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Sunday, August 12, 2012
6-Word Memoirs On Bottlecaps
Recently, I bought a bottle of mint tea at a gas station. I was amused to find that it had a "6-Word Memoir" on the inside of the bottlecap: "I want to be Tina Fey" by Elle McPherson. Apparently, the memoirs are a marketing gimmick by Honest Tea. The marketing copy claims that the idea came from "Ernest Hemingway's legendary six-word novel ('For sale: baby shoes, never worn')".
I did some research, and it doesn't appear that Hemingway ever wrote that story. Playwright John de Groot did however in a play about Hemingway.
It's also not really a story and certainly not a novel.
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