your life in 6 words

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dorajar
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your life in 6 words

Post by dorajar » Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:04 pm

An online magazine, Smith Magazine, ran an article or a story asking readers to email in "Your Life Story, in 6 words"
http://www.smithmag.net/sixwords/

They got something like 12,000 entries, so they made a book.


Highlights from professional writers and artists include journalist Chuck Klosterman wondering, "Nobody cared, then they did. Why?"; pop singer-songwriter Adam Schlesinger lamenting, "We still don't hear a single"; and comic strip artist Keith Knight illustrating "I was a Michael Jackson impersonator." At their best, these nano-memoirs evoke the same kind of rich emotional responses as a good story: 9 year old Hannah Davies considers herself "Cursed with cancer. Blessed by friends"; Zak Nelson says "I still make coffee for two"; Scott Birch claims "Most successful accomplishments based on spite." Some entries read like bumper stickers (Rip Riley: "No wife. No kids. No problems"), and others are just plain weird (Amy Sedaris: "Mushrooms. Clowns. Wands. Five. Wig. Thatched").

So. Your life in 6 words. Go.

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Post by dorajar » Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:05 pm

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Post by WhatsUp » Mon May 05, 2008 4:16 pm

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Post by OdinofAzgard » Mon May 05, 2008 6:46 pm

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Post by praecorloth » Tue May 06, 2008 5:13 am

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