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Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
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Jul 04, 12

bookshelves: read-in-2012, on-writing, literary
Read from June 25 to July 02, 2012

Lamott's writing advices are very practical and real good. However, you'll have to go through a mountain of theological lies to discover them. I will soon write a more thorough review on my blog.

And yes, because I want to understand why so many evangelical Christians love her, I just started reading another of her books: Traveling Mercies.

My review of these books is now up at my blog:

http://www.beckypliego.com/2012/07/pl...

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On a side note, and considering how liberal Lamott is, Albert Mohler has written a piece in which he critiques her support of euthanasia. You can read it here: http://www.albertmohler.com/2006/06/2...
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message 1: by Kim (new)

Kim I tried to read it, and I stopped. I just couldn't do it.


Becky Pliego Kim wrote: "I tried to read it, and I stopped. I just couldn't do it."

Kim, I kept reading it because at least one person that I love much some how agrees with her in some areas and I needed to know more...so I just kept reading until I finished it -that is also the reason why I am reading one more book by her; the book in which she narrates her "spiritual journey." -


message 3: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Thanks so much, Becky. I've wondered the same things. I, too, tried reading Bird by Bird, but stopped.


message 4: by Kim (new)

Kim Sometimes, we have to read bad books for others. I'm reading a very bad book because someone asked me to read it for her.


Becky Pliego The review is now up, friends.

http://www.beckypliego.com/2012/07/pl...


message 6: by Ashley (last edited Nov 03, 2012 08:52AM) (new)

Ashley The review on your blog is very helpful, Becky. Thanks for getting specific and pulling in quotes from Lamott herself -- sounds like this is definitely not a book for me.


Becky Pliego Your welcome, Ashley. I am glad it was helpful.


Jeffrey Oh CRAP - I just ordered this book, but once again, I did not know that it was laced with theological lies (why are such biases hidden from most book covers and reviews?). BIG SIGH.


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