A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

In classrooms and boardrooms, churches and synagogues, veteran's groups and across the dinner table, Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination or simply break the ice.

Here on Six Words, we offer a simple platform to share the short, sharp story of your life, as well as provide daily prompts to share your six-word takes on the topics of our times.

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Member since October 15, 2009


Right now, I'm reading:
> The John Lennon Letters > Dinner with Buddha > Always reading The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

My favorite story of all time is:
The one that is written everyday... life's an adventure... sometimes sucks when you go through it, perhaps wanting to switch with somebody!

In bed I like to read:
Collection of Calvin & Hobbes

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
The silliness at The Oatmeal... the good food words at Food Republic... the insight of the Lucky Peach

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
Doing all the heavy lifting, all the time!

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Look before you leap, dumb ass!

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Everyday by Dave Matthews Band when things are good. The Last Stop when, well, times are troubled.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Anybody that may find my ramblings interesting, useful or not a waste of time.

ChefJim’s Latest Memoir of 242

“I'm withering away in fluorescent hell.”

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