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Six Word Memoirs

'Prostate Hurts From All The Grief' And Other 6-Word Memoirs On Jewish Life

Posted 09.24.2012 | Religion

If you had exactly six words to describe your life, what would they be? That’s the challenge we posed to readers of SMITH Magazine (, t...

Six Words for the Planet

Larry Smith | Posted 06.24.2012 | Green
Larry Smith

Earth Day approaches on April 22 and I wanted to share some of the Six Words for the Planet that have been coming in since we launched a new Six-Word ...

Paula Deen's Unfortunately Timed 6-Word Memoir

Posted 01.17.2012 | Home

Paula Deen's admission, Tuesday morning, that she had been diagnosed with diabetes in 2008 and is teaming with drugmaker Novo Nordisk led many commen...

WATCH: 6 Words About High Holiday Services

Rabbi Dan Ain | Posted 11.27.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Dan Ain

Six words that might get you yo WANT to go to services this year. Performed live at 92YTribeca as part of Smith Magazine's Six-Word Story Show on The Jewish Life.

6 Words On The Jewish Life

Larry Smith | Posted 11.21.2011 | Books
Larry Smith

With the Jewish holidays approaching-and the repetitive sound of my own mother saying, "Are you coming home for the holidays this year!"-the Six-Word Memoir project has been seeking Six Words on the Jewish Life.

PHOTOS Father's Day 2011: 6 Word Memoirs On The Dad Life

Larry Smith | Posted 08.18.2011 | Books
Larry Smith

When my son was born five months ago, I was overcome by emotions and overwhelmed by the job in front of me.

'Fired Therapist. One Mother Is Enough' And Other 6-Word 'Momoirs'

Larry Smith | Posted 07.06.2011 | Books
Larry Smith

There aren't many topics like moms to really light a fire under a conversation among a few friends, or even an entire community.

"It's Like My Heart Has Sciatica": Love And Heartbreak In 6-Word Memoirs (PHOTOS)

Larry Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Larry Smith

The oft-quoted Tolstoy line "All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way" seems to hold true in matters of the heart a...

Six-Word Memoirs

Larry Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Larry Smith

I don't know of a better way to describe the more than 400,000 Six-Word Memoirs that readers have shared on at SMITH Magazine and SMITHteens than to c...

Long Year. Short story. Can You Sum Up 2010 in Six Words?

Larry Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Larry Smith

Some years you just want to scrape off your tongue with your toothbrush. And 2010 feels like one of them. From the Tea Party and the shellacking to th...

Long Story Short: Six Words on Coming Home From War

Larry Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Larry Smith

War is not a simple concept. And yet this Veterans Day and every day, just six words can offer an unflinching glimpse into a soldier's heart.

'For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn'

NPR | JJ Sutherland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"When they opened the cadaver, they found a house. A couple argued inside. There was a rhythm to their words, like the beating of a heart."...

Six-Words in the News: Arizona, the Palins, Obama, Inception

Larry Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Larry Smith

Each day over at SMITH Magazine, the storytelling community I started in 2006, members unleash a frenzy of self-expression in the form of Six-Word Mem...

Obsessions: When The Mind Has A Mind of Its Own

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Some readers, like me, "blessed" with, let's just call it a "tendency towards compulsion," went off to the races with this one. Or perhaps it would be more accurate to say our minds went off to the races.

Can You Tell Your Life Story In Only 6 Words?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

"For sale: baby shoes, never worn." Ernest Hemingway If you think Twitter is abbreviated communication, how about this one: can you tell your entire...

Six Word Memoirs: James Frey, Frank McCourt And Others Write Their Lives In Six Words (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Six word memoirs have become a literary trend in the past few years. The challenge, created by SMITH Magazine, is to write a memoir in just six words,...

Contest: Six Words on Life in NYC

Larry Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Larry Smith

To celebrate the release our next Six-Word Memoir book, It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure, SMITH Mag is ...

Contest: "I Have Even Twittered During Sex" (Six Words on the Digital Life)

Larry Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Larry Smith

In six words, tell us how the web and digital technology are changing how you think, work, live, or love.

Contest: Six-Words on Water

Larry Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Larry Smith

Here's a Six-Word Challenge about one of summer's treats and earth's increasingly rare resources: water

Six Words for Obama on January 20 (or: "And now for something completely different")

Larry Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Smith

SMITH Magazine and The National Constitution Center have put out a challenge called Six Words to Inspire a Nation to find out what you're hoping to hear from the next president.