Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
ISBN: 0385480016
EAN13: 9780385480017
Language: English
Publication Date: September 1, 1995
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 0.60" H x 7.90" L x 5.10" W
Weight: 0.30 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
The author of five books, including the novels Hard Laughter, Rosie and Joe Jones, offers an inspiring book about writing as a way of finding truth (San Francisco Chronicle). A reveille to get off our duffs and start writing now, while we still can.--Seattle Times.
Editor Reviews
From the front Cover 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.'