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Amy
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
John
Feb 17, 2008 John rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Writers
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Daniel
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.
Jenna
Mostly gritty, practical-minded advice from the trenches, proffered by a savvy, funny lady. I was especially impressed by the zen-like clarity with which she understands -- and describes -- her own neuroses.
Colin
hmmm. Solid, practical, everyday advice to writers....it's worth checking out but I gotta admit to a little impatience with Mrs. Lamott's constant reference to her church/religion...
Katie
Nov 07, 2008 Katie marked it as to-read
Troy
Jul 05, 2008 Troy marked it as to-read
Skylar Burris
Apr 05, 2012 Skylar Burris marked it as to-read-nonfiction
Kinga
Sep 25, 2011 Kinga marked it as to-read
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Dottie
Sep 15, 2008 Dottie marked it as books-to-check-out
Linda
May 26, 2014 Linda marked it as to-read
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Jenn
Jul 27, 2012 Jenn marked it as to-read
Courd
May 12, 2011 Courd marked it as to-read
Connie
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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