Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

by Anne Lamott | Reference |
ISBN: 0385480016 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 3/22/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, March 22, 2012
I found this fair-condition softcover among the charity-sale books at a local Hannaford's, and I was glad to nab it for another release copy.

I love Anne Lamott's non-fiction, whether she's talking about her son's first year (Operating Instructions) or, as in this book, about writing. Lamott's writing - and her advice - is practical, funny, and refreshingly sharp, and I think this book can be enjoyed whether you ever do any writing of your own or not.

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, April 05, 2012

Released 9 yrs ago (4/6/2012 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA


I'm adding this book to MaryZee's Bookish bookbox, which I plan to hand off to eponine38 on Friday. Hope someone enjoys the book!

Journal Entry 3 by wingmaryzeewing at Taneytown, Maryland USA on Monday, May 14, 2012
This book came home in my Bookish bookbox yesterday. This box started out with another copy of this book in it, so this will be for the next box. Not sure if I'll take this opportunity to read this book or not; this box came home with lots of good books in it. Thanks for sharing, GoryD!

Journal Entry 4 by wingmaryzeewing at Taneytown, Maryland USA on Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Loved this book! Memoirs are one of my favorite genres, and this is one in that Lamott shares bits of her life along with her writing life. Her writing is humorous, but not forced. She covers every aspect of writing, from the creation and development of a story, characters, plot, writer's block, all the way to publication and the next book. Definitely a book to be savored; I'll be looking for my own copy.

Thanks for sharing, GoryD! This will be going into the next round of the Bookish bookbox (hopefully to go out again in a couple of months).

Journal Entry 5 by wing6of8wing at Westminster, Maryland USA on Sunday, June 03, 2018
Sadly, MaryZee passed suddenly in September 2012. MaryZee's daughter is now ready to rehome her mom's books and I was willing to collect and redistribute them to keep her literary legacy alive.

Journal Entry 6 by wing6of8wing at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Maryland USA on Monday, June 04, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (6/4/2018 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Maryland USA


This book is on its way to a new home in memory of a wonderful BookCrosser.

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Journal Entry 7 by wingBasculawing at Ridley Park, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, June 09, 2018
Thank you so much for sending me this book, which I have loved and will enjoy sharing with others. Lamott's book is for anyone who wishes to be creative - whether that take the form of writing or other.

I met MaryZee once and am glad her books are still traveling!

Journal Entry 8 by wingBasculawing at Ridley Park, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, July 13, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (7/12/2018 UTC) at Ridley Park, Pennsylvania USA


I gave this copy to a friend who enjoy's Lamott's writings but hadn't read this one yet.

To the finder: I hope you enjoy finding this book as much as I did releasing it!

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