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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My favorite story of all time is:
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
You will be truly loved, always.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My Dad (passed away 27 years ago)

LELAM’s Latest Memoir of 8

“Fire the nanny, hire a cook.”

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