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:
Six word memoirs, always checking in. I'm always reading a few books at a time, rarely finish them.

My favorite story of all time is:
The story that really began a life long journey, in fits and starts, was Siddhartha by Herman Hess. Very heady stuff for the 1970's.

In bed I like to read:
magazines -short and sweet, no commitment, I fall asleep pretty quickly

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Salon.com and everything I can lay my eyes upon. I also LOVE to listen to TED Talks.

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?
Too many frogs for me

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
You are beautiful, capable and headed in the right direction.

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