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:
Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien (national book award winner 1979)

My favorite story of all time is:
Cold Mountain (the novel)

In bed I like to read:
The New Yorker

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:

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?
Near misses.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Enjoy yourself! This era doesn't last.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
The Girl From Ipanema

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

singerwriter’s Latest Memoir of 6

“About to say no? Say yes.”

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