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Bird by Bird: Instructions on Writing and Life Paperback – 1 Jan 1980

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  • Paperback: 239 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group; Anchor Books ed edition (1 Jan. 1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385480016
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385480017
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 82 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Superb writing advice... hilarious, helpful and provocative." -- New York Times Book Review.

"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." -- Los Angeles Times.

"A gift to all of us mortals who write or ever wanted to write... sidesplittingly funny, patiently wise and alternately cranky and kind -- a reveille to get off our duffs and start writing now, while we still can." -- Seattle Times.

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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.'"

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