Friday, March 26, 2010

Book Giveaway!

Sorry, I promised a book giveaway months ago and here it finally is!

It All Changed in an Instant
is a collection of six-word memoirs, penned by authors known and unknown. Some of the more famous who stepped up to this daunting task include: Sarah Silverman, Neil Patrick Harris, Suze Orman, and Tony Hawk. The biographical blurbs are honest, open and run the spectrum of serious to hilarious to poignant and inspiring. All wrapped up into one book, it's an easy, enjoyable read and fun to just flip through and read aloud with someone.

Here are a few that made me laugh:

The miserable childhood leads to royalties. Frank McCourt

Normal person becomes psychotic on Twitter. Robin Slick

She left me for the librarian. Chris Clark

And a few that gave me pause:

Never second guessed my own instincts. Shepard Fairey

I've done it all except hear. Marlee Matlin

With deep roots, branches soar skywards. Jonathan Blum

Only I define who I am. Montel Williams

Former boss: "Writing's your worst skill!" Amy Tan

Leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway. I'll draw a winner in two weeks: Friday, April 9th.

Oh, and you can submit your own six-word memoirs at


Stacy said...

Very cool! I'm not ready to sum myself up in 6 words though... :)

Kate Barber said...

Such a brilliant idea! I don't think I've done enough yet to sum myself up in six words. So far it would only be something like: university "student", book lover, mathematically inept...
Please enter me, I'd love to win!

Anonymous said...

The six-word memoirs project is one of the most creative things in quite some time. I'd love to read this collection. Thanks for the contest.

Si Pencari said...

This is very exciting! Sum up your life in six words? Hmmm a rather daunting task. But I really want to know about that! I would love to have the book! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

Cheryl said...

Looks like a neat read!

Heather said...

So cool! I'd la la LOVE to win!

Rachel said...

Gets me thinking! Would love to read more of these...

Sasha said...

I'd love for a chance to win a copy. I wonder what's the ratio of writers who opt to be humorous about the brevity of these memoirs and those that take it oh-so-seriously?


Jenni said...

I'm a fan of the 6-word biographies, too. Thanks for hosting a giveaway! And nice to 'see' you online again!

Amanda said...

I think I remember hearing something about this book a while ago. Neat concept!