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:
"My Fair Lazy" by Jen Lancaster

My favorite story of all time is:
"Letting Go of God" by Julia Sweeney

In bed I like to read:
My whiny little journal, obsessively . . . mostly proofing for grammatical errors and fretting a lot . . .

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
I listen to stories on podcasts. My favorites are "The Moth" and "This American Life".

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?
I'm an overdressed underachiever.

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“Eating everything I want until midnight.”

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