Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays: Six-Word Memoirs

"Inside suburban mom beats urban heart."
-Julie Gross

"Secret of life: marry an Italian."
-Nora Ephron

"Now I blog and drink wine."
-Peter Bartlett

(edited by Smith Magazine)

How would your six-word memoir read?
Teaser Tuesdays is sponsored by MizB at Should Be Reading.

28 comments:

  1. Wow. This sounds like a really interesting book. Thanks for the teaser.

    Here's my teaser

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  2. I like the one that says "Now I blog and drink wine". That one suits me just fine!

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  3. That sounds like a really fun read. Here's mine this week - http://justbookreading.com/2010/03/16/teaser-tuesdays-16/.

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  4. lol I probably love gettignmy hands on this one

    Here's mine.

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  5. I have read the original "Six Word Memoir" book, but not this one. It is amazing to me how six small words can be so insightful.

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  6. I'm always flummoxed by the SWM idea. I think I came up with one once, but then forgot it, so it must not have been very accurate.

    That's a good teaser.

    Here's mine on Rose City Reader.

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  7. I like those! How fascinating...I think my six-word memoir would be:

    "Now I am addicted to blogging."

    I like the "wine and blogging" one, too.

    Here's my teaser:

    http://rainysnowday.wordpress.com/2010/03/16/teaser-tuesdays-4/

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  8. I might change the first one a little to read "Inside desert rat beats urban heart"

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  9. That looks like one fun book, liked the blogging with wine. Now where is my glass?

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  10. Here's my six word memoir:

    Work, work, retire! Life begins again.

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  11. Sounds like a fun book. Makes me want to think of what mine would be.

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  12. I love that, and think I might read it!

    My Teaser: He's Just Not That Into You

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  13. Very funny.Now I blog and drink wine. I hope that you enjoy your book. Here's mine.

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  14. Haha. I love it! Shall go add to my tbr list!

    here is mine http://limpetsandpenguins.blogspot.com/2010/03/teaser-tuesday-100316.html

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  15. This sounds so interesting! I like the "Now I blog and drink wine" ;)

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  16. I requested the one for teens. This one sounds really interesting. I've tried to think of 6 words and have yet come up with one that I'm completely happy with!!

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  17. Another vote for "Now I blog and drink wine."LOL Fun stuff!

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  18. Not Nessie - It sure was!

    Sandy - "Now I blog and drink wine" was, by far, my favorite!

    Book Dilettante - I had fun reading these.

    Tina's Blog - It is...check it out!

    Amy - It's very unusual.

    Lisa - Hope you can find it.

    Gautami - Thanks!

    Molly - I am just amazed at how much can be learned about a person with just 6 words - this is fascinating to me!

    Alayne - Thanks

    Rose City Reader - You would not believe the time I've spent trying to think of my six words!

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  19. Laurel-Rain Snow - That sounds like a perfect one for you. I've never known anyone with so many blogs;-)

    Rhapsodyinbooks - Perfect - lol!

    Zetor - Another vote for blogging and wine!

    Margot - I love it!!

    Carolsnotebook - Be careful... once you start thinking about this, it's hard to stop!

    Miss Angie - It's fun to read, and it gets you thinking.

    Lori - Seems like a lot of us like that one!

    Clarissa - Hope you enjoy it, too!

    Dana - Quite a few of us like blogging and drinking wine ;-)

    Staci - I didn't know there was one for teens. Will check the library - I bet my daughters would love it!

    DS - LOL... what is it with bloggers and wine??

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  20. I heard a segment about this on NPR one day while I was in the car. I seem to remember that the one from Doogie Houser (sp?) who used to play a teen doctor on TV was especially funny. It's definitely an interesting concept.

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  21. Everybookandcranny - This concept instantly appealed to me! I understand there are other books like this... will have to take a look.

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  22. I came across this book a couple years ago and loved the Youtube video of it and the whole idea! Since then, at the end of each year, I have tried to describe the year in 6 words.
    2009: "Grandchildren give us a second chance." and "Grinch? My heart grew three sizes."

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  23. Kim - You pointed me toward this book - thanks! Summing up your life in 6 words is tough, but I love your idea of describing each year in 6 words.

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