Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (Paperback)

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    Anne Lamott lives with her son, Sam, in northern California. She is the author of five books, including the novels Hard Laughter, Rosie, Joe Jones, and All New People. Her last book, Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year, was published by Pantheon in 1993.


    From the Hardcover edition.
    "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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    ISBN 9780385480017
    Genre LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
    Format Paperback
    Pages 239
    Publisher Date 1995-10-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Anchor Books
    Height 7.75 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.45 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Some Instructions on Writing and Life
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Lamott, Anne

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    • Anne Lamott Does it Again!
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      Reading this book makes me want to write (almost as much as I want to knit). She always has an amazing perspective on life.

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    • Bird by Bird
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      A great piece of writing! This book takes you on a writers "workshop" journey, as well as entertains you along the way. All books by Ann Lamott are wonderful, this one is no different.

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    • A very good read! Enjoyed the way you write. Thanks you! She gave me some tips!

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