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Publisher's Summary

A seven-time Teen Choice Award Winner on Freeform's most-watched series, Pretty Little Liars... A social media influencer with over seven million followers... An avid bird-watcher? Yes, Ian Harding is all of these things and so much more. In this memoir, explore the unexpected world of a young celebrity through the lens of his favorite pastime - birding.

Odd Birds is more than just a Hollywood memoir or tell-all. At its heart this audiobook is a coming-of-age story in which Ian wrestles with an ever evolving question: How can he still be himself while also being a celebrity? Each humorous and heartfelt story features a particular bird - sometimes literal, at other times figurative. Using this framework, Ian explores a variety of topics, including growing up, life as a television actor and nature lover, and whether it is better to shave or wax one's chest for an on-screen love scene.

A funny and heartwarming window into Ian's life, Odd Birds is a must-listen for fans of nature writing and memoir alike.

©2017 Ian Harding (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

"Harding fondly shares observant moments in nature, during which his love of animals is evident in his pleasant tone punctuated by moments of awe." — AudioFile Magazine

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Lovely

As if I didn’t love Ian already, this just cemented it. I really enjoyed this book and it was a big plus for Ian himself to narrate it! My fav autobiography audiobooks are when the author narrates it as well.

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Love an Autobiography

If you like autobiographies, then you should definitely give this a listen. Ian Harding introduces us to the world of birding and uses birds as metaphors for his life’s adventures. Harding is able to make the world of birding and his Hollywood adventures entertaining yet relatable. Honestly, this did not feel like a book written by an actor - and that’s a compliment!

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Ian Harding: Actor, Birder, and an Magical Author

After reading Scrappy Little Nobody, I craved for more funny and charming, but serious memoir from a celebrity, and then, I remembered Odd Birds by Ian Harding. The book is not precisely like Scrappy Little Nobody, but it has its charms that I believe people will love.

Ian talks a lot about birds in this memoir. At first, I thought he was going to dump information after information of birds. What Ian did, however, was he explained how birds were a big part of his life. From his memories as a small boy to the man that he is now. Odd Birds might not contain the deep topics that we usually find in biographies or memoirs, but this book will capture your heart.

I used to see Ian as that handsome teacher from Pretty Little Liars. Every episode, I told myself, "I wish I could be like Ian. He has no problems or whatever. He is living the life," but behind the camera is a different kind of Ian. He also struggles, and life isn't always kind to him. I love the lesson that Odd Birds gave me. Very memorable and a must read.

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Fantastic

He was so easy to listen to. The stories make you daydream. It was nice to see about his life but not be all about him.

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Not such an odd bird after all.

i loved that the book was narrated by Ian Harding. I feel that it gave more depth and meaning to his memories and stories. The book was like having a conversation with an old friend. I connected to in a few ways...its okay to an odd bird. lol. i suggest the book as a light read. It definitely is well written with hints of humor, in which i sincerely laughed out loud. Plus your a plls fan (like myself you get to hear about some off screen activities.) Ian...if you read this hope you write another book soon..maybe you'll seee a condor by then!

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Great listen

Really loved this book. Also very enjoyable for those who don't know Ian from PLL. He got me interested in birding. Highly recommend, great storytelling.

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Ian is incredible grounded!

I really enjoyed Ian's story, his little tidbits about PLL were perfect, but I enjoyed getting to know him as a human, and bird lover, as well.

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I highly recommend the book!

The book is great! I did not know what to expect. Especially because the title is also very "odd", but Ian shares his small stories of his life in a wonderful way. He uses a lot of great metaphors and similes that made me laugh so many times troughout the book. The story isn't extraordinary but all those bird stories are surprisingly very fun to listen to! I see birds in a different way now..Long story short the audio book is really good I recommend it!

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Enjoyable as a birder

I really enjoyed the book as an amateur birder and a PLL fan. Ian's experiences birding were short and light hearted enough to keep non-birders interested too.

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Amazing.

The narrator makes the book.
I didnt know if I was going to enjoy a book about bird watching but they way the story fits with the birds makes it intregining. Really, really great book defiantly would recommend.