The Joy of Six, Release Party for Not Quite What I Was Planning

Not Quite What I Was Planning

“Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure” is a new book by SMITH Magazine published through Harper Perennial. The book features submissions via Twitter where people described their life in 6 words from The Six-Word Memoir Contest organized by SMITH Magazine’s in late 2006. SMITH Magazine and Green Apple Books are celebrating the release of the book at The Joy of Six event tomorrow Tuesday, February 19th at The Rockit Room in San Francisco.

“Wasn’t born a redhead; fixed that.”
“Loved a man, then a woman.”
“My spiritual path is 100 proof.”

Please join SMITH Magazine & Green Apple Books at the The Rockit Room this Tuesday, Feb. 19 for a six-word party, reading & slam filled with stories of sex, love, hope, longing, and hair to celebrate the release of Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure, the book that lots of people are talking about.


“One tooth, one cavity, life’s cruel.”
“Slightly psychotic; in a good way.”
“Found true love, married someone else.”


Bring friends, your own six-word memoir, read it (you might win something), or just experience the joy of six. Leave with the book that will be swiped from your bathroom when you’re not looking.

February 19 at 7pm
The Rockit Room
405 Clement @ 5th avenue
San Francisco


“Quietly cultivating my inner Lynda Carter.”
“Followed white rabbit. Became black sheep.”
“Being a monk stunk. Better gay.”


Check out the six-book video:

Hope to see you!

Larry “Big hair, big heart, big hurry” Smith
Rachel “Bespectacled, besneakered, read and ran around” Fershleiser

p.s.: Rachel & Larry will be live on KFOG, that Tuesday morning, 7:10-7:30 am, talking about the six-word memoir book.