My daughter and I just finished reading Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. As my daughter has entered HS and is writing a lot for several classes, this seemed to be a good fit for right now. It was a little slow for a read aloud, as there is no dialogue. But, we both enjoyed it. And, it is always good to hear an author’s writing process. Anne Lamott is one of my favorite authors, both fiction and non fiction. This non fiction book, as it states on the cover, is basically “Some instructions on writing and life” This is very true of Bird by Bird. There is some advice for writing and making yourself a better writer. There is also some advice on life and making your life better. Its a good read, for older children. There is some foul language, but . . .that’s part of life.