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The Church of Six Words

Friday, April 4th, 2008

I’m a devoutly lapsed Jew. But that doesn’t mean I’m completely without religion. Once a year, I put on a green sweater and go to Easter services with my wife. Even though Jesus isn’t my main man, I do find the music and spirit of the place, well, uplifting.
“Darling,” my wife asked a few [...]

“Not Just Here for the Beer”: A KGB Bar Reading

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

In my decade in New York, I’ve often been the guy squashed up against the mahogany bar at a crowded reading at KGB Bar, the perfect NYC setting to share stories, drink, and share more stories. As such, it was a special thrill to hold a six-word memoir reading and slam at KGB—and downright mind-blowing [...]

Six Words @ Google, the Video

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Here’s the video of our trip to Google in mid-February. We had a good, if tough crowd (meaning: that didn’t laugh at enough of our jokes), and now it’s archived for eternity, or until there’s no more Google, whichever comes first.

FOUND! A Six-Word Caption Contest

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

There’s less than a week left to take our latest six-word challenge: write a six-word caption for this photo from FOUND Magazine. Dazzle us with your six, and you could win a copy Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure and the whole back catalog of FOUND Magazine — [...]

On Tour: Portland Rocks!

Monday, February 25th, 2008

So, in case I’m not the last person to figure this out: Portland rocks. Everyone’s cute and friendly and literate beyond compare.
We arrived Friday and did a fun interview with KINK FM. Their listeners had already begun submitting six-word memoirs, and we got to select the winners and read them on the air. I [...]

The Six-Word Book Launch Party

Monday, February 11th, 2008

We packed the glorious Housing Works Bookstore with hundreds of the best people you could ever want to hear stories from—in six words or more. Contributors piled in from all over the country, including a certain 25 year-old Minnesotan who answers to the name Summer Grimes (seen on the still of the video below), and [...]

Story behind the Six: “Nerdy Girl Smutmonger, Now Baby Fever”

Friday, February 1st, 2008

In celebration of the upcoming release of the book—Feb. 5, our own Super Tuesday—Rachel and I are spinning out a few “story behind the six” tales. Rachel, who has been the one most contributors have gotten to know over the past year (and to whom they’ve sent photos, origami, and I suspect marriage proposals), can [...]

The Joy of Six

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

We’re not very tan, we’re not quite ready, and we’re really not rested, but we’re excitedly counting down the days until the six-word memoir book arrives in stores everywhere. We’re a small team with a storytelling dream, and we truly need your help spreading the word about Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word [...]

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