Musings on children's and YA literature, the academy, and the relationship between them, from an English professor and mother.
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
So here I am in this book with my six-word memoir.* And I'm in some pretty illustrious company, let me tell you! Including at least two fabulous children's authors, Mitali Perkins and Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket). Handler's memoir reads like this: "What? Lemony Snicket? Lemony Snicket? What?"
Now, here are six other memoirs, one of them mine. Match them to the right writers, and you may win your own copy of the book! (If more than one person gets them right, I'll choose a winner at random.) You can leave your answer in the comments or email me (address over on the right, in "About Me"). Get your answers to me by this time next week--Tuesday, February 12 in the early afternoon--and I'll notify the winner as soon as possible. Have fun!
1. New Jersey to California. Thank God.
2. Fight, work, persevere--gain slight notoriety.
3. Learned reading, writing, forgot arithmetic.
4. Started small, grew, peaked, shrunk, vanished.
5. Here: Macaca! There: American! Where, beloved?
6. Me see world! Me write stories!
B. Ayelet Waldman
C. Mitali Perkins
D. Elizabeth Gilbert
E. George Saunders
F. Harvey Pekar
*It's a good thing I've had other things published. Otherwise my new memoir would read: "Finally, I'm published! My name's misspelled." Sigh. Luckily I'm used to it.