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Sep 08, 2015 Koeeoaddi rated it really liked it
Man, I loved this book! Wise, inspiring, self-effacing and humane. And funny. It didn't hurt that we are the same age and have similar outlooks. Excepting her religion, which she seems more than happy to exempt you from, with good humor and without judgement. I don't know how much I'll take away from the book and use, but I sure liked the author a lot.
Jan 13, 2008 Daniel rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Those writing creatively or considering doing so
"Bird by Bird" is more of an inspirational book for those trying to or already writing creatively than an instructional book on writing. Within those confines, it's pretty good. Every time the book verges on becoming too spiritual, Lamott undercuts that sentiment with a judicious use of the F-word. Much better than a book it's sometimes recommended alongside, Natalie Goldberg's "Writing Down the Bones," which I couldn't finish.
Jul 28, 2008 Amy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who likes to write
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the book gets way better after a few chapters. in the beginning i found her metaphors and similes really dumb; like she was trying way too hard to be funny. but eh, i like her now...maybe i started reading the book with a bad attitude and she warmed me up. she is pretty cool and i like her advice, i still have about 50 pages to go.
favorite part: KFKD radio. great!

**Finished the book last night and it was great. The author really tries to beat it into you that you have to write because you want t
Feb 17, 2008 John rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Writers
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Jun 03, 2008 Colin rated it really liked it
hmmm. Solid, practical, everyday advice to's worth checking out but I gotta admit to a little impatience with Mrs. Lamott's constant reference to her church/religion...
Nov 24, 2007 Anna marked it as to-read
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