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538, Bird by Bird
Posted by dabrownofmn, Sun Mar-28-10 08:06 PM
Genre: Non-fiction

This is an advice book on writing, and one I highly recommend. Lamott is a very wise and humorous writer. The book is subtitled Some Instructions on Writing and Life, and indeed the advice she gives is as pertinent to the writer as it is to everyone.

I had read bits and pieces of this book when I was in college, most memorably the chapter on first drafts. It had been on my "to read" list for long enough that I finally got out and bought my own copy. I'm truly glad I did, as I will be re-reading this one.