A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

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Childhood hell led to adulthood empathy.

by jennyb on May 6, 2009   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Being the product of an alcoholic father who has spent more years in prison than out, a mother who only cares about herself and an abusive power-tripping stepfather taught me how to be a good member of society and (I hope) a good parent. I learned everything I never wanted to be by watching what my parents were. They taught me to be a good person by being rotten people. How ironic.


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