It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure
—Denver Post (on Not Quite What I Was Planning)
The editors of the New York Times bestseller Not Quite What I Was Planning are back with its much-anticipated sequel, It ...more
I was bothered by the fact that many of the authors just put six words together to make a point, not to create a memoir. They were tedious to read, and I'm not sure why the editors included them. After a hundred people saying the same thing, or saying different things but in the same way, I wish ...more
The brilliance of this is seeing glimpses of beauty in the lives of others, ...more
Thousands of people have tackled this daunting task, and the folks at online storytelling magazine SMITH decided to collect the best ones and publish them in a multitude of collections. The first two collections, Not Quite What I Was Planning and It All Changed In An Instant, are easy to consume in a short sitting; ...more
The book is listed as 274 pages, but many of the pages have only 1 or 2 six-word stories, so it won't take you long at all to read the entire book - probably less than one hour. Some of the stories a ...more
Here are my favorites:
"Michael Stipe mumbled my formative years."
"I'm happiest when I'm eating cheesecake."
"Dancing like nobody can see, finally." (Sophia Bush! I love her and I love Brooke Davis.)
"I want to be Tina Fey." (I don't actually want to be Tina Fey, but I would like to be her wife. Or her BFF. I'm okay with either.)
"Little me would've liked big me."
"Why is speaking true so courageous?" (Melissa Etheridge--l ...more
“Books then. B ...more
More than 200,000 people have submitted Six-Word Memoirs at SMITH Magazine (smithmag.net) and its younger cousin, SMITH Teens (smithteens.com). Thanks to the devoted admiration of writers, critics
and educators alike, the six-word memoir concept has spread to classroom...more