Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak (Six-Word Memoirs)
From the editors of the New York Times bestseller Not Quite What I Was Planning comes another collection of terse true tales—this time simple sagas exploring the complexities of the human heart. Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak contains hundreds of personal stories about the pinnacles and pitfalls of romance. Brilliant in their ...more
I, of course, had to come up with my own (though it se ...more
"My life's accomplishments? Sanity, and you." - Elizabeth Gilbert
"Love. Loss. Love lost. Stories gained." - Kristen Jones
"Loved. Lost. Cried. Raged. Chocolate. Next." - Jackie Childress
"The apartment is much cleaner now." - Daniel J. Stasiewski
"She knows what my Kryptonite is." - Matt Ruff
"Butterflies still kicking after ten years." - Lisa Taylor
"Love plus laughter: happily ever after." - Dan Goggin
"Went for milk, never came back." - Lindsay Freda
"He sees the me I ...more
This is obviously a very quick but contemplative read and because it can be picked up and put down a lot it would be great to read on the commute. I found it amazing how each story evoked so much given the economy of language the writers were given to work with. Although this only took me minutes to read I feel like I am going to be re-reading this book often.
I feel like the best way to r ...more
Some of my favorite six wor ...more
Some of these are heartbreaking, some make me smile, and some are just infuriating.
"He posted our sex tape online"
"Unrequited love is just another addiction"
"Boyfriend? In the nightstand with batteries"
"It's worth it, despite your mother"
"Unfortunately, eight inches was not enough"
"eHarmony reject, Match.com failure, unloveable me"
I read it at lunch. It is amazing to me so much can be conveyed in a persons life in only six words. Makes me wonder what six words I would choose for myself. It was a good fast read.
Not always perfect. But so worthwhile.
Love. Loss. Love lost. Stories gained.
Love, unreturned is still worth feeling.
Wonder-filled, and never a dull torment. (Diane Ackerman)
Someone should've objected at my wedding.
It's amazing how much you can learn from one's story by simply reading six words. This just proves that you don't need a lot of words to say what is truly important.
I fully recommend this book to everyone, if nothing else, so that the reader realizes that.
Meanwhile, I'll leave you with some of my favourite six word memoirs:
Waiting to forget your name again. - Cybele Paschke
Offered my heart; he embraced it. - Sue Kimber
Sleeping, our hearts touch. Fates mingle. - Sandhya Nankani
I loved ...more
Well, I will actually be reviewing a lot books today, most of them I read waaaaay back in January 2014 right after I stopped using Goodreads, and some of the books that I just read this year for my 2015 book challenge.
One of the books that I've read last March 2014 was this book. I loved it. I love the quotes written h ...more
They sent me the book and a few odds and ends -- stickers, coasters, etc...
It is a slight irreverent book. But the simplicity of the concept and the selected "memoirs" raises it above where it might have ended up. It reads in about 20 minutes. So it did not take me long to peruse for my entry.
Only, I could not find it.
So I went through it again, only readin ...more
Their guidance: "between 75 and 300."
Such verbosity for such pithy memoirs.
Memoirs? These are more like epitaphs.
Writers famous (and not so) contributed.
The rhythm builds quote to quote.
The unsaid resonates, off the page.
So, if Amazon accepts, my review:
Share with lover; discuss. I'm verklempt.
Waiting to forget your name again.
I'm not marrying for love twice.
My life's accomplishments?
Sanity and you.
I thought we had more time.
I loved the idea of you.
The brevity makes me wild with wanting to know more.
Some of my favorites:
"Not always perfect. But so worthwhile."
"Unrequited love is just another addiction."
"Hearts never look both ways first."
Only took me about 20 minutes to read but was very enjoyable!
Recommended to: readers and writers who love constraints or oulipo, people who need a fast read that leaves behind lingering thoughts, teens who think memoirs must be dull, ...more
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and educators alike, the six-word memoir concept has spread to classroom...more