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Melissa Donahoe

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  • Bird by Bird

  • Some Instructions on Writing and Life
  • By: Anne Lamott
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,097
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,881
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,862

A New York Times best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction, Anne Lamott was also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. As much a guide to writing as an exploration of the emotional challenges of being a writer, Bird by Bird offers a candid and often humorous look at how to tackle these varied obstacles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A funny listen, but no writing samples to speak of

  • By Alice on 04-12-15

I loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-18

It’s informative, funny and so so real. There are so many feelings that she described that ring true with me and I certain every one else too!

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  • A Novel
  • By: Tamar Ossowski
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris, Kim McKean, Rachel Fulginiti
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Therese Wolley is a mother who has made a promise. She works as a secretary, shops for groceries on Saturdays, and takes care of her two girls. She doesn’t dwell on the fact that her girls are fatherless, mostly because her own father abandoned her before she was born and she has done just fine without him. Even though her older daughter regularly wakes with nightmares and her younger one whispers letters under her breath, she doesn't shift from her resolve that everything will be fine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but somewhat sad

  • By Melody A Silvey on 12-31-15

Kept me guessing until the end!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-17

The imagery was really vivid. I enjoyed also that there were three narrators. I glad I stumbled upon this book.