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:
Kiss Me Like a Stranger by Gene Wilder

In bed I like to read:
Non-fiction/memoirs/biographies, Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire, In Style magazine.

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?
The best things happen when I'm not trying.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
You don't have to be perfect.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Dream On" by Aerosmith

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

BigMammaPetunia’s Latest Memoir of 104

“Farts are the world's great unifier.”

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