For a quarter century, more than a million readers and listeners – scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities – have been inspired by Anne Lamotts hilarious, big-hearted, homespun advice. Advice that begins with the simple words of wisdom passed down from Annes father – also a writer – in the iconic passage that gives the book its title:
Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that hed 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 brothers shoulder, and said, Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.
An essential volume for generations of writers young and old, Bird by Bird is a modern classic. This 25th anniversary edition will continue to spark creative minds for years to come.
Narrator: Susan Bennett
Duration: 6 hours 18 minutes
Released: 19 Mar 2009
Publisher: Random House Audio