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Bird by Bird

Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Anne Lamott

"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...
Publish Date
1995
August 31
First Published in 1994
Goodreads rating
4.22
ISBN
8601404243813
Recommendations
12
Recommendations
Fantastic book.      source
A really great writing book and it’s a good read.      source
One of the greatest things ever.      source
Nov 25, 2020
“Bird by Bird,” by Anne Lamott, is my go-to gift or recommendation for anyone interested in writing, though it is as much a treatise on life as it is a creative-writing primer.      source
Ostensibly about the art of writing, but really it too is about life and how to tackle the problems, temptations and opportunities life throws at us.      source
Oct 28, 2018
This is a great book on becoming a better writer:      source
Mar 31, 2020
Today’s reading suggestions: Writing guides that are also entertaining and enlightening and fun and poignant and no matter what you do, you will relate. BIRD BY BIRD by @ANNELAMOTT (I’ve re-read this wonderful book more than any other) ON WRITING by @StephenKing #StayHome      source
I love Bird by Bird. Such a good book.      source
I love reading about writers and the process of writing.      source
Sep 17, 2020
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (Anne Lamott) - my reading notes Everyone who produces text should read this book, period.      source
@dayswithe @ANNELAMOTT Bird by Bird is an amazing book. Also, I love you. So much.      source
Feb 03, 2021
Aspiring novelists + writers, take note! ⬇️📚⬇️ + books I routinely recommend are @StephenKing's On Writing + @ANNELAMOTT's Bird by Bird #BYDN #VirtualWaterCooler #WritingCommunity #BookBoost #booktwitter      source