It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure by Larry Smith“A perfect distraction and inspiration, and a collection that begs to be shared. Be warned, though. If you plan to lend out your copy, start out with two. Once it leaves your hands you’ll never see it again.”
—Denver Post (on Not Quite What I Was Planning)
The editors of the New York Times bestseller Not Quite What I Was Planning are back with its much-anticipated sequel, It All Changed in an Instant. With contributions from acclaimed authors like Malcolm Gladwell, Frank McCourt, Wally Lamb, Isabel Allende, Junot Diaz, Amy Tan, and James Frey, and celebrities like Sarah Silverman, Suze Orman, Marlee Matlin, Neil Patrick Harris, Ann Coulter, and Chelsea Handler, It All Changed in an Instant presents a thousand more glimpses of humanity. . . six words at a time. In the vein of the popular Post Secret books, It All Changed in an Instant, in the words of Vanity Fair, “will thrill minimalists and inspire maximalists.”
6 Word Memoir Project
Six-Word Memoirs Can Say It All
Have your own six-word contribution? Email us! Stormyweather Banks Expect and accept unexpected and unacceptable. Judi Gedcke Anticipation is not just about ketchup. Amy Hostetter Out of everyone, I chose you. Sheldon Fredrickson live.
Sometimes, ancillary lessons can become more interesting than the main assignment. The main lesson was a start-of-the-year project called Dream Scenes, in which students use our favorite web comics site to create a personal story that centers on their aspirations for their lives in the years ahead. I love this future-focused project because it allows me to know more about my students and their dreams. It opens up all manner of interesting conversations and provides the first steps into using technology with writing and publication. Students typically complete the Dream Scenes project at different times over a few class periods, so I always have one or two extension activities within our comic site ready for them. This year, I introduced the concept of the Six Word Memoir, sharing out a few examples and discussing the virtues of editing and concise writing.