Kansas City airport hotel hosting an annual gathering of true peafowl aficionados.

At turns comically absurd and deeply poignant, Why Peacocks? blends lively, insightful memoir and illuminating science journalism to answer the title's question. More than that, it offers surprising lessons about love, grief, fatherhood, and family.
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