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Bird By Bird Some Instructions on Writing and Life - 95 edition

Bird By Bird Some Instructions on Writing and Life (ISBN10: 0385480016; ISBN13: 9780385480017)
ISBN13: 978-0385480017
ISBN10: 0385480016

Summary: "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 bi
rd, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"
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Summary: "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.'" ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 95
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Anchor Press
Published: 09/28/1995
International: No



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