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:
Killing Lincoln and The Erotic Mind

My favorite story of all time is:
The End of the Affair

In bed I like to read:
Erotic fiction, history and self-help books.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
The NY Times and New Yorker sites.

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?
All the noise in my house.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
You have no idea what's ahead.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
It can't possibly be a single song! I'd say the wide variety of programming at Jazz FM (out of Toronto) without the appeals to donors.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Tina Fey

Lesia’s Latest Memoir of 43

“The six words, they are a-changin'.”

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