- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Anchor; 1 edition (Sept. 1 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385480016
- ISBN-13: 978-0385480017
- Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 113 g
- Average Customer Review: 156 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #849 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Paperback – Sep 1 1995
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Think you've got a book inside of you? Anne Lamott isn't afraid to help you let it out. She'll help you find your passion and your voice, beginning from the first really crummy draft to the peculiar letdown of publication. Readers will be reminded of the energizing books of writer Natalie Goldberg and will be seduced by Lamott's witty take on the reality of a writer's life, which has little to do with literary parties and a lot to do with jealousy, writer's block and going for broke with each paragraph. Marvelously wise and best of all, great reading.
"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.
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If you have even a small desire to write, buy this book. Buy it now and then get started on writing your s***ty first draft.