Bird by Bird

Instructions on Writing and Life

Anne Lamott

Shitty first drafts. All good writers write them. This is how they end p with good second drafts and terrific third drafts.
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott (Paperback ISBN 9781786898555) book cover

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2 January 2020

A modern classic – a funny and practical guide to being a writer by the New York Times bestseller

Bird by Bird is the bible of writing guides – a wry, honest, down-to-earth book that has never stopped selling since it was first published in the United States in the 1990s. Bestselling novelist and memoirist Anne Lamott distils what she’s learned over years of trial and error. Beautifully written, wise and immensely helpful, this is the book for all serious writers and writers-to-be.


“Superb writing advice … hilarious, helpful and provocative”
new York Times Book Review

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“A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer’s world and its treacherous swamps”
los Angeles Times

“A treasure trove of insight both practical and profound, timelessly revisitable and yielding deeper resonance each time”
brain Pickings

“Deftly and honestly explores the mental challenges of being a writer, and Lamott’s advice is, simply put, invaluable”
bustle

”Praise for Almost Everything: Anne Lamott is a cause for celebration. [Her] real genius lies in capturing the ineffable, describing not perfect moments, but imperfect ones … perfectly. She is nothing short of miraculous”
new Yorker


Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott is the New York Times bestselling author of a number of non-fiction books, including Help, Thanks, Wow; Small Victories; Stitches and Bird by Bird. She is also the author of several novels, including Imperfect Birds and Rosie. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California.

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