2.25.2008

Six Word Memoirs

These have been popular around the blogosphere lately, and I didn't know why until I read last week's Publishers Weekly. Evidently, Smith Magazine asked authors to boil their lives down to six words. Henry Alford, writing for PW, included a few they may have missed.

Here are my favorites:

James Joyce: Irish poor Catholic alcoholic no commas
Hemingway: All my sentences: about this length.
Margaret Mitchell: Posthumous nightmares re Carol Burnett, drapes
Ian McEwan: Formerly gothic, but, suddenly Keira Knightley

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