Donita Kordonowy’s new book “Midas: Living with a Bird in the Hood” is a charming and humorous account of what it’s like living with a precocious talking parrot.

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Recent release “Midas: Living with a Bird in the Hood” from Page Publishing author Donita Kordonowy is the true story of Midas, an African gray parrot with a colorful vocabulary. Kordonowy recounts her conversations with her beloved bird while giving interesting context of their day-to-day lives.

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Donita Kordonowy, an animal lover and parrot rescuer, has completed her new book “Midas: Living with a Bird in the Hood”: a good-humored and entertaining look into life with a cheeky talking parrot.

“Midas is an African gray parrot that was rescued in 2007,” says Donita Kordonowy. “After posting some of our conversations on social media, many friends fell in love with the ‘cantankerous’ old bird whose ability to be part of the conversation. He may be the cause of frustration one day but we are smiling about it the next day. Because we live in the hood, we don’t know what he is going to request or, should I say, demand at any given time. He has stopped us from arguing and made us laugh, left us wondering where he heard that from (as if we didn’t know) and kept us in constant awe at his many phrases.”

Published by Page Publishing, Donita Kordonowy’s playful tale originally began as social media posts shared to a Facebook page called “Midas’s Laugh Corner” for the amusement of her family and friends. They loved to hear Midas’ quips, and Kordonowy knew she had something special on her hands. Now compiled into a hilarious book, Kordonowy lists her absurd conversations with her parrot.

Donita Kordonowy and Midas live in what she describes as a “rough neighborhood.” Midas, who has a brain capacity equivalent to a human toddler, absorbs all the language from the colorful characters hanging around outside the house. This results in some highly amusing talk from a parrot! Midas and his quick wit are sure to charm readers just as he charmed the author.

Readers who wish to experience this lighthearted work can purchase “Midas: Living with a Bird in the Hood” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.
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