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

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Deceptively simple and suspiciously addictive, "Not Quite What I Was Planning: And Other Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure" is a thousand little glimpses at humanity - six words at a time. In 2006, "SMITH" Magazine decided to give people the opportunity to answer a Hemingway inspired challenge: What would a six-word memoir look like? Within weeks, submissions were coming in by the thousands and this book is the fruit of this amazing response. Famous contributors range from Joan Rivers to Dave Eggers, Mario Batali to Jonathan Lethem, Deepak Chopra to Moby. Most of the contributions, however, came from amateur writers. Examples; From Aimee Mann: 'Couldn't cope so I wrote songs.'; From Joyce Carol Oates: 'Revenge is living well, without you.'; From Joan Rivers: 'Liars, hysterectomy didn't improve sex life!'; And from unknown writers we have: Never really finished anything, except cake.Found true love, married someone else; Study mathematics. Marry slut. Sum bad; Caring for parents. Life is circular. This title presents a glorious mishmash of these and myriad other voices. It's a thousand little windows into humanity-six words at a time.

Whether the results are shocking, strange, silly, or sad, they are always entertaining, often inspiring, and totally addictive.

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