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Bird by Bird

Bird by Bird
Some Instructions on Writing and Life

by Anne Lamott

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2007-12-18
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780307424983
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For a quarter century, more than a million readers—scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities—have been inspired by Anne Lamott’s hilarious, big-hearted, homespun advice. Advice that begins with the simple words of wisdom passed down from Anne’s father—also a writer—in the iconic passage that gives the book its title: “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.’” An essential volume for generations of writers young and old, Bird by Bird is a modern classic. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition will continue to spark creative minds for years to come.

On Writing

On Writing
A Memoir of the Craft

by Stephen King

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2001-09-01
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1848941080
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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There is a reason why Stephen King is one of the bestselling writers in the world, ever. Described in the Guardian as 'the most remarkable storyteller in modern American literature', Stephen King writes books that draw you in and are impossible to put down. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King's advice is grounded in the vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999 - and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery.

The Writing Frame of Mind

The Writing Frame of Mind
From Bird by Bird

by Anne Lamott

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2019-10-29
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 0593082184
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Vintage Shorts selection. To the enormous challenges of being a writer, Anne Lamott offers invaluable advice and encouragement, which more than a million scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities have been inspired by for a quarter century. In this selection from her essential volume, Bird by Bird, Lamott tenderly recommends and outlines the qualities that every writer should learn to hone: intuition, attention, morality, and more. An ebook short.

What It's Like to Be a Bird

What It's Like to Be a Bird
From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing--What Birds Are Doing, and Why

by David Allen Sibley

  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release : 2020-04-14
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0525520295
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The bird book for birders and nonbirders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing--and why "Can birds smell?" "Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?" "Do robins 'hear' worms?" In What It's Like to Be a Bird, David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often. This special, large-format volume is geared as much to nonbirders as it is to the out-and-out obsessed, covering more than two hundred species and including more than 330 new illustrations by the author. While its focus is on familiar backyard birds--blue jays, nuthatches, chickadees--it also examines certain species that can be fairly easily observed, such as the seashore-dwelling Atlantic puffin. David Sibley's exacting artwork and wide-ranging expertise bring observed behaviors vividly to life. (For most species, the primary illustration is reproduced life-sized.) And while the text is aimed at adults--including fascinating new scientific research on the myriad ways birds have adapted to environmental changes--it is nontechnical, making it the perfect occasion for parents and grandparents to share their love of birds with young children, who will delight in the big, full-color illustrations of birds in action. Unlike any other book he has written, What It's Like to Be a Bird is poised to bring a whole new audience to David Sibley's world of birds.

Bird by Bird

Bird by Bird
The Red List in Thought and Image

by Jayne Ivimey,Julia Blackburn

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN : 9781527237834
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Summary Analysis Of Bird by Bird

Summary Analysis Of Bird by Bird
Some Instructions on Writing and Life By Anne Lamott

by Printright

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  • Release : 2020-08-17
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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SYNOPSIS: Told frоm thе реrѕоnаl реrѕресtіvе оf author Annе Lamott, Bіrd bу Bіrd іѕ a guide toward bесоmіng a better writer and іmрrоvіng уоur lіfе аlоng thе wау. Lamott's dіѕtіnсtіvе аррrоасh, hоnеѕtу and personal аnесdоtеѕ make this bооk a must fоr wrіtеrѕ or аnуоnе whо wаntѕ tо become оnе. ABOUT THЕ AUTHОR: Annе Lаmоtt іѕ a nоvеlіѕt, mеmоіrіѕt аnd wrіtіng tеасhеr. Shе hаѕ рublіѕhеd ѕеvеn nоvеlѕ, іnсludіng Traveling Mеrсіеѕ аnd Hаrd Lаughtеr.DISCLAIMER: This book is a SUMMARY. It is meant to be a companion, not a replacement, to the original book. Please note that this summary is not authorized, licensed, approved, or endorsed by the author or publisher of the main book. The author of this summary is wholly responsible for the content of this summary and is not associated with the original author or publisher of the main book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, kindly search for the title in the search box.

Operating Instructions

Operating Instructions
A Journal of My Son's First Year

by Anne Lamott

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2011-02-09
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0307761037
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With the same brilliant combination of humor and warmth she brought to bestseller Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott gives us a smart, funny, and comforting chronicle of single motherhood. It’s not like she’s the only woman to ever have a baby. At thirty-five. On her own. But Anne Lamott makes it all fresh in her now-classic account of how she and her son and numerous friends and neighbors and some strangers survived and thrived in that all important first year. From finding out that her baby is a boy (and getting used to the idea) to finding out that her best friend and greatest supporter Pam will die of cancer (and not getting used to that idea), with a generous amount of wit and faith (but very little piousness), Lamott narrates the great and small events that make up a woman’s life. "Lamott has a conversational style that perfectly conveys her friendly, self-depricating humor." -- Los Angeles Times Book Review "Lamott is a wonderfully lithe writer .... Anyone who has ever had a hard time facing a perfectly ordinary day will identify." -- Chicago Tribune

Imperfect Birds

Imperfect Birds

by Anne Lamott

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 467
  • ISBN : 9781410423627
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rosie Ferguson is seventeen and ready to enjoy the summer before her senior year of high school. But as the school year draws to a close, there are disturbing signs that the life Rosie claims to be leading is a sham, and that Elizabeth's hopes for her daughter to remain immune from the pull of the darker impulses of drugs and alcohol are dashed. Now, Elizabeth is forced to confront the fact that Rosie has been lying to her, and that her deceptions will have profound consequences.

Small Victories

Small Victories
Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace

by Anne Lamott

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2014-11-10
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0698189744
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The New York Times bestseller from the author of Help, Thanks, Wow, Hallelujah Anyway and Almost Everything, Lamott's long-awaited collection of new and selected essays on hope, joy, and grace. Anne Lamott writes about faith, family, and community in essays that are both wise and irreverent. It’s an approach that has become her trademark. Now in Small Victories, Lamott offers a new message of hope that celebrates the triumph of light over the darkness in our lives. Our victories over hardship and pain may seem small, she writes, but they change us—our perceptions, our perspectives, and our lives. Lamott writes of forgiveness, restoration, and transformation, how we can turn toward love even in the most hopeless situations, how we find the joy in getting lost and our amazement in finally being found. Profound and hilarious, honest and unexpected, the stories in Small Victories are proof that the human spirit is irrepressible.

Grumpy Bird

Grumpy Bird

by Jeremy Tankard

  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release : 2016-10-25
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1338153560
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bird wakes up feeling grumpy. Too grumpy to eat or play -- too grumpy even to fly. "Looks like I'm walking today," says Bird. He walks past Sheep, who offers to keep him company. He walks past Rabbit, who also could use a walk. Raccoon, Beaver, and Fox join in, too. Before he knows it, a little exercise and companionship help Bird shake his bad mood. Praised by the Wall Street Journal as "comic perfection," this winsome, refreshingly original picture book is sure to help kids (and grown-ups) giggle away their grumpies, too! Bird's impeckably crafted, hilarious melodramas continue in the Grumpy Bird board book, Boo Hoo Bird, Hungry Bird, and coming in 2018, Sleepy Bird.

Bird-by-Bird Gardening

Bird-by-Bird Gardening

by Sally Roth

  • Publisher : Rodale
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 9781594866203
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Describes nineteen different bird families with advice on ways to attract each family with nesting sights, shrub cover, and a variety of specific plant suggestions.

Help, Thanks, Wow

Help, Thanks, Wow
The Three Essential Prayers

by Anne Lamott

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-11-13
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1101607734
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Look out for Anne's next book, Hallelujah Anyway, coming April 2017. New York Times Bestseller Author Anne Lamott writes about the three simple prayers essential to coming through tough times, difficult days and the hardships of daily life. Readers of all ages have followed and cherished Anne Lamott’s funny and perceptive writing about her own faith through decades of trial and error. And in her new book, Help, Thanks, Wow, she has coalesced everything she knows about prayer to these fundamentals. It is these three prayers – asking for assistance from a higher power, appreciating what we have that is good, and feeling awe at the world around us – that can get us through the day and can show us the way forward. In Help, Thanks, Wow, Lamott recounts how she came to these insights, explains what they mean to her and how they have helped, and explores how others have embraced these same ideas. Insightful and honest as only Anne Lamott can be, Help, Thanks, Wow is the everyday faith book that new Lamott readers will love and longtime Lamott fans will treasure. From the Hardcover edition.

Garden Secrets for Attracting Birds, 2nd Edition

Garden Secrets for Attracting Birds, 2nd Edition
A Bird-By-Bird Guide to Favored Plants

by Rachael Lanicci

  • Publisher : Creative Homeowner
  • Release : 2021-01-05
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9781580118637
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Garden Secrets for Attracting Birds provides valuable insight on turning your yard and garden into a mecca for birds - many of which are pollinators! From hummingbirds and finches to orioles, woodpeckers, warblers, and so many more, this must-have resource will show you how to build a healthy and productive ecosystem for birds and pollinators right in your backyard! Featuring detailed profiles of several popular North American birds, their unique characteristics, and the plants and trees that attract them, also included are maps of their seasonal locations, interesting information on their behaviors, which seed mixes, feeders, and shelters each bird species prefer, and so much more. Easy-to-read and jam-packed with insightful information, readers will find a combination of photography and beautifully rendered color illustrations depicting each type of bird.

Summer and Bird

Summer and Bird

by Katherine Catmull

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-10-02
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1101591595
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An enchanting--and twisted--tale of two sisters' quest to find their parents When their parents disappear in the middle of the night, young sisters Summer and Bird set off on a quest to find them. A cryptic picture message from their mother leads them to a familiar gate in the woods, but comfortable sights quickly give way to a new world entirely--Down--one inhabited by talking birds and the evil Puppeteer queen. Summer and Bird are quickly separated, and their divided hearts lead them each in a very different direction in the quest to find their parents, vanquish the Puppeteer, lead the birds back to their Green Home, and discover the identity of the true bird queen. With breathtaking language and deliciously inventive details, Katherine Catmull has created a world unlike any other, skillfully blurring the lines between magic and reality and bringing to life a completely authentic cast of characters and creatures.

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America

by Matt Kracht

  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release : 2019-04-02
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1452177392
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Perfect for the anti-aviary (or bird fanatic with a sense of humor), this snarky illustrated handbook is equal parts profane, funny, and—let's face it—true. Featuring 50 common North American birds, such as the White-Breasted Butt Nugget and the Goddamned Canada Goose (or White-Breasted Nuthatch and Canada Goose for the layperson), Kracht identifies all the idiots in your backyard and details exactly why they suck with humorous, yet angry, ink drawings. Each entry is accompanied by facts about a bird's (annoying) call, its (dumb) migratory pattern, its (downright tacky) markings, and more. With migratory maps and tips for birding, plus musings on the avian population and the ethics of birdwatching, this is the essential guide to all things wings. No need to wonder what all that racket is anymore!

Hungry Bird

Hungry Bird

by Jeremy Tankard

  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release : 2016-09-27
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1338095609
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bird is hiking with his friends when his tummy rumbles. But no one packed him a snack that he likes! With every step, his hunger mounts until he collapses on the ground. How will Bird survive if he doesn't eat the perfect something this instant?! The hilarious blue-feathered anti-hero who first starred in Jeremy Tankard's high-flying debut, Grumpy Bird, returns in another laugh out loud melodrama. For every child who has ever needed a snack right now, and for every parent who has had to cope with a hangry, fussy child, Hungry Bird is sure to satisfy.

Bird Sense

Bird Sense
What It's Like to Be a Bird

by Tim Birkhead

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2012-04-24
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0802779689
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What is it like to be a swift, flying at over one hundred kilometres an hour? Or a kiwi, plodding flightlessly among the humid undergrowth in the pitch dark of a New Zealand night? And what is going on inside the head of a nightingale as it sings, and how does its brain improvise? Bird Sense addresses questions like these and many more, by describing the senses of birds that enable them to interpret their environment and to interact with each other. Our affinity for birds is often said to be the result of shared senses--vision and hearing--but how exactly do their senses compare with our own? And what about a bird's sense of taste, or smell, or touch, or the ability to detect the earth's magnetic field? Or the extraordinary ability of desert birds to detect rain hundreds of kilometres away--how do they do it? Bird Sense is based on a conviction that we have consistently underestimated what goes on in a bird's head. Our understanding of bird behaviour is simultaneously informed and constrained by the way we watch and study them. By drawing attention to the way these frameworks both facilitate and inhibit discovery, Birkhead identifies ways we can escape from them to explore new horizons in bird behaviour. There has never been a popular book about the senses of birds. No one has previously looked at how birds interpret the world or the way the behaviour of birds is shaped by all their senses. A lifetime spent studying birds has provided Tim Birkhead with a wealth of observation and a unique understanding of birds and their behaviour that is firmly grounded in science.

Bird

Bird

by Crystal Chan

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2014-01-28
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1442450908
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Entrenched secrets, mysterious spirits, and an astonishing friendship weave together in this extraordinary and haunting debut that School Library Journal calls “a powerful story about loss and moving on.” Nothing matters. Only Bird matters. And he flew away. Jewel never knew her brother Bird, but all her life she has lived in his shadow. Her parents blame Grandpa for the tragedy of their family’s past: they say that Grandpa attracted a malevolent spirit—a duppy—into their home. Grandpa hasn’t spoken a word since. Now Jewel is twelve, and she lives in a house full of secrets and impenetrable silence. Jewel is sure that no one will ever love her like they loved Bird, until the night that she meets a mysterious boy in a tree. Grandpa is convinced that the boy is a duppy, but Jewel knows that he is something more. And that maybe—just maybe—the time has come to break through the stagnant silence of the past.

Bird

Bird

by Zetta Elliot,Shadra Strickland

  • Publisher : Lee & Low Books
  • Release : 2017-03
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781620143483
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this gentle, award-winning picture book, an African American boy nicknamed Bird uses drawing as a creative outlet as he struggles to make sense of his grandfather's death and his brother's drug addiction.

Day I Became a Bird, The

Day I Became a Bird, The

by Ingrid Chabbert

  • Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
  • Release : 2016-09-06
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 1771386215
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What will a boy do for love? The day he starts school, a young boy falls in love for the very first time. He’s so in love, in fact, that Sylvia is all he can see. But Sylvia doesn’t see him. Sylvia has eyes only for birds. So in a bold gesture to get her attention, the boy goes to school dressed up as a bird. It isn’t easy, but he doesn’t care. When your heart takes flight, playing it safe is for the birds!