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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Right now, I'm reading:
Raymond Carver, Lorrie Moore, and a book about Qi Gong

My favorite story of all time is:
The Little Prince

In bed I like to read:
The Tao

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Everywhere that there are stories.

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?
Lessons upon lessons upon lessons.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Be more confident. Follow your intuition.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Sinatra: My way

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Chuck Palahniuk

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“Not as complicated as it seems.”

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