Bird by Bird
Bird by Bird is the bible of writing guides – a wry, honest, down-to-earth book that has never stopped selling since it was first published in the United States in the 1990s. Bestselling novelist and memoirist Anne Lamott distils what she’s learned over years of trial and error. Beautifully written, wise and immensely helpful, this is the book for all serious writers and writers-to-be.
Like a feminist C.S. Lewis, [Lamott] talks about God, politics and other unmentionables, and gently exhorts her readers, as she does herself, to find joy in a bleak and chaotic world: a leftie guru of optimism * * New York Times * * Part memoir, part manual and part sermon from the church of Lamott, this satisfying escape points to notes of beauty in our uncertain world * * People * * Anne Lamott has a rare talent for making writing look easy . . . Given the warmth, liveliness and intimacy of her prose, time with one of her books can feel like a visit with a friend * * Wall Street Journal * * I keep learning a lot from the clear and great Annie Lamott. I think you will, too -- GLORIA STEINEM Praise for Almost Everything: Anne Lamott is a cause for celebration. [Her] real genius lies in capturing the ineffable, describing not perfect moments, but imperfect ones . . . perfectly. She is nothing short of miraculous * * New Yorker * * Deftly and honestly explores the mental challenges of being a writer, and Lamott's advice is, simply put, invaluable * * Bustle * * A treasure trove of insight both practical and profound, timelessly revisitable and yielding deeper resonance each time * * Brain Pickings * * [A] classic of the genre . . . The lessons she shares with her students . . . are refreshing * * Guardian * * A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps * * Los Angeles Times * * Superb writing advice . . . hilarious, helpful and provocative * * New York Times Book Review * *
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