Bird by Bird, by Anne Lamott: Classic Case of Expecting Too Much From a Book

Oh, this one’s charming, and its irreverence can be funny. It’s very personal; the voice saves it from being a hollow mess. But the advice it offers is rather conventional—far more fulfilling if you read Roland Barthes or Charles Baxter or Jonathan Franzen—even simplistic. And that latter word can be used to describe her views on [...]