The Thirty-Second Story

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Inspired by “Jeopardy!,” this Book Bench article explores “the thirty-second story.”

The anxiety-inducing nature of composing a memoir in thirty seconds is explored through discussion with former contestants of the show and by imploring other Book Benchers to compose their own thirty-second stories. Try writing your own if you’re looking to add some anxiety to your day?


Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →