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“Worry lines getting longer every day.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Friday, May 27th, 2011

By Alyssa Jocson

This week, the residents of Joplin were devastated by a tornado, Oprah aired her last show, and the Mavericks cruised into the NBA finals. Those were America’s stories—the SMITH community’s were told in just six words. The best memoirs of the week are below, and, to read more, click on each of the authors’ names listed.

Most Playful: “Feeling trapped in game of Clue.” -meepmeep, whose memoir received the most comments this week and inspired a lot of board game wordplay.
Most Nostalgic: “Before digital, I had fewer memories.” -jennyLovebeam (profile image above)
Most Self-Aware: “Middle class: Above poverty. Below dreams.” -grenadine
Best Imagery: “Me: open book. Family: locked diary.” -jebcrg
Best Wordplay: “Worry lines getting longer every day.” -notjustagirlintheworld
Biggest Dilemma: “Scholarships or military, my only out.” -amh from SMITHTeens

One response

  1. Meepster says:

    Aww, thanks for the nod. I am nothing if playful, but it took everyone else’s participation to make it truly fun. Even comedy requires a village. Meep.

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