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Jul 28, 2008 Amy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who likes to write
Shelves: about-writing
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...more
Feb 17, 2008 John rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Writers
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Jan 13, 2008 Daniel rated it 3 of 5 stars
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.
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...
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Apr 24, 2008 Connie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: aspiring writers everywhere!
Recommended to Connie by: my friend Aimee (actually a gift from her)
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