Not Quite What I Was Planning

2/13/2008:

Here’s a book that was released last week, which includes quotes from two Hoboken residents: Writer Martha Garvey, and Hoboken Reporter Editor Caren Matzner.

Currently a 5-star rated book at Amazon.com! See video featurette at the end.

One Life. Six Words. What’s Yours?

Deceptively simple and surprisingly addictive, Not Quite What I Was Planning is a thousand glimpses of humanity—six words at a time.

When Hemingway famously wrote, “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn,” he proved that an entire story can be told using a half dozen words. When the online storytelling magazine SMITH asked readers to submit six-word memoirs, they proved a whole, real life can be told this way too. The results are fascinating, hilarious, shocking, and moving.

From small sagas of bittersweet romance (“Found true love, married someone else”) to proud achievements and stinging regrets (“After Harvard, had baby with crackhead”), these terse true tales relate the diversity of human experience in tasty bite-sized pieces. From authors Jonathan Lethem and Richard Ford to comedians Stephen Colbert and Amy Sedaris, to ordinary folks around the world, everyone has a six-word story to tell.

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HobokenKnight
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HobokenKnight
8 years 7 months ago

Clemens / McNamee, HGH / steroids, you decide

MF
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8 years 7 months ago

continued security, less spending, john mccain

devilgirl
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devilgirl
8 years 7 months ago

Rain falls down, streets become rivers.

devilgirl
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devilgirl
8 years 7 months ago

Too much drink, who are you?

rag246
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rag246
8 years 7 months ago

Cat’s breath smells like cat food.

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