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:
Damned by Chuck Palahniuk

My favorite story of all time is:
My best friend Rob tells A LOT of hilarious stories. He's the best story-teller I know…I can't think of one particular story for some reason. I'll get back to this one.

In bed I like to read:
Books. Not articles online or magazines or tweets. Right before I go to bed is the best time for me to read because my mind is usually at its calmest.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Mostly through books and magazines, but also on Humans of New York, To Write Love On Her Arms & PostSecret.

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'm saying this constantly, to various statements. I'm usually referring to things going wrong. I always expect for things to be hard.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Don't doubt yourself. It's all happening.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Do you Realize? by The Flaming Lips.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Always Ned Vizzini. I miss that guy and his amazing writing.

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