From USA Today, on Thursday.
"Could you sum up your life in just six words? Writers took the pithy challenge in Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure from Smith Magazine...
...This online publication's request for quick memoirs garnered 15,000 submissions; 800 made the book. Here are what some of the more famous contributors wrote:
'Well, I thought it was funny.' Stephen Colbert
'Me see world! Me write stories!' Elizabeth Gilbert
'Secret of life: Marry an Italian.' Nora Ephron
'Fearlessness is the mother of reinvention.' Arianna Huffington
'Revenge is living well without you.' Joyce Carol Oates
'Fifteen years since last professional haircut.' David Eggers
'Mushrooms. Clowns. Wands. Five. Wig. Thatched.' Amy Sedaris"
Me again. Okay, first of all, I need to come up with one of these dumb ideas that everyone else seems to have that enables one with no actual writing ability to get other people to do all the hard work and then be able to put out a book.
Secondly, there is no question what my six word memoir would be. It has been my motto for years, the one thing I have learned that is my life's lesson. I am willing to share it with you and invite you to post your own six word memoirs below. Here's my gift to you:
Next time: More sheep, Fewer goats.