RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 32132867 LA English T1 Bird by bird : some instructions on writing and life A1 Lamott, Anne., PB Anchor Books PP New York YR 1995 SN 0385480016 9780385480017 9781439558164 1439558167 AB The author of five books, including the novels Hard Laughter, Rosie and Joe Jones, offers an "inspiring book about writing as a way of finding truth" (San Francisco Chronicle). "A reveille to get off our duffs and start writing now, while we still can".--Seattle Times. "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.'"