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Bird by Bird

Instructions on Writing and Life

By Anne Lamott

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| Paperback | 9780385480017

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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 Continue

"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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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    對於不得不寫的人們而言,這本書陪伴你從小我寫起,以大我為目標,直搗讀者自己書寫的理由與熱情。

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    A Quirky but Fun Read

    I bought this book in September 2007 and started to really read it in October 2008. This is one book that you cannot read in a rush. Every now and then the writer's antics may make you groan and wish that she could just quickly get to the point rathe ...(continue)

    I bought this book in September 2007 and started to really read it in October 2008. This is one book that you cannot read in a rush. Every now and then the writer's antics may make you groan and wish that she could just quickly get to the point rather than going back to her jungle drums recitals and the likes. Nevertheless, it is still a fun read and when she is not being her neurotic self, "the instructions on writing and life" are pretty wise too.

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    msibat said on Oct 8, 2008 | Add your feedback

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  • English Books
  • Paperback 239 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0385480016
  • ISBN-13: 9780385480017
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • Publish date: 2007-02-03
  • Dimensions: 97 mm x 903 mm x 1,270 mm
  • Also available as: Hardcover , Audio Cassette , eBook
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