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SMITH Turns 4—With Our Fourth Six-Word Memoir Book!

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

By Larry Smith

It’s SMITH Magazine’s four-year anniversary. And what better way to celebrate than with the release of our fourth book of Six-Word Memoirs, It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure.. The sequel to Not Quite What I Was Planning includes nearly one thousand new six-word sagas from writers famous and obscure, and the first collection of six-word memoirs to include backstories. From acclaimed authors Malcolm Gladwell, Wally Lamb, Junot Diaz, Amy Tan, James Frey, and Art Spiegelman, to famous folks such as Sarah Silverman (whose six words just can’t be repeated here since my little niece may be reading), Molly Ringwald, Margaret Cho, Yogi Berra, Tony Hawk, Terrell Owens, and Tony Kushner, and to many, many SMITH community members, It All Changed is a thousand ways at looking at life, six words at a time, and the one-click solution to the next little gift you need.

Join us at a launch party tonight at WORD books in Brooklyn. Details and the full tour—Milwaukee, Austin, SF, Seattle, and then NYC’s 92nd Street Y on Jan. 24—here.

Each time we make a book, we make a video. Here’s the latest, edited by Nicole Salzano.

We launched on January 6, 2006 thinking we were making a new kind of magazine. We soon found out SMITH had organically become less like a magazine, and more of a community of storytellers. It was not at all what we were planning, and much, much better. Thanks to everyone who’s been with us for these four years, and welcome to all the new writers. As we enter year five, we’re glad you’re with us.

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