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Celebrity Six-Word Memoirs

Celebrities—they “six” just like us! From the moment we launched Six-Word Memoirs, we invited some of our favorite celebs, luminaries and big thinkers to join our Six-Word world alongside the hundreds of thousands of everyday folks. Here’s a selection of some Sixers making waves in the worlds of film, lit, music, fashion, food, comedy, science and more.

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Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America

Six Words Fresh Off the Boat marries the phenomenon of Larry Smith’s successful Six-Word Memoirs with ABC’s hit comedy Fresh Off the Boat. This timely book captures hundreds of takes on the immigration experience from everyday people as well as celebrities including Aziz Ansari, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Julianne Moore, and more.

Melvin Mar

I owe it to my father.

Ian Chen

Designed in Asia, assembled in California.

Narciso Rodriguez

Immigrant son proudly dresses First Lady.

Aziz Ansari

Every immigrant’s journey is truly incredible.

George Takei

Even after internment, still love America.

Madeleine Albright

In 1948, I was a refugee.

Mila Kunis

A better life for our children.

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Immigrants, we get the job done.

M. Night Shyamalan

My accent has become my voice.

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Aimee Mann

Couldn't cope so I wrote songs.

Bob Barker

My life story—spay or neuter.

Dan Savage

Job requires me to contemplate cunnilingus.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Me see world! Me write stories!

George Saunders

Started small, grew, peaked, shrunk, vanished.

Amy Tan

Former Boss: ``Writing's your worst skill!``

Chelsea Handler

I'm so tired, I'm awake again.

Deepak Chopra

Danced in fields of infinite possibilities.

Frank McCourt

The miserable childhood leads to royalties.

Henry Winkler

German-Jews. Dyslexia. Acting. Family. Writing. Complete.

Stephen Colbert

Well, I thought it was funny.

Art Spiegelman

Don’t know which Self to synopsize.

Christopher Moore

Heartbroken, until the bitch finally died.

Dr. Mehmet Oz

Healed with steel, then got real.

Gay Talese

Friendship test: willingness to be inconvenienced.