Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Memoirs in 6 words
Not Quite What I was Planning - Six Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure, edited by SMITH Magazine, is a charming, hilarious and poignant compilation. This is "This I Believe"-Lite. SMITH Magazine instigated the whole thing on www.sixwordmemoir.com based on the tale about Ernest Hemingway being challenged to write a full story in six words.
We read along, finding mostly unknown writers and both profound and humorous entires, then we hit someone famous. And find they are the same.
Lest you think this is easy, I challenge YOU to write your own memoir in 6 words.
Lauretta (Astronomer turned Bookseller, Soon Type B?)
And for the bookstore:
Before TV, radio, stars our stories