R Minus 6 - Countdown to Retirement

Six-Word Memoirs: The Legend

Legend has it that Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Last year, SMITH Magazine re-ignited the recountre by asking our readers for their own six-word memoirs. They sent in short life stories in droves, from the bittersweet (“Cursed with cancer, blessed with friends”) and poignant (“I still make coffee for two”) to the inspirational (“Business school? Bah! Pop music? Hurrah”) and hilarious (“I like big butts, can’t lie”).

Six-Word Memoir book preview from SMITHmag on Vimeo.

So I tried a couple of these myself:

Raised by Republicans. Turned out OK.
Work in progress. Miles to go.

What's your memoir in six words?