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“I never realized dad wasn’t macho”: The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

No matter who we are, what we choose to identify with is profound and important. This week, sports bars around the nation (and world) filled with eager fans gathering to cheer on their teams of choice in Stanley Cup and Eurocup matches. Whether we choose to support a team, quote a song or book, cite another voice, or use our own, we are always expressing what we believe in when we act and speak. This week’s batch of Six-Word Memoirs particularly emphasize the voices and identities of their authors.

Best of Both Worlds: “Valedictorian and class clown. Home schooled.” – Loon
Most Self Conscious: “Recently noticed shortage of comfortable skin.” – L2L3
Most Unkempt: “I’m having a bad hair life.”- robsimons24 (profile picture above)
Most Stage Presence: “I wish I had backup dancers.” – canadafreeze
Wisest: “I never realized dad wasn’t macho.” – wayword_angel, Friday’s featured memoir
Sassiest: “My imaginary friends think you’re weird.” – alexpech, from SMITHteens

Plus: Check out SMITH’s call call for submissions of illustrated Six-Word-Memoirs by students, a new eBook with the TED conference’s new book division.


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