New Book of the Week

Front Cover

Title:  Not Quite what I was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Famous and Obscure Writers

From the Backcover:  “When Hemingway famously wrote, “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn,” he proved that an entire story can be told using a half a dozen words.  When the online storytelling magazine SMITH asked readers to submit six-word memoirs, they proved a whole, real life can be told this way too.  The results are fascinating, hilarious, shocking, and moving.  From small sagas of bittersweet romance (“Found true love, married someone else”) to proud achievements and stinging regrests (“After Harvard, had baby with crackhead”), these terse true tales relate the diversity of human experience in tasty bite-sized pieces.  From authors Jonathan Lethem and Richard Ford to comedians Stephen Colbert and Amy Sedaris, to ordinary folks around the world, everyone has a six-word story to tell.”

For more information about this book,  see Racertrac.

Stop by the new book section in Waterfield Library to browse this book and other new titles. 

What would your six-word memoir be?

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