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User Review  - ValerieAndBooks - LibraryThing

Bird by Bird was actually a re-read for me. I can't remember the first time I read this (which was sometime in between its publication in 1994 and a few years back), but I liked it well enough then ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sullywriter - LibraryThing

A book I've been meaning to read for a long time. Accessible, funny and wise. Great personal and practical advice for writers, both aspiring and practicing. Read full review

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User Review  - AuntieClio - LibraryThing

A very dear friend was appalled that I hadn't read any of Lamott's non-fiction that she sent two books to me. (For full disclosure, I had read one fiction book and had found it deeply lacking leading ... Read full review

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Bird by Bird is an excellent example of a "writers guide" being both practical and entertaining, teaching me new tactics and as well as affirming several I've already learned. I would recommenced this to anyone who wants to tell a tale. Even my writing instructor uses this as a teaching aid!

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The core lesson here is that if you're going to attempt something creative, you need to give yourself permission to make a "sh!##y first draft," and then improve that. This was very helpful to me. Much more useful than The Artist's Way. Little Bets carries this idea even further.

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User Review  - TerriS - LibraryThing

I always enjoy Anne Lamott, and I enjoyed this one just as much! Read full review

Anne Lamott Does it Again!

User Review  - zzz - Overstock.com

Reading this book makes me want to write almost as much as I want to knit. She always has an amazing perspective on life. Read full review

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User Review  - lucybrown - LibraryThing

There is very little new "advice" in Bird by Bird. What made the book for me was the author's humor and wry outlook. Read full review

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