“Bird by Bird” with Anne Lamott

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In 1994, author Anne Lamott published a book of essays entitled Bird by Bird. On the surface, that title sounds like an odd choice from a writer who at that time had written four novels and a memoir about the first year of her son’s life (Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year). The book, however, is not about birds; instead, Lamott was referring to a family story about the writing process, and the essays in the…



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Jim LaBate

Jim LaBate works as a writing specialist in The Writing Center at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York.