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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

A fun read

Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird initial appeal to me was that it looked like a little book that would be an enjoyable guide for writing. And it IS a very enjoyable read that made me want to grab a pen, or computer, and start writing away. She's wonderful at consoling us all ...
Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird initial appeal to me was that it looked like a little book that would be an enjoyable guide for writing. And it IS a very enjoyable read that made me want to grab a pen, or computer, and start writing away. She's wonderful at consoling us all for being regular human beings with all our foibles and quirks, and she has an excellent way of making me feel not quite so neurotic after all. But what she doesn't offer is any particular really helpful writing advice. She's creative and clever, and made me laugh a lot. . . and gave me something to do INSTEAD OF writing. But then, at the end of the book, when I tried to grasp hold of exactly what the solid advice, what the actual recommended writing information might have been. . . . I had nothing. But it sure was fun to read!

posted by Angela2932ND on April 21, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

slightly helpful

Lamott offers little help for practical technical problesm of writing. I was looking for help putting the pieces of a complex novel together into a coherent whole. She gives you a little boost if you have a discouraged attitude. That's about it.

posted by Lorene on October 6, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2010

    slightly helpful

    Lamott offers little help for practical technical problesm of writing. I was looking for help putting the pieces of a complex novel together into a coherent whole. She gives you a little boost if you have a discouraged attitude. That's about it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2011

    Is it good enough

    Twelve and my teacher told me about this book...bcause i love to write...but is it good enough for a twelve year old to read? I really need an answer...so....ppl plz pozt!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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