Six-Word Memoirs

Six-Word Memoirs

Have you heard of the concept of the six-word memoir? I heard about it on NPR and the idea is to distill your life story down to only six words. Smith magazine has published several books of collected six-word memoirs, and the latest is called It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure (you can buy it on Amazon). Here are some of my favorites (from NPR):

James Frey: So would you believe me anyway?

Becki Lee: Found on Craigslist: table, apartment, fiance.

Kathleen E. Whitlock: I picked passion. Now I’m poor.

Neil Patrick Harris: Barney, Doogie, average names elude me.

Ha! Aren’t these fun? For mine, I went with a literary theme: So many books left to read.

So what’s your six-word memoir? Feel free to leave it in the comments!

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