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.


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

    Here's my teaser

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

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

  4. lol I probably love gettignmy hands on this one

    Here's mine.

  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.

  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.

  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:


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

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

  10. Here's my six word memoir:

    Work, work, retire! Life begins again.

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

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

    My Teaser: He's Just Not That Into You

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

  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

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

  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!!

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

  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!

  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??

  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.

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

  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."

  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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