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:
Ivan Denisovich's "A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich"

My favorite story of all time is:
"Our Town" and "The Giving Tree"

In bed I like to read:
The Backstage Guide to Stage Management

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
My local library :)

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?

backstagewriter’s Latest Memoir of 41

“John Mayer's "Gravity" keeps me grounded.”

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