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:
anything about image and text.

My favorite story of all time is:
Swan Lake by Mark Helprin, I Am the Messenger by Martin Zusak, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safron Foer, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Marquez.

In bed I like to read:
my toes, music, novels, history books to put me to sleep.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
twitter, The New Yorker, Tablet, coffee shops, Jewish halls of study.

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 okay." "I'm not okay." "I'm okay."

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Doesn't get better, just more complicated.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying" by Belle & Sebastian

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