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:
Life After Life

My favorite story of all time is:
Les Miserables, unabridged

In bed I like to read:
Books on my iPad

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Time.com NewYorker.com

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?
I was going to say that!

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Don't be shy. Smile. It works.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Our House: Crosby, Stills and Nash

Peachy51’s Latest Memoir of 2

“After high school, don't stay here.”

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