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    Description"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'" "Superb writing advice... hilarious, helpful and provocative." -- "New York Times Book Review." "A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." -- "Los Angeles Times." "A gift to all of us mortals who write or ever wanted to write... sidesplittingly funny, patiently wise and alternately cranky and kind -- a reveille to get off our duffs and start writing "now," while we still can." -- "Seattle Times."


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    Title
    Bird by Bird
    Subtitle
    Instructions on Writing and Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anne Lamott
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 239
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780385480017
    ISBN 10: 0385480016
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-RB
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: CF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    DC21: 808.02
    B&T General Subject: 480
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    BISAC V2.8: LAN008000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25600
    DC22: 808.02
    BISAC V2.8: REF026000
    DC22: 808/.02
    B&T Approval Code: A23253000
    BISAC V2.8: LAN005000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PN147 .L315 1995, PN147.L315
    Thema V1.0: CF
    Edition statement
    Anchor Books ed
    Publisher
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
    Publication date
    01 October 1995
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Anne Lamott lives with her son, Sam, in northern California. She is the author of five books, including the novels Hard Laughter, Rosie, Joe Jones, and All New People. Her last book, Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year, was published by Pantheon in 1993. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "Superb writing advice... hilarious, helpful and provocative." -- "New York Times Book Review". "A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." -- "Los Angeles Times". "A gift to all of us mortals who write or ever wanted to write... sidesplittingly funny, patiently wise and alternately cranky and kind -- a reveille to get off our duffs and start writing "now", while we still can." -- "Seattle Times".
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    "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"