A thousand glimpses of humanity -- six words at a time. Hemingway was once bet that he couldn't produce a story in just six words. He wrote 'For sale: baby shoes, never worn.' He won the bet. But if an entire story can be told in just six words, can the same be said of an entire life? The answer, according to this addictively readable collection of mini-memoirs, is yes. In these short, sharp tales of tragedy and triumph, bittersweet romance and stinging regret, all of life is packed into half a dozen words. From A. L. Kennedy and Aimee Mann to amateur writers around the world, everyone, it seems, has a six-word story to tell. The results are moving, hilarious, revealing and defiant -- an endlessly fascinating testimony to the breadth and variety of human experience.
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SMITH Magazine is an online publication dedicated to personal storytelling, co-founded by Larry Smith and Tim Barkow in January 2006. It has been hailed as 'essential memoir reading' by Dave Eggers and featured in hundreds of media outlets from the BBC to the New York Times. Submit your six-word memoir, or any story, at www.smithmag.net.
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