By Daneet Steffens
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:57 AM EDT
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Beyond Innocence: An Autobiography in Letters -- The Later Years

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In the second installment of her epistolary autobiography, chimpanzee scientist Jane Goodall discusses her personal life at length, including the birth of son Hugo (a.k.a. Grub), her divorce from her first husband, and her marriage to her second. In between bouts of malaria, she travels throughout Tanzania, samples ”glutinous” ostrich eggs, witnesses grisly scenes of animal cannibalism, and enjoys Grub’s ability to ”speak” chimp and donkey before turning to human words. And Goodall unearths her own very human funny bone in occasional digs at rival ”gorilla girl” Dian Fossey.

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