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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... 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.'"From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780307424983 (0307424987)
Publisher: Anchor
Pages no: 189
Edition language: English
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5.0 Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Because for some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earthWhen I decided to get back into writing 13 years ago, Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird was the first of many books on writing that I bought and read, but so far it’s the only one I’ve reread . . . and reread . . . and reread. T...
This, that, and the other
This, that, and the other rated it
5.0 Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Because for some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earthWhen I decided to get back into writing 13 years ago, Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird was the first of many books on writing that I bought and read, but so far it’s the only one I’ve reread . . . and reread . . . and reread. T...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
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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
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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,...
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.
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