Matt Kracht was introduced to amateur ornithology in the fourth grade and has never gotten over the trauma. A professional designer and art director by day, he writes and makes art by night. He lives in Seattle with his wife, where they enjoy gazing out the window at the beautiful waters of the Puget Sound and making fun of birds.
"There are loads of books out there for bird lovers, but until now,
nothing for those that love to hate birds. The Field Guide to Dumb
Birds of North America fills the void, packed with snarky
illustrations that chastise the flying animals in a funny, profane
"Matt Kracht's hilarious, fully illustrated, obscenely satirical spoof, 'The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America.' The bizarrely-behaving 50 birds that Kracht describes are technically real - the White-Breasted Nuthatch, the Canada Goose, etc. - though the author can't resist giving them insulting nicknames (The White-Breasted Butt Nugget, for example) while pointing out their various annoying peculiarities."