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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (189 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Lamott Narrator: Anne Lamott Publisher: Writer's AudioShop Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Writing, like life, can be a difficult process, you just have to take it Word by Word. Provocative and witty, Lamott takes you beyond her book Bird by Bird and into her writer's mind. She won't tell you about plot points or how to get published, because, frankly, she doesn't think they're important. Good writing, she says, slows you down, opens your heart, and arrives through your fingers, knowing what it's about. You'll learn how to keep things simple and how to write honestly about life, family, and friends. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monica | 12/10/2013

    " The inserted foul language and tone nearly caused me to abandon this early on. Ann, however, reminds me of someone I dearly love and the topic kept my attention. Holding onto the fishing line, I gleaned some valuable composites and felt the presence of my friend of so long ago. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Desive | 9/10/2013

    " I listened to this on cassette so much that the tape broke and I now need to replace it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 6/13/2013

    " Purchased on my iPhone and plan to test this out during my daily one hour commute. I've listened to samples and I can say that her speaking voice is dull and nowhere near as engaging as her words, so I think it will be challenging to listen to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 4/19/2013

    " This is actually a recording of a speaking engagement, not a true audio book. However, it provides additional bits of advice and encouragement for writers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy | 3/20/2013

    " A terrfic listen for those who want to write but whose fear of being only a B+ isn't good enough holds them back. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay | 1/13/2013

    " This is an audio of a lecture given by Anne Lamott about writing. She tells a number of entertaining and (some) informational stories and provides some "point solutions" for writing. Her casual tone helped the story. Practice, practice, practice. I liked her Bird by Bird a bit better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisabeth Newbold | 1/8/2013

    " Audio book - I really wanted to hear what she sounds like! Her trademark humor comes through and also her unabashed realism about motherhood, writing, and life. It made me become a bit more alive/aware of my surroundings. She speaks well to the writer within me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Bagley | 2/8/2012

    " Totally honest, inspiring and encouraging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 fleegan | 12/19/2011

    " Great information and pretty entertaining for nonfiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy | 5/11/2011

    " A terrfic listen for those who want to write but whose fear of being only a B+ isn't good enough holds them back. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 7/7/2010

    " This is actually a recording of a speaking engagement, not a true audio book. However, it provides additional bits of advice and encouragement for writers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 2/7/2010

    " Purchased on my iPhone and plan to test this out during my daily one hour commute. I've listened to samples and I can say that her speaking voice is dull and nowhere near as engaging as her words, so I think it will be challenging to listen to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisabeth | 8/14/2009

    " Audio book - I really wanted to hear what she sounds like! Her trademark humor comes through and also her unabashed realism about motherhood, writing, and life. It made me become a bit more alive/aware of my surroundings. She speaks well to the writer within me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donald | 11/12/2008

    " This came across as more of a speaking engagement/ pep talk for a writing group. Anne Lamott is engaging and witty. She also comes across as down to earth and very real.

    As one who writes, I may revisit this one if I need a cheerleader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 fleegan | 7/24/2007

    " Great information and pretty entertaining for nonfiction. "

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About the Author
Author Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Stitches; Help, Thanks, Wow; Some Assembly Required; Grace (Eventually); Plan B; and Traveling Mercies, among others. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame.