This has allowed me to make a sizeable dent of late into my reading list without pulling a second mortgage just to pay off Amazon.com charges.
Anywho, one of those books is Not Quite What I was Planning, Six Word Memoirs By Writers Famous And Obscure. SMITH Magazine launched an online campaign back in 2006 for just what their title specifies: Six word Memoirs.
I love the whole idea. I think the Vanity Fair review of the book sums it up perfectly by stating that it "will thrill minimalists and inspire maximalists" As someone who often over words (and over thinks), I really like the notion of being tied down by six little words - like, "Come on, spit it out already!"
Genius, fun idea right?! So I thought I would share a few with you.
Some SWMs I really like
I thought I was someone else. ~ Tysa GoodrichSWMs that made me LOL
Anything's possible with an extension cord. ~ billySIRR
I hope to outlive my regrets. ~ Bob Logan
Life was but a dream, merrily. ~ Paul W. Morris
Fight. like. hell. for. the. living. ~ Susie Bright
The shit invariably hits the fan. ~ Ashleea Nielson
You are all in my imagination. ~ Becky Weinberg
Hope my obituary spells "debonair" correctly. ~ Gregg Easterbrook
Woke up, fell down, exited sideways. ~ Jim Clupper
Mistook streetlight for the moon. Climbed. ~ Zack Wentz
When all else fails, start running. ~ Dean Karnazes
Like an angel. The fallen kind. ~ Rick Bragg
I inhale battles. I exhale victories. ~ William Heath
The psychic said I'd be richer. ~ Elizabeth Bernstein
Bad brakes discovered at high speed. ~ Paul Schultz
All night phone calls complete me. ~ Harry Manning
Slightly psychotic, in a good way. ~ Patricia Neelty
Hillbilly does right by his teeth. ~ Jason Snyder
Mom, Dad have dementia. Got gun? ~ Carol Belding
Asked and answered, Asshole, next question ~ Joe Lockhart
Shot my penis in photo booth. ~ Jeffrey Zeldman
Dad wore leather pants in Reno. ~ John Falk
Let me in, you narrative whore. ~ C. McClosky
Some celebs find their inner SWM
Brought it to a boil, often. ~ Mario BataliSWMs that took the words right out of my mouth
Danced in Fields of Infinite Possibilities. ~ Deepak Chopra
Soul'd out so I could prophet. ~ Gotham Chopra [Deepak's son]
Was big boy, now little man. ~ Chris Cooper
Secret of life: marry an Italian. ~ Nora Ephron
Well, I thought it was funny. ~ Stephen Colbert
I am trying, in every regard ~ Lionel ShriverGIANT Law Breaker of a SWM!
Anything possible - but I was tired. ~ Cheryl Family
I recognize red flags faster now. ~ Barbara Burri
Happiness is a warm Salami sandwich ~ Stanley Bing
Can't read all the time. Bummer. ~ Rina Bander
It's pretty high. You go first. ~ Alan Eagle
She read too much...into everything. ~ Jessica Reed
I always took the joke too far. ~ Thomas Hamill
Tried not believing everything I thought. ~ Beth Linas
I told you I was crazy. ~ Michaline Babich
Fact checker by day, liar by night. ~ Andy Young
I love it, but how in the hell did a seven word memoir get in the six word?! Logic to hell right there! I love the irony of that particular one being the rebel memoir.
I heart this concept so much that I think I will have to post again soon with some Daniellaland SWM originals. In the meantime, I think you should ask yourself: One life. Six words. What's yours?
I would love to hear the answer you get back!
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