Not Quite What I Was Planning Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure

ISBN-10: 0061374059

ISBN-13: 9780061374050

Edition: 2008

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Description: 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 storytelling 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.

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Book details

List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/5/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Rachel Fershleiser is SMITH's memoir editor and has written for the Village Voice , the New York Press , Print , and the National Post . Rachel lives in New York City.

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