4.14.2008

"Not Quite What I Was Planning"

Is the title of a book by Larry Smith, which sets the challenge of writing a memoir in 6 words or less. Authors, both famous and not-at-all-famous take it on, and in the words of the Barnes & Noble review: "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 regrets ("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."

The Larry Smith's SMITH magazine has a website, where you can enter your own. Some examples there, include:

"Road less traveled. Now know why."
"Think I peaked in 3rd grade."
"Some say disaster. I say serendipity." (I can relate to that one!)

I've been thinking about mine, and right now I'd say it's something like:
"Work in Progress, More to Do."

So, could you write your life story so far in 6 words? If so, what would they be?

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