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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

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After the great success of her Operating Instructions--the chronicle of a single mother surviving the first year of her son's life--Anne Lamott now ... Show synopsis

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  • Brilliant! Sep 8, 2012
    by Bryn

    All the information that young writers need to hear is packed into this one, short, enormously witty book! Anne Lamott delivers much-needed advice, practice, and motivation to beginning writers, bored writers, depressed writers, uninterested writers (and pretty much every other kind too!) in a way that is entertaining and much easier to understand than your average English textbook. In addition, it lives up to the second part of the title, "Some Instructions On Writing and Life" by also applying said encouragement and wisdom to life with an abundance of funny and touching examples.

  • good Jul 29, 2010
    by lynnC49

    we had to get this as a textbook for art school, my daughter likes it , the book has some humor to it but as normal most textbooks are a pain to read

  • How to Write by a Great Writer! Jan 22, 2009
    by CJBN

    My suggestion: read Traveling Mercies first, so that you can know who Anne Lamott is. But even if you don't, this is a very good book about writing. She tells you how to do it...by suggestions and of course, by EXAMPLE...her own!

  • Fresh perceptions Aug 14, 2008
    by rfrost

    A welcome change of pace and attitude. R. Frost, M.A.

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