Friday, July 8th, 2011
This week, fireworks and BBQs marked Independence Day, Mark Zuckerberg was declared no Steve Jobs in public speaking, and former First Lady Betty Ford passed away at age 93. Like the headlines, the Six-Word Memoirs in the past several days show a mix of celebration and mourning, and below are the week’s best stories demonstrating this range of emotion. Click on each author’s name for more memoirs.
Most Unfortunate Summer Setback: “Middle-aged vanity suffered spray-tan indignity.” -Thisgirlisgone (profile image above)
Toughest Narrative Arc: “Final Score: Cancer 1, Dad 0.” -TawnyPort, whose memoir is among those that received the most comments
Most Prioritized: “Cowbell? My life needs more love.” -ton
Most Spark: “Prefer bedroom fireworks on the fourth.” -scribblingscribe with the most favorited memoir of the week
Best Wordplay: “Two jobs, two boys, too complicated.” -SkyeAlwaysBlue from SMITHTeens
Most Self-Aware: “Software programmer: no human interaction necessary.” -notanoptimist with Six Words About Work
Plus: Win an Ipad2 or BlackBerry Playbook by entering our Six Words About Work challenge. Seven days until winners for the best memoirs on the topic, “My Job: Why I Do What I Do,” are announced, and a new work six-word work challenge is assigned for the next round.