Friday, February 29, 2008

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













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

We live in an age where superficiality has taken a backseat to transparency. The veil is slowly being lifted to reveal the Emperor is really naked. People seem to be less afraid to come out with their secrets, and this book is a testimony to that. SMITH magazine asked it's readers to describe their life in six words, no more, no less. Well, that list was compiled, and now a book is published titled Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure. The book contains a multitude of 6-word memoirs ranging from funny to sad, from shocking to comforting. There are celebrations of life, as well as confessions of lives being wasted. This literary confessional booth was done in a creative way that allowed people to tell their stories, and at the same time invite readers to join in. This book reminds us how complex life is, and how some of us have a lot more in common than we think.

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