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“Quit vegetarianism, confirmed lesbianism, conquering perfectionism.” The Best-Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Friday, September 10th, 2010

By Larry Smith

New York streets became models’ runways for Fashion Week, footballs are flying, and the President helped put the kibosh on a burning Koran. All the while, your Six-Word Memoirsgave us a reason to look past the insanity. Here are six six-worders we love from the week ending September 10. Click on each author’s name to check out more memoirs.

Best Narrative Arc: “Quit vegetarianism, confirmed lesbianism, conquering perfectionism.” —CBeth
Crush That’s Hopefully Most Unrequited: “Taking French. Falling for the professor.”—Joli
Best Reason to Go Back to School: “Beowulf is such a literary badass.” —roaringsilence, from SMITHTeens
Toughest Love: “Been divorced since we were married.”—Lisamoans
Most Universal: “Smiles are much prettier than scars.” —CarlyLaurenx3, from our new six-word project, Six Words on Pain & Hope, with the nonprofit, To Write Love on Her Arms.
Most Melodic: “Couldn’t cope, so I wrote songs,” Aimee Mann’s Six-Word Memoir, who turned 50 on September 8, 2010.

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