Bird By Bird: Some Instructions On Writing And Life

Bird By Bird: Some Instructions On Writing And Life

Paperback | September 1, 1995

byAnne Lamott

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"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." --Los Angeles Times

Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author:
"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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For even the most experienced authors, the prospect of beginning a new project can be daunting, and Anne Lamott's best-selling book has advice on achieving your writerly goals. Her basic philosophy stems from advice that her father gave to her then-10-year-old brother when he was frustrated over an elementary school bird project: "Bird...

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"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." --Los Angeles TimesAdvice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author: "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 w...

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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 and pencils and unopened books on birds, ...

Anne Lamott is the New York Times bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow; Small Victories; Stitches; Some Assembly Required; Grace (Eventually); Plan B; Traveling Mercies; Bird by Bird; Operating Instructions, and the forthcoming Hallelujah Anyway. She is also the author of several novels, including Imperfect Birds and Rosie. A past r...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.1 × 0.6 inPublished:September 1, 1995Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385480016

ISBN - 13:9780385480017

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For even the most experienced authors, the prospect of beginning a new project can be daunting, and Anne Lamott's best-selling book has advice on achieving your writerly goals. Her basic philosophy stems from advice that her father gave to her then-10-year-old brother when he was frustrated over an elementary school bird project: "Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird." Smart, practical and funny, Bird by Bird can help you deal with any task that seems insurmountable - your kids, your job, your life and even your writing!

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"Superb writing advice... hilarious, helpful and  provocative." -- New York Times Book  Review. "A warm, generous and  hilarious guide through the writer's world and its  treacherous swamps." -- Los Angeles  Times. "A gift to all of  us mortals who write or ever wanted to write...  sidesplittingly funny, patiently wise and alternately  cranky and kind -- a reveille to get off our duffs  and start writing now, while we  still can." -- Seattle  Times.