the bestseller "not quite what I was planning", consists solely of people's six-word memoirs. its inspiration was ernest hemingway's response when challenged to write a stort in just six words: "for sale: baby shoes, never worn."
author larry smith then began collecting submissions from writers, celebrities and others, such as this one "girlfriend is pregnant, my husband said." and aimee mann: "couldn't cope so I wrote songs."
you can read more on smith's website, , where each day he publishes 10 new entries