• Summary of Bird by Bird: by Anne Lamott | Includes Key Takeaways & Analysis

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  • Narrated by: Kelly McGee
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Lamott takes a conventional approach and uses personal narratives to convey lessons on writing in her time-tested book, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. She paints elaborate pictures of her family, friends and personal struggles. For Lamott, writing and life go hand in hand.

This FastReads Summary & Analysis offers supplementary material to Bird by Bird to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, SUMOREADS Summary & Analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes!

What does this FastReads Summary & Analysis Include?

  • Executive summary of the original book
  • Key Takeaways from each chapter
  • Chapter-by-chapter summaries
  • Exposition & Analysis

Original Book Summary Overview

Anne Lamott sets out to make the listener a better writer by narrating her experiences as an author and her observations as a writing coach. She emphasizes that to improve their writing, budding writers must make a commitment to write more. Lamott asserts that writers can develop great stories by beginning with small details, observing their surroundings, exploring their memories, and following their intuition.

Before You Buy: The purpose of this FastReads Summary & Analysis is to help you decide if it’s worth the time, money and effort listener the original book (if you haven’t already). FastReads has pulled out the essence—but only to help you ascertain the value of the book for yourself. This analysis is meant as a supplement to, and not a replacement for, Bird by Bird.

Please Note: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book.

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write better

plans to make better and more successful writing for blogs books articles summaries and school projects

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  • MR D Shukla
  • 08-08-20

Short read. Much of it not useful for me

but short enough it's still worth a read I guess for the aspiring writer (like me)

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  • A. Jones
  • 11-14-20

good summary

Concise account of the key topics covered in the full length Bird By Bird book. This relatively brief audio will jog your memory and possibly propel or inspire you back to your writing desk. Thank you Anne Lamott for sharing you accumulated wisdom on writing.

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  • Annabel Harrold
  • 05-20-20

Narration

There's no doubt some good information to be had here, but the voice of the narrator was not conducive to me being able to listen for any length of time. I'm sorry, but I have to be honest.