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Top "Madness" Memoirs in Six Words


From media mania to personal pet peeves, madness is among us. For SixContest #49, we asked you to capture madness in its many forms. Some memoirs were driven by delirium, while others were nimbly neurotic. With so much that drives us wild, it was difficult to remain rational, but we maintained our sanity to pick this Top Six:

6. “Maybe it was the blue pill. ” –thepoet1

5. “Protect your tiny spark of madness.” –BanjoDan

4. “Smoking while on oxygen, definitely disturbed.” —SouthPorch

3. “Madly craving Don Draper’s unwritten memoir.” –JanAlexander

2. “Single malt on an empty stomach.” –Lorraine_Berry

And the memoir we’re most mad about: 

1. “The optimism of a Cub’s fan.”  –G_Austin

Congratulations G_Austin, and thanks to everyone who joined in the fun! Whether in our SixContests, on FacebookInstagramTwitterTumblr or at—keep on Sixing!


  • Lorraine Berry
    April 10, 2015

    So, do I win a bottle of single malt? I’d be willing to take one for Team Six! 🙂

  • J3nny
    April 10, 2015

    Congrats to G_Austin! Way to go!

  • Solstice
    April 10, 2015

    Every single contest, I say “This is the best contest!” Every time!! This time I am so jazzed about the #1 winning Six because it is true madness–the love a fan has for their team week after week, in good seasons and bad. The hope (or optimism) is the fun part. It makes a fan feel alive! So good job, G_A!!

    All the Top Six are great too, as well as the entries. They just tickle me to pieces.

  • G_Austin
    April 13, 2015

    Poet1, I think it was the blue pill. Love it.

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