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Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
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Jun 06, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: memoir, on-writing
Recommended to lee lee by: barnes and noble?
Recommended for: readers & writers
Read in October, 2009

i haven't read this entire book in a long time. but, i remember lots of underlining and lots of laughing out loud. lamott has a simple way of saying very complex things.

i use the chapter called "The Moral Point of View" for week one of my memoir writing class. it usually prompts some discussion of whether or not morals are actually required for writing your memoir. i do agree with what lamott's saying--and, usually, students agree too. however, she waxes a little philosophic at the end of the chapter. [i wish she would've kept it simple.] however, the book is still Totally Worth a Read. even if you don't want to write, you'll probably learn a lot about life.
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