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Bird by Bird Summary
Anne Lamott

Everything you need to understand or teach Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott.

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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
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Bird by Bird Summary

Plot Summary

This non-fiction book, published in 1994, is like a written course on writing and life in which Anne Lamott provides intimate details of her life. These life experiences form the basis for her approach to writing. Her life also provides the material from which she writes. Bird by Bird is a collection of very personal and sometimes tragic life experiences intertwined with various writing methods.

The narrative of Anne's life begins with her father who was also an author. He and his family often socialized with creative and artistic writers, and such social interactions are vivid in Anne's memory. They shape her initial experiences with the written word and the lifestyle of those who write.

A love of books and a deep connection to the experiences presented in the written word provide an escape for Anne as she navigates her childhood and adolescent years. Anne is a nervous child...

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