Elena Passarello

This is KLCC.  I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of "Animals Strike Curious Poses” by Elena Passerello.

Author Elena Passarello has created a bestiary with her new book of essays, Animals Strike Curious Poses, exploring the lives of individual animals who’ve had enough impact on humanity to be named and widely remembered.

The tenth anniversary of Presidential candidate Howard Dean’s infamous career-damaging scream is  Sunday, January 19th. Elena Passarello honors this scream, alongside those of Marlon Brando and Roger Daltrey, and the famous Wilhelm Scream, which has been used in 350 movies. Elena Passarello is an Oregon Book Award finalist for her book of essays on the human voice, Let Me Clear My Throat. She was the first woman to win the annual Stanley and Stella Shouting Contest in New Orleans, and teaches at Oregon State University.