“This is a book for writers of all levels, a book for thoughtful authors keen to expand and improve their skills. “
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
Anne Lamott’s Bird By Bird is considered to be one of the best books on writing as a profession. Written in the form of a memoir, Anne’s narrative feels like a casual chat with the reader, over a cup of coffee. The best thing I liked about the book is that Anne celebrates her imperfections and asks us to do the same with our flaws. I turned the pages expecting some writing advice; instead, I was left with stories about how she too experiences self-doubt and writer’s block from time to time. Then why do so many people, including me, love the book to pieces?
That’s because the book teaches us some of the most basic lessons. Not only about writing but also about life. Beyond the world of recognitions, publications, popularity, and stardom lies the more important world of our very own souls. She gives us the key to enjoy the process of writing and even enjoy the dreaded failure. Because all of this is a part of life!