Books We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler Paperback, 310 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $16 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleWe Are All Completely Beside OurselvesAuthorKaren Joy Fowler Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Coming of age in middle America, 18-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister. Genres: Fiction Also by Karen Joy Fowler No Time to Spare We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves The Jane Austen Book Club Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves iStockphoto Opinion 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Are Trout Too Smart To Eat? And Other Surprising Questions June 15, 2014 Animals are smarter than you think and our place in the world is not as secure as you might imagine. In fact, authors Karen Joy Fowler and Jeff VanderMeer say we're living on an alien planet.