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It All Changed in An Instant

More Six-word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure
(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
It All Changed in An Instant
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of six-word memoirs, contributed by both famous and obscure writers, records the human experience in works that are by turn whimsical, poignant, and bizarre, by such authors as Gay Talese and Frank McCourt.

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“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.”



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A sequel to Not Quite What I Was Planning contains 1,000 six-word memoirs from all kinds of writers, including Wally Lamb, Isabel Allende, James Frey, Ann Coulter, Tommy Chong, Chelsea Handler and many more. Original. 60,000 first printing.

Statement of Responsibility: from Smith magazine ; edited by Rachel Ferschleiser and Larry Smith
Title: It all changed in an instant
more six-word memoirs by writers famous & obscure
Publisher: New York : Haper Perennial, 2010
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed
Characteristics: ix, 256 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Notes: Includes index
Subject Headings: Autobiography Authors Biography Autobiography 21st century Quotations, maxims, etc Aphorisms and apothegms
Topical Term: Autobiography
Authors
Autobiography
Aphorisms and apothegms
Additional Contributors: Smith, Larry 1968-
Fershleiser, Rachel
ISBN: 0061719439
9780061719431
Branch Call Number: 920.02 I
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Oct 08, 2012
  • Blackmere rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

This book was a good spark for my own list of "six-word memoirs" but aside from that, uninspiring. Most of these one-liners were kind of annoying in one way or another.

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