Not Quite What I Was Planning Revised and Expanded Deluxe Edition

Author: Larry Smith
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061713712
Release Date: 2008-10-21
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Deceptively simple and surprisingly addictive, Not Quite What I Was Planning is a thousand glimpses of humanity—six words at a time. When Ernest Hemingway famously wrote, "For Sale: baby shoes, never worn," he proved that an entire story can be told using a half-dozen words. When the online storytelling magazine SMITH asked readers to submit six-word memoirs, they proved a whole, real life can be told this way, too. The results are fascinating, hilarious, shocking, and moving. From small sagas of bittersweet romance ("Found true love, married someone else") to proud achievements and stinging regrets ("After Harvard, had baby with crackhead"), these terse true tales relate the diversity of human experience in tasty bite-size pieces. The original edition of Not Quite What I Was Planning spent six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and thanks to massive media attention—from NPR to the The New Yorker—the six-word memoir concept spread to classrooms, dinner tables, churches, synagogues, and tens of thousands of blogs. This deluxe edition has been revised and expanded to include more than sixty never-before-seen memoirs. From authors Elizabeth Gilbert, Richard Ford, and Joyce Carol Oates to celebrities Stephen Colbert, Mario Batali, and Joan Rivers to ordinary folks around the world, everyone has a six-word story to tell.

Six Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak

Author: Larry Smith
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061977138
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Love wounds the heart and soul . . . From the editors of the New York Times bestseller Not Quite What I Was Planning comes another collection of terse true tales—this time simple sagas exploring the complexities of the human heart. Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak contains hundreds of personal stories about the pinnacles and pitfalls of romance. Brilliant in their brevity, these insightful slivers of passion, pain, and connection capture every shade of love and loss—six words at a time.

It All Changed in an Instant

Author: Larry Smith
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061963483
Release Date: 2010-01-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

“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.”

I Can t Keep My Own Secrets

Author: Larry Smith
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061948695
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

One life. Six words. What's yours? True tales of love, loss, good friends, and bad hair days filled Not Quite What I Was Planning, the New York Times bestselling first book in the Six-Word Memoir series—and an international phenomenon. Some of the most compelling were by teens, so now SMITH Magazine has compiled a book written entirely by these bold, brash truth-tellers. From cancer to creativity, prom dates to promiscuity, and breaking hearts to breaking laws, the memoirs in this collection reveal that often the youngest writers have the most fascinating stories to tell. Met online; love before first sight. Hair's pink to piss you off. I fulfilled my awkwardness quota today. I'm seventeen, engaged, and not pregnant. My mom had my boyfriend deported. Late for school every single day. According to Facebook, we broke up.

Ich Eleanor Oliphant

Author: Gail Honeyman
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783732539697
Release Date: 2017-04-24
Genre: Fiction

Wie Eleanor Oliphant die Liebe suchte und sich selbst dabei fand Eleanor Oliphant ist anders als andere Menschen. Eine Pizza bestellen, mit Freunden einen schönen Tag verbringen, einfach so in den Pub gehen? Für Eleanor undenkbar! Und das macht ihr Leben auf Dauer unerträglich einsam. Erst als sie sich verliebt, wagt sie sich zaghaft aus ihrem Schneckenhaus - und lernt dabei nicht nur die Welt, sondern auch sich selbst noch einmal neu kennen. Mit ihrem Debüt "Ich, Eleanor Oliphant" ist Gail Honeyman ein anrührender Roman mit einer unvergesslichen Hauptfigur gelungen. Ihre erfrischend schräge Sicht auf die Dinge zeigt uns, was im Leben wirklich zählt. Liebe. Hoffung. Ehrlichkeit. Und vor allen Dingen die Freundschaft. "Absolut mitreißend." Jojo Moyes

The Moment

Author: Larry Smith
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062099211
Release Date: 2012-01-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

From the creators of Six-Word Memoirs comes The Moment, a collection of personal stories from writers both famous and obscure revealing how a single instant changed their lives forever. An innocuous decision, an unforeseen accident, a chance conversation, a tag sale, a terrorist strike, a tweet . . . sometimes all it takes is a single moment to redirect the course of an entire life. In the tradition of Smith magazine’s Not Quite What I Was Planning and the sensational Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak—and in the spirit of StoryCorps, the Moth, and This American Life—The Moment unveils everyday people’s inner lives in narratives of all shapes and sizes, with stories from six to 1,000 words, photographs, comics, illustrations, handwritten letters, and more. It’s enough to change your life forever.

Not Quite What I Was Planning

Author: Larry Smith
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061750915
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Deceptively simple and surprisingly addictive, Not Quite What I Was Planning is a thousand glimpses of humanity—six words at a time. One Life. Six Words. What's Yours? When Hemingway famously wrote, "For Sale: baby shoes, never worn," he proved that an entire story can be told using a half dozen words. When the online storytelling magazine SMITH asked readers to submit six-word memoirs, they proved a whole, real life can be told this way too. The results are fascinating, hilarious, shocking, and moving. From small sagas of bittersweet romance ("Found true love, married someone else") to proud achievements and stinging regrets ("After Harvard, had baby with crackhead"), these terse true tales relate the diversity of human experience in tasty bite-sized pieces. From authors Jonathan Lethem and Richard Ford to comedians Stephen Colbert and Amy Sedaris, to ordinary folks around the world, everyone has a six-word story to tell.

Schloss aus Glas

Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 9783455810516
Release Date: 2012-04-19
Genre: Fiction

Jeannette Walls ist ein glückliches Kind: Sie hat einen Vater, der mit ihr auf Dämonenjagd geht, ihr die Physik erklärt und die Sterne vom Himmel holt. Da nimmt sie gerne in Kauf, immer mal wieder mit leerem Bauch ins Bett zu gehen, ihre egomanische Künstlermutter zu ertragen oder in Nacht-und-Nebel-Aktionen den Wohnort zu wechseln. Mit den Jahren allerdings werden die sozialen Verhältnisse schlimmer, die Sprüche des Vaters schaler und das Lügengebäude der Eltern so zerbrechlich wie das Schloss aus Glas, das der Vater jahrelang zu bauen versprochen hatte.

Das Kommunikationsbuch

Author: Mikael Krogerus
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 9783036993720
Release Date: 2017-08-23
Genre: Family & Relationships

Dieses Buch ist Ihr rutschfester Begleiter über das spiegelglatte Parkett der Kommunikation. Lernen Sie, wie man souveräner präsentiert, unwiderstehlicher fragt und klüger verhandelt. Nebenbei erhalten Sie Antworten auf einige der großen Fragen unserer Zeit: Woran erkenne ich Fake News? Warum starre ich ständig auf mein Smartphone? Warum ändern wir selten unsere Meinung?

Hello Startup

Author: Yevgeniy Brikman
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491910054
Release Date: 2015-10-21
Genre: Business & Economics

This book is the "Hello, World" tutorial for building products, technologies, and teams in a startup environment. It's based on the experiences of the author, Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman, as well as interviews with programmers from some of the most successful startups of the last decade, including Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, GitHub, Stripe, Instagram, AdMob, Pinterest, and many others. Hello, Startup is a practical, how-to guide that consists of three parts: Products, Technologies, and Teams. Although at its core, this is a book for programmers, by programmers, only Part II (Technologies) is significantly technical, while the rest should be accessible to technical and non-technical audiences alike. If you’re at all interested in startups—whether you’re a programmer at the beginning of your career, a seasoned developer bored with large company politics, or a manager looking to motivate your engineers—this book is for you.

Die 101 einflussreichsten Personen die es nie gab

Author: Dan Karlan
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3431037534
Release Date: 2008-08-06
Genre: Art

Hätten die Gebrüder Wright wohl jemals ihren ersten Flugversuch unternommen, wenn es nicht Vorbilder wie Ikarus oder Daedalus gegeben hätte. Wie viele Menschen hätten ohne den Marlboro Man nie mit dem Rauchen angefangen? Und welche Frauträumt nicht davon, einmal einen Mann zu treffen wie Bond, James Bond?Allan Lazar, Dan Karlan und Jeremy Salter haben eine einzigartige Liste erstellt: Die 101 einflussreichsten Personen aus Literatur, Film, Fernsehen, Mythologie undMärchen. Alle haben sie eines gemeinsam: Es hat sie nie gegeben. Und dennoch haben sie unsere Kultur geprägt und beeinflussen oft heute noch unser Leben. Wer sind sie, wer hat sie erfunden, warum sind sie so mächtig ? die spannendsteHitliste, die es bisher in Buchformat gab!

Die T r ist offen

Author: John Ortberg
Publisher: SCM R.Brockhaus
ISBN: 9783417228427
Release Date: 2016-01-26
Genre: Religion

Augen öffnen für die Türen, die Gott uns öffnet - das möchte Bestseller-Autor John Ortberg uns nahebringen. Denn Gott öffnet für jeden von uns Türen - und zwar jeden Tag! Doch nur wenn wir den Schritt über die Schwelle wagen, erwartet uns auch eine Fülle von Abenteuern und erstaunlichen Erfahrungen. John Ortberg zeigt, wie wir diese göttlichen Chancen in unserem Alltag erkennen und vor allem auch nutzen können! Sein Buch hilft, die Angst vor falschen Entscheidungen zu überwinden und ebenso mutig wie selbstbewusst durch offene Türen zu gehen.