Deceptively simple and surprisingly addictive, Not Quite What I Was Planning is a thousand glimpses of humanity six words at a time.
One Life. Six Words. What's Yours?
When Hemingway famously wrote, "e;For Sale: baby shoes, never worn,"e; 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 ("e;Found true love, married someone else"e;) to proud achievements and stinging regrets ("e;After Harvard, had baby with crackhead"e;), 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."e;