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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Member since June 27, 2012


Right now, I'm reading:
The Elegance of the Hedghog

My favorite story of all time is:
anything Anne Lamott lives and writes about

In bed I like to read:
anything, everything: fiction, memoir, children's books, magazines...

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
I listen to the MOTH

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?
living something first, understanding only after

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
your instincts are right; keep listening!

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Born to Hum," by Erin McKeown

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Anne Lamott

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