(From his book jacket) "Born in a birch bark canoe in 1966, the son of a Yanammi indian and an American anthropologist, Kyle Cassidy made his first camera out of hollowed bamboo at the age of 12 after reading about photography in a copy of _Boys Life_ given to him by a missionary. His first photographs of the Amazon rain forests received critical acclaim from tourists and drug runners and soon he ached to leave the moist jungles for the city life in America. Several years in front of a television watching "Beavis and Butthead" taught him what he knows of life in America and he found himself rapidy acclimated to society. He currently resides in Philadelphia where he trains monkeys part time while working on a line of duck calls carved from the tusks of endangered black rhino horns. Despite numerous requests, he does not photograph weddings, but please drop him a line if you're having unnecessary surgery."