Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure
A fascinating, addictively compelling, illustrated collection of six-word memoirs that are alternately humorous, sad, and strange, from writers both famous and obscure. 32 b&w illustrations throughout.
If you had to describe your life in six words, what would you say? That's what Smith magazine asked and the resulting book is simple and surprisingly addictive. The entries range from comical to depressing to motivational to downright bizarre. Here are some examples: "Cursed with cancer. Blessed by friends." "Seventy years, few tears, hairy ears." "Let's just be friends, she said." What I like about this book is that it shows how much can be said in so few words. My favorite: "Wandering imagination opens doors to paradise." If you're feeling inspired, go to sixwordmemoir.com and add your own.
-- by Dan M.