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  • Published: 15 August 2014
  • ISBN: 9780385480017
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $26.99

Bird By Bird


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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.'"

  • Pub date: 15 August 2014
  • ISBN: 9780385480017
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $26.99

About the Author

Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott lives with her son, Sam, in northern California. She is the author of five books, including the novels Hard Laughter, Rosie, Joe Jones, and All New People. Her last book, Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year, was published by Pantheon in 1993.

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