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Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure
Not Quite What I Was Planning Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure Author:Larry Smith, Rachel Fershleiser Deceptively simple and surprisingly addictive, Not Quite What I Was Planning is a thousand glimpses of humanity—six words at a time. One Life. Six Words. What's Yours? When Hemingway famously wrote, "For Sale: baby shoes, never worn," he proved that an entire story can be told using a half dozen words. When the online storytelli... more »ng magazine SMITH asked readers to submit six-word memoirs, they proved a whole, real life can be told this way too. The results are fascinating, hilarious, shocking, and moving. From small sagas of bittersweet romance ("Found true love, married someone else") to proud achievements and stinging regrets ("After Harvard, had baby with crackhead"), these terse true tales relate the diversity of human experience in tasty bite-sized pieces. From authors Jonathan Lethem and Richard Ford to comedians Stephen Colbert and Amy Sedaris, to ordinary folks around the world, everyone has a six-word story to tell.« less
About 800 6 word stories, are fun to read a few pages at a time. Didn't see many famous people beyond Sebastian Junger and Jane Goddall, not that it matters. I had quite a few favorites, including "Anything Possible - But I was tired", "Girlfriend is pregnant my husband said", "After you jump, the net appears", and "I colored outside of the lines"