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:
Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond

My favorite story of all time is:
Pride and Prejudice

In bed I like to read:
Anything that takes me far away, be it poetry, nonfiction, fiction or little six word snippets. But I dislike reading sad things before going to sleep.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
The Skeptic's Journal, FOX News (they're all stories, but amusing nonetheless), Rolling Stone

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
You really need to lighten up.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Some Nights, by Fun.

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