Summing It Up (in Six Words) – City Room – Metro – New York Times Blog

This looks like a fun book.

The New York-based, online Smith magazine is releasing a collection of six-word memoirs called “Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure” (Harper Collins, 2008). The project was inspired, in part, by the legend of Ernest Hemingway responding to a challenge of a six-word story with “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

Some of the highlights:

Lots of folk are adding their personal six word summaries to the NYTimes site.

So I did as well – comment #353: “I am my own hero, finally.”

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