Bird by Bird - Part 2, Section 5, Jealousy Summary & Analysis

Anne Lamott
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Part 2, Section 5, Jealousy Summary and Analysis

Continuing with the KFKD idea, Anne uses it to share regarding jealousy. At some time or another, as she has experienced, a really bad writer will gain the notoriety and adulation one feels entitled to receive. Anne uses the humorous anecdote of a herd of caribou to justify why this happens.

Anne continues with her own deeply personal experience with jealousy. From this experience she was able to determine the source and to develop ways to overcome it. For Anne, the source was another writer's sudden meteoric rise to fame and fortune. The effect on Anne was to cause her feelings of not belonging to reemerge from her childhood.

Anne looks to many colorful people to overcome her jealousy. Her therapist, an Al-Anon member and a large, homosexual priest all offer advice. Finally, however, Anne finds relief...

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