Not Quite What I Was Planning Six Word Memoirs by Writers

Deceptively simple and surprisingly addictive Not Quite What I Was Planning is a thousand glimpses of humanity—six words at a timeWhen Ernest 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 size pieces The original edition of Not Quite What I Was Planning spent six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and thanks to massive media attention—from NPR to the The New Yorker—the six word memoir concept spread to classrooms dinner tables churches synagogues and tens of thousands of blogs This deluxe edition has been revised and expanded to include than sixty never before seen memoirs From authors Elizabeth Gilbert Richard Ford and Joyce Carol Oates to celebrities Stephen Colbert Mario Batali and Joan Rivers to ordinary folks around the world everyone has a six word story to tell


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    Rating 375 of fiveMy Review Deceptively simple and surprisingly addictive Not Quite What I Was Planning is a thousand glimpses of humanity—six words at a timeWhen Ernest 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 movingFrom 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 size piecesThe original edition of Not Quite What I Was Planning spent six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and thanks to massive media attention—from NPR to the The New Yorker—the six word memoir concept spread to classrooms dinner tables churches synagogues and tens of thousands of blogs This deluxe edition has been revised and expanded to include than sixty never before seen memoirsFrom authors Elizabeth Gilbert Richard Ford and Joyce Carol Oates to celebrities Stephen Colbert Mario Batali and Joan Rivers to ordinary folks around the world everyone has a six word story to tellMy Review I think this is the perfect book for uhmmmm browsing while you're stuck in Uncle John's sacred space Sometimes funny a few placed perfectly to cause loss of consciousness every few pagesA must acquire for those facing airplane travel and an essential distraction source for the death meetings