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:
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.- Maya Angelou

My favorite story of all time is:
I can't even begin....presently is the life of Mary Shelley.

In bed I like to read:
sampled books on my Kindle.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Salon.com, NPR.com, Ted.com,Granta, The Atlantic, Popular Science, Wired, New Yorker, Harpers, New Republic, Mother Jones....

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 laid plans are for fools.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Everything changes. Do not get stuck.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Hair: Let the Sunshine in.

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

deconstructingself’s Latest Memoir of 687

“Yesterday was, today is, tomorrow will”

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