If this one’s judged by its cover, it’s already pretty cool. Our book is slated for a February 5, 2008 release, two months from today. It’s called Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure. Quite the ironic mouthful for a book inspired by minimalism. You can go pre-order it now at Amazon.
The book features six-word life stories from the likes of Joan Rivers, Deepak Chopra, Dave Eggers, Moby, Mario Batali, Jonathan Lethem, Amy Sedaris, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen Colbert, and yours truly. Inspired by a legendary challenge placed on Ernest Hemingway, the book was first conceived as a contest put on by SMITH Magazine and sponsored by (the then-new) Twitter about a year ago.
I see that Blackwell has already given it a good review, describing it as “deceptively simple and suspiciously addictive”.
Book signing dates TBA.