Amy Leach Reads “Radical Bears in the Forest Delicious”

Author Amy Leach reads an excerpt from her whimsical essay “Radical Bears in the Forest Delicious,” published in the March/April 2012 issue of Orion. Get a glimpse into the bamboo-filled mind of the elusive, unwavering panda.


  1. Delightful and informative, especially for those of us who know animals have thoughts, even when driven by their DNA.

  2. Click the play button and listen! This is easily the most charming essay I have read in years. It’s about pandas and the path to enlightenment. “Give yourselves wholly to a bamboo diet, and guided by firm unspotted principle, your lives will become pure and noble.”

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