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“Full moon, wife dances, I howl.” The Best Six-Word-Memoirs of the Week

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

By Lucy Tiven


From the powerful serves of the Williams sisters, to Jonah Lehrer’s resignation from The New Yorker, this week’s news stories have been filled with big wins and losses. These Six-Word Memoirs confront myriad forms of pain and gain.

Most Rebellious: “Lost virginity once. Lost innocence repeatedly.” - l8leigh
Most Timely: “Plagiarism can sometimes be undetected originality.” - tonyglim
Best View: “Full moon, wife dances, I howl.” - BanjoDan
Most Touching Backstory: “My Olympic dream, walking around block.” - mourningdove
Blankest Slate: “I’m a visible minority; no tats.” - canadafreeze (profile image above)
Most Sentimental: “You blink and life fast forwards.” - LacrosseMind, 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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