SixContest Winners! Our top 6 “firsts” in six words

Six-Word Memoirs: Amazon Editors' Top 100 Books of the Year!

What a year it’s been. First our little paperback book, Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure, became what Time called “a surprise hit of the year,” landing on the New York Times bestseller list and in The New Yorker. Now the six book has been hailed as one of the top 100 books of the year by editors. We find ourselves in good company between #68: The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life Alice Schroeder and #70: Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt H.W. Brands.

six-word-deluxe2-7.jpgNow, just in time for the holidays comes the deluxe, hardcover edition of Not Quite What I Was Planning, which includes more than 100 new memoirs. Makes for the perfect stocking stuffer, sixth night of hanukkah gift, or classy substitute for a bottle of wine at your next party. Give the gift of six, and watch the six-word memoirs fly. They always do.


  • Jeanette Cheezum
    November 6, 2008

    That’s terriffic! I’m so proud of everyone. Thank you Larry Smith and your staff for letting us participate.

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