Amy Sutherland


Rescuing Penny Jane (Harper Collins 2017)

Drawing on her work at a shelter, her experiences living with two rescue dogs of her own, and years of research, bestselling author and Boston Globe columnist Amy Sutherland takes us on an unforgettable journey into the special world of rescue and shelter dogs—and the growing number of dedicated people who are deeply invested in saving these precious lives.

This is an invaluable book for all dog lovers.” Bark Magazine

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What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love, and Marriage (Random House 2006)

What can exotic animal trainers teach us about life? A lot. This is the story of how the author used exotic animal training to see human relationships anew and improved life with her fellow homo sapiens, from her husband to her boss. This book is based on Sutherland’s popular Modern Love column in The New York Times, which became the paper’s most emailed story of 2006. It has been published in more than a dozen countries and optioned for a film.

“Playful, passionate, and practical.”— Redbook

“Hilarious and persuasive.”— Good Housekeeping

Sutherland’s a smart, engaging writer, and her stories about the hows and whys of exotic animal training are fun and fascinating.-- Boston Sunday Globe


Kicked, Bitten and Scratched (Viking 2004)     

Behind an imposing gate at a community college in California Sutherland found a magical kingdom full of deep mysteries, unexpected heartbreaks, rare beauty and high comedy. Here at the top school for exotic animal trainers the author followed students as they walked cougars on leash, taught the hyena to pirouette and gave the spider monkeys back rubs. As she did, the author learned a lot about what it means to be human.

“A natural companion to Temple Grandin's 2005 best-seller Animals in Translation, Sutherland's breezy new book will appeal to fans of the furry, the scaled, and the hooved." -- Entertainment Weekly



On this guided tour of America’s vast competitive cooking landscape, readers visit the high-stress National Beef Cookoff, where contestants have a  30-minute shot at winning the $50,000 prize; the drunken mayhem of the international chili cook-offs in Terlingua, Texas, where female contestants can expect someone to yell at them, “Show us your tits!”; and the Holy Grail of competitive cooking with its million-dollar prize, the Pillsbury Bake-Off® contest. This is America at it’s best and worst. Bring a fork.

"Doing for cookoffs what Anthony Bourdain did for the restaurant business, Sutherland delivers a wonderful portrait of a true slice of Americana that should have readers reaching for their recipe files and saying, ‘I can do that.’ -- Publishers Weekly

2003 Finalist, The IACP Cookbook Awards

Literary Agent: Alice Martell,

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