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“May the family dynamics pass over.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

There are two sides to every story, even if the story is limited to six words. Despite sparse tornados earlier this week, voters in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C. still managed to schlep out to the voting booths and elect Mitt Romney in respective Republican primaries. Primed by vast experience playing jokes on celebrities [...]

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

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

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. [...]

Eight Chosen Heebish Six-Word Memoirs

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

This Hanukkah, SMITH teamed-up with Heeb Magazine, to choose a different Six-Word Memoir on The Jewish Life winner each night, a contest. Each of the eight winning scribes will get a free copy of our upcoming book, Oy! Only Six? Why Not More? Six Words on the Jewish Life, which will be available this [...]

“Another memoir Freudian slipped my mind.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

This week an upcoming Playboy leaked a lot of Lohan, tweeting got Rick Larson’s congressional staffers and Alec Baldwin in big trouble, and Obama got his mojo back by invoking his inner-Teddy Roosevelt. Big stuff for high-profile individuals; on SMITH Six-Word Memoirists showed off both the wild and tame sides of the SMITH community in [...]

“New wrinkle in plans. Need Botox.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Friday, November 4th, 2011

This week: Boo Halloween, boohoo Kardashians, and whoa—seventh billion baby. Like the sensational headlines, Six-Word Memoirs at SMITH evoke a range of reactions from giggles to sighs. Read the best memoirs of the week and share your own reactions in the comments section below. Plus, click on each author’s name to read more of their [...]

Six Words on the Jewish Life

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

“Found Jewish princess. Good-bye succulent pork.”
“Didn’t get Seinfeld ’til met in-laws.”
“I kvetch. And therefore, I am.”
“Catholic in Jewish neighborhood: double guilt.”
“Moved to Israel. Rest is history.”
From identity and mother issues to unfettered love of carbs and inner conflict over Israel—and the sheer joy of discussing and debating… everything—the Jewish life is a rich and storied [...]

“Catholic kills at Jewish memoir reading.” Our Six-Word Story Show, Sept. 21, 92YTribeca

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Walter Mosley at the Six-Word Story Show. from SMITHmag on Vimeo.

Our fourth Six-Word Story Show, “Oy! Only Six? Why Not More?”—Six Words on the Jewish Life, on September 21 at NYC’s 92YTribeca started with a tribute to Leonard Cohen and ended with a song from Godspell. In between what followed was an unforgettable evening of [...]

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