Larry Smith (szerk.) · Rachel Fershleiser (szerk.)

Not ​Quite What I Was Planning 1 csillagozás

Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure
Larry Smith – Rachel Fershleiser (szerk.): Not Quite What I Was Planning

Deceptively ​simple and surprisingly addictive, Not Quite What I Was Planning is a thousand glimpses of humanity—six words at a time.
When Ernest Hemingway famously wrote, „For Sale: baby shoes, never worn,” he proved that an entire story can be told using a half-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 regrets ("After Harvard, had baby with crackhead"), these terse true tales relate the diversity of human experience in tasty bite-size pieces.

The original edition of Not Quite What I Was Planning spent six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and thanks to massive media attention—from NPR to the The New Yorker—the six-word memoir concept spread to… (tovább)

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 2008

HarperCollins, London, 2008
226 oldal · ISBN: 9780061374050

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Larry Smith – Rachel Fershleiser (szerk.): Not Quite What I Was Planning

Nem minden hatszavast kell kőbe vésni.

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Without me, it is just aweso.
     Chris Madigan

96. oldal

3 hozzászólás
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Oh sweet nectar of life, coffee.
     Daniel Axenty

67. oldal

Kapcsolódó szócikkek: kávé
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Followed rules, not dreams. Never again.
     Margaret Hellerstein

20. oldal

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Life goal:
Maximum results, minimal effort.
     Phil Kahn

39. oldal

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My life's a bunch of almosts.
     Shari Bonnin

47. oldal

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People always pronounce my name incorrectly.
     Linnea Jimison

77. oldal

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Carbohydrates call my name every day.
     Mary Petersdorf

84. oldal

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Danced in Fields of Infinite Possibilities.
     Deepak Chopra

15. oldal

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Cursed with cancer.
Blessed with friends.
     Hannah Davies

86. oldal


Ditched the map, found better route.
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