Word by Word

  • by Anne Lamott
  • Narrated by Anne Lamott
  • 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

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. This recording is a 1997 Audie Award winner for the country's best Educational/How-to/Instructional audiobook.


What the Critics Say

"Lamott reaches out to her audience as if she's addressing an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting." ( Publishers Weekly)
"... she shares invaluable nuggets of wisdom about writing and the writing life." ( AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

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Interesting freeflow on writing

I wasn't expecting a recorded lecture. I thought this was a book, however it was interesting to hear the author's own voice and natural rhythms of her speech as she explains her values and priorities when approaching writing. Very good.
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- Richard

A Gift

If you're a writer or wannabe writer this is a rich insight into the habits and mindset of Anne Lamott : fantastic for broadening perspective and looking at things in different ways. Absolutely loved the intimacy of listening to Anne herself talking about her processes. This is a real treat.
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- Heidi

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-12-1999
  • Publisher: Writer's AudioShop