Archive for January 26th, 2010


Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

198Shelley Fisher Fishkin will read from her newest Mark Twain’s Book of Animals at 7 p.m. tonight, at the Peninsula Humane Society Auditorium, 12 Airport Boulevard, in San Mateo, and sign books afterwards.  The Stanford Bookstore will be on hand to sell copies of the book at a 20 percent discount, and Shelley will donate $5 to the Peninsula Humane Society/Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for every book sold tonight.  More on the event here.

I know, I know:  We’ve written about Shelley before, but this event gives us an excuse to quote controversial Princeton ethicist Peter Singer, author of Animal Liberation and The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty:
“For those unaware — as I was until I read this book — that Mark Twain was one of America’s early animal advocates, Shelley Fisher Fishkin’s collection of his writings on animals will come as a revelation. Many of these pieces are as fresh and lively as when they were first written, and it’s wonderful to have them gathered in one place.”
UPDATE:  And a nice plug for the event in the San Francisco Chronicle here.