Friday, 14 November 2008

Autobiography in 6 words

I had never noticed it before, but I was reading the Irish Times newspaper, when I noticed at the bottom of one of the pages a strip with a quote from the American comedian Joan Rivers. I can't remember the quote now, but it had 6 words, and it was supposed to be an autobiography.
It explained that Ernest Hemingway had once written a story (*) in 6 words which he considered to be one of his best work. His' was "For sale: baby shoes, never used.”.

(*)I had first assumed that it was a biography - I lost the original newspaper quote - but maybe it was not.

I thought it was a great idea and decide to make one. Since I'll definitely never write a "proper" autobiography, this is the next best thing. I thought I'd go for humour first but settled in for a simpler one.

Since then I googled 6 words and Hemingway and found that it was a well known story, there even a book of 6 words memoirs. How come I had never heard of it before? In any case, here's mine in a layout.



It is fun, have a go and post your bio here!

{ Photo by my daughter - it was Halloween, as you might have already have guessed }

10 comments:

Kate said...

Brilliant Idea. Must try this!!! Love your LO!

Helsbells said...

Wow! What an interesting idea. I've never heard of this either but love what you've done. Hope to play along :)

Rita said...

Gorgeous Elisa!! Love the design and the idea behind the LO is fantastic!

Jaime S said...

This is wonderful Elisa.

Denise said...

Awesome biography! Love that you scrapped it!

Kelly said...

Wow!! What an awesome idea! Hreat layout ;o)

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

one of the best ideas I have seen in a long long time! Cant wait to give it a go!

Lynn said...

great idea and a lovely LO. Must try this one!

Audrey said...

what a brilliant idea. Great LO. Although I'd probably have difficulty coming up with even 6 words!!!

Carrie said...

Love this photo of you and isn't your daughter great at taking photos. Lovely idea.