Last year (wow it seems weird to write that), I read and reviewed Not Quite What I Was Planning, a book of six-word memoirs edited by SMITH Magazine. The concept of the book comes from an urban legend that Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in six words. Based on that story, SMITH Magazine editors opened up the floor for “writers famous and obscure” to submit their own six-word memoirs. They accepted more that 15,000 entries, then reprinted about 800 of them in the book.
Today I was excited to learn that a second edition of memoirs, Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak, is now available on Amazon. You can also watch a YouTube video about the book if you’re curious. And if you follow smithmag on Twitter, you can get a daily six-word memoir about love between now and Valentine’s Day. You can also submit your own six-word memoirs to SMITH Magazine.
I feel a little like a publicist, but I am pretty excited about this book and plan to pick it up as soon as I can.