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Bird by Bird - Instructions on Writing and Life (Paperback, 25th Anniversary Edition) Loot Price: R256
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Bird by Bird - Instructions on Writing and Life (Paperback, 25th Anniversary Edition)

Anne Lamott

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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, 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.'"

"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."

General

Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 1980
First published: September 1995
Authors: Anne Lamott
Dimensions: 204 x 140 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 238
Edition: 25th Anniversary Edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-385-48001-7
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literary & linguistic reference works > Writing & editing guides > General
LSN: 0-385-48001-6
Barcode: 9780385480017

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Essential reading for writers

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 | Review by: Judy Croome | @judy_croome

Warm, wonderful and witty advice on writing. There were times when the humour was too obviously contrived, but as Lamott explains, humour was her defence mechanism in childhood. On the whole a book every writer should read for its honest look at the writing profession. Even as an experienced author, the emptiness of the blank page had almost overwhelmed me - after reading Bird by Bird I'm fired up with enthusiam again.

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