Born to Go

by Charlie Berger with Erin Donahue – From living with wolves to canoeing arctic waterways, Charlie Berger’s memoir takes the reader from his humble beginnings in the bowels of Brooklyn through veterinary school, and into adventures beyond his wildest dreams. Not content to stay in his veterinary office but loving veterinary medicine, Charlie’s outsized life and unique career took him around the globe to experience and treat animals, while encountering, working with and enjoying the company of characters along the way including hermits, Maasai warriors, Buddhist monks, Yupik, Huaorani tribesmen, as well as the homeless and cops of Berkeley.

“Whether you are an adventure junkie, an exotic animal lover or just appreciate a darn good yarn, read Born To Go, a memoir by veterinarian Charlie Berger. A larger-than-life personality himself, Charlie’s exploits will leave you positively breathless as you skitter across the globe with him on long-distance sled dog races or white-water paddles. From raising wolves in Vermont to treating leopards. From playing stickball in Brooklyn to lecturing about Darwin on Viking cruises. Nothing about Charlie Berger is ordinary so don’t be surprised to find his life story, (extra)ordinary as well.” Skip Sturman, free-lance writer, world traveler, retired director of Career Services at Dartmouth College

Left: Charlie and young elephant — Right: Erin, Charlie and Kina
Mud Flat Press’ Lit Chat #2: “Born to Go” with Charlie Berger and Erin Donahue, recorded on 10-15-2023, length: 1:11:31. Lit Chat is a series of get-togethers on Zoom sponsored by Mud Flat Press where you, the reader, can chat with the authors about their books.

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Meet Charlie Berger and Erin Donahue

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Publication year: 2023
Trade paper, 414 pages, 162 photos inside
Paperback $21.95 Amazon ISBN-13:‎ 979-8379055004 | Kindle $9.99

Charlie Berger with wolf