Super smart-assed summaries of a bunch of 20-30 year old movies. I can see how a lot of people would find it hilarious, but it just didn’t do it for me. Maybe I don’t like movies enough. Or maybe I’m too old.
I hadn’t read Bird by Bird in years so when the 25th anniversary edition popped up on Overdrive, I checked it out. I didn’t love it quite as much as I did the first time, but only because her voice and advice weren’t the revelation now that they were way back when.
Lamott isn’t perfect (and I’m positive would never ever claim to be), but her advice is practical and caring and inspirational all at the same time. How I wish I’d had a creative writing teacher like her.