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Talk of the Six. The New Yorker’s brilliant story

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

By Larry Smith


Rachel and I are running around the West Coast, spreading the gospel of six-word memoirs from Los Angeles to San Francisco (we’re having a party and six-word slam tonight, Feb. 19) to Portland (reading and six-word slam at Powell’s Books). Back on the home turf, we are blown away by and grateful for the brilliance (and insanity) of Lizzy Widdicombe’s story in the February 25 New Yorker about the book launch party at Housing Works (check out some pics here). Why brilliant? Why insane? Read slowly, count carefully, and see.

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5 responses

  1. MeGo (Melissa Gould) says:

    Great coverage!

    The URL link, however, is incomplete; this will take you to the New Yorker article:

    http://www.newyorker.com/talk/2008/02/25/080225ta_talk_widdicombe

    Happy slamming!

  2. MeGo (Melissa Gould) says:

    I think pix links are here:

    http://jaced.com/2008/02/16/six-word-book-launch-party-new-york-2008/

    http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/party_hopping/scene_sixword_memoir_launch_party_77112.asp

    Lucky for you I pick nits. :)

  3. Jace says:

    Lizzie should be our next president.

  4. MeGo (Melissa Gould) says:

    She has a way with words.

  5. Michael says:

    Article amazing brevity in New Yorker. Constantly find myself thinking in six. Candidates should debate in brief six.

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