Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Mini Memoirs Get The Party Started

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Nothing gets the party started like reading mini memoirs.

In his book Not Quite What I was Planning (Harper Perennial), Larry Smith – the editor of Smith magazine – compiled hundreds of six-word memoirs sent in by his magazine’s readers, as well as by famous writers and celebrities.

Celebrity six-word slingers include chef Mario Batali, who wrote “Brought it to a boil, often” and Joan Rivers, who penned “Liars, hysterectomy didn’t improve sex life!”

Smith calls the mini memoirs an “accessible form of storytelling” that he believes can be great at parties.

He says, “Instead of bringing a bottle of wine to a party, you can bring a few copies of the book with you. It’s an instant conversation starter where everyone can read them or make up their own.”

Though people may find it hard to write their life story in so few words, Smith says the little literature can be “the beginning of people’s story, not the end.”

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