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“Judy Blume Saved My Adult Life.” The Best Six-Word-Memoirs of the Week

Friday, September 7th, 2012

By Lucy Tiven

The best writers are readers, so it’s no surprise that this week’s featured Six-Word Memoirs are especially bookish. Check out these authors and their literary inspirations.

Most “Modern Love”: “Wife’s Nook is the other man.” - JohnBigJohn
Biggest Leap: “Scuttled chosen profession. Loving new labors.” - L2L3, one of the most commented and favorited memoirs of the week.
Best Play on Words: “Still married. Only slightly less engaged.” - ctgoods2
Most Impressive Feat: “Potty-trained twin boys. Next? Kilimanjaro.” - three-monkeys (profile image above)
Most Page-Turning: “Judy Blume saved my adult life.” - mizqueenie
Most Moving Read: “I shed tears for fictional characters.” - square_sush, from square_sush

Quick Six-Challenge!What’s your best Six-Word Advice for new moms and dads? We’re seeking your six best ones of parenting advice for a new series. Learn more about it and share yours here.

And: Welcome back teachers and students! Here’s a lesson plan idea: Six-Word Memoirs. Download our free teacher’s guides. And check out our call for submissions for our forthcoming book of illustrated Six-Word-Memoirs by students of all ages, a new eBook with the folks at the TED conference.

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2 responses

  1. bevvie says:


  2. Ricardo Ruelle says:

    Very good written story. It will be helpful to everyone who employess it, including myself. Keep up the good work - looking forward to more posts.

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