Anne Lamott Writing Styles in Bird by Bird

Anne Lamott
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Perspective

Anne Lamott's perspective was shaped by her upbringing in a literary centered household. She was surrounded by books and writing was revered. From an early age she was encouraged to read and write. This led to writing emerging as a tool for how Anne both experienced and examined her life. Her perspective was also shaped from the tragic and deeply personal experiences with her father, her best friend and her son. Anne became not only a reader but a writer as well. She became a writer seeking to tell a story truthfully.

The culmination of these experiences creates for Anne camaraderie with her students. She is first and foremost a reader and consumer of books and then a writer. Anne is a fellow student of books and the process of writing. In this way she can bring her expertise as a published author from a perspective of one...

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