Booktalk: Journalist Sarah Maslin Nir’s Horse Crazy

“In the decade I’ve worked for the New York Times, I’ve reported from terrorist hot spots in West Africa, to wildfire ravaged California, and the globe. And as soon as I file each story, I do one thing before I head home. I search for the horses.”

Sarah Maslin Nir‘s first book, Horse Crazy: The Story of a Woman and a World in Love with an Animal describes why so many people are passionate, even obsessed, with horses.

Lifelong Manhattanite Nir began riding horses when she was just two years old and hasn’t stopped since.

Follow Nir on twitter: @SarahMaslinNir

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