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:
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee and Unbeatable Mind by Mark Divine

My favorite story of all time is:
anything about the man from Nantucket.

In bed I like to read:
I love reading magazines in bed. I dind it relaxing.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
The NY Post.

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?
Getting bored with work.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
concern yourself with your own life.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Anyone who could publish my writing.

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