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Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs By Writers Famous and Obscure

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.

3 comments… add one
  • thundy December 5, 2007, 4:06 pm

    So is it really just six words?? Tigole!

  • pablodiablo December 6, 2007, 10:16 am

    Is this a short book? Like 15 pages or so? Is there like one haiku per page? Just curious. When does it come out and can I get a signed copy?

  • jaced.com December 6, 2007, 10:22 am

    240 pages. Not haiku; six-word life stories. Comes out February 8th, and is available at Amazon.

    I’ll totally sign your copy. Maybe I’ll book a date at Borders in Torrance and you can run into me at the Elephant Bar beforehand.

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