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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life - Anne Lamott
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
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"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper... show more
"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my  brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy.  Just take it bird by bird.'"
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385480017 (0385480016)
ASIN: 385480016
Publisher: Anchor
Pages no: 237
Edition language: English
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0
Humourous look at being a writer and what you need to do, reminding me that the problem exists for me between keyboard and seat.
Judy Croome: Author on the Prowl
Judy Croome: Author on the Prowl rated it
5.0 Book Review: Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Warm, wonderful and witty advice on writing. There were times when the humour was too obviously contrived, but as Lamott explains, humour was her defence mechanism in childhood. On the whole a book every writer should read for its honest look at the writing profession. Even as an experienced author,...
Tea, Cats, and Books
Tea, Cats, and Books rated it
5.0 Okay, fine, I'll start writing again. Jeez.
It only took me reading about the first five pages, the first five pages of the introduction, I might add, to know my relationship with this book was going to be of the love/hate variety. With a subtitle like, Some Instructions on Writing and Life how could it not be? I've been writing since I was...
November News 2014
November News 2014 rated it
5.0 Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
One of the best writing memoirs I've ever read.
ChrisHayton
ChrisHayton rated it
2.0 Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
The author made some very good points in this book especially about emotion and being able to use them and imagination in writing. However, I was disappointed overall - the book just didn't live up to the hype. I found the author's effort to be light and humorous fell short. Many of her ideas about ...
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