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“Hoped for Xanadu. Settled for Xanax.” The Best Six-Word-Memoirs of the Week

Friday, July 13th, 2012

By Lucy Tiven

While many of us have spent the week hiding from sweltering climes, the heat certainly hasn’t slowed the lively wordplay in the SMITH community. This week’s Six-Word Memoirs prove particularly punny, playing off references to books, songs and movies.

Best Wordplay: “Ate my words; swallowed many paragraphs.” - Bevvie
Most Self-Aware: “Hoped for Xanadu. Settled for Xanax.” - ctgoods2
Toughest Narrative Arc: “Hairdresser unable to replicate Dorian Gray.” - notjustagirlintheworld
Most Inventive Recession Tactic: “Airport patdowns are cheaper than lapdances.” - BanjoDan
Most Divided: “Left brain just standing there, waiting….” - skyrocketjones
Best Direction: “Slowly learning to love my body.” - roaringsilence, from SMITHteens

Plus: Don’t forget to spread the word about SMITH’s call for submissions of illustrated Six-Word-Memoirs by students of all ages, a new eBook with the TED conference’s new book division!

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3 responses

  1. bevvie says:

    great memoirs

  2. gone says:

    Congrats to all! NIce work…I mean words:)

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