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“I’m not schizophrenic. Neither am I.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Friday, July 30th, 2010

By Larry Smith

Maybe it was the heat, but this week you had issues—hilarious and heartbreaking alike—and expressed them with the genius we’ve come to expect, in just six words. Here are six six-worders we love from the week ending July 30. Click on each author’s name to check out more memoirs.

Best Narrative Arc: “Achieved confidence through nudism, waitressing … separately.” —CBeth
Worst Sense of Self: “I’m not schizophrenic. Neither am I.” —GoddessRock
Best Sense of Self: “I said to myself, “Self, WTF?’” —ctgood2 (profile pic, above).
Best Reason to Keep your Pokerface: “I never had a full deck.” —Passerby
Most Dubious Use of Technology: “Accidentally hit ‘Reply All,’ lost job.” —Valhallarie
Most Moving Use of the Dictionary: “Athazagoraphobia: The fear of being forgotten.” —Missmae, from SMITHTeens.

Plus: Free shipping from July 30-Aug. 1 if you’d like to turn these or any six words into a T-shirt over on our shop at Spreadshirt. Follow us on Twitter one Six-Word Memoir each day that will surely make your day just a little more interesting. Join our Facebook group where the sixes swing and hum, like a free jazz show in the summer.


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