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“Boyfriend, career, happiness. No resolutions. Demands.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

By Alyssa Jocson

This week, SMITH kicked off the year with a new book release and a six-year anniversary to celebrate, and the SMITH community expressed excitement with praise, good wishes, and resolutions to write more Six-Word Memoirs. Below are the best memoirs of the week. For more stories, click on each author’s name.

Best Revision: “Boyfriend, career, happiness. No resolutions. Demands.” -ksmolnarzs (profile image above)
Best Wordplay: “Insomnia’s got me down. Er, up.” -bbhead
Most Self-Aware: “Some days, more Lucifer than Lucy.” -ctgoods2
Best Riddle: “Teaching Six to seven and eight.” -Believe with a backstory to explain
Toughest Narrative Arc: “War finished early. Met wife’s boyfriend.” -HappyTummyNinja
Best Opening Act: “Funny Jewish girl. Not Sarah Silverman.” -amymich, from Six-Word on the Jewish Life.

PLUS: Buy your copy of SMITH’s most recent book, The Moment: Wild, Poignant, Life-Changing Stories from 125 Writers and Artists Famous & Obscure (Harper Perennial).

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