Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Your 6-Word Memoir

Since this is the first week of the New Year and many of us are looking back on the previous year, I thought it'd be fun to repeat a Feb., 2010 blog:

Last Thursday I was driving to the post office and listening to NPR. The host was interviewing the authors of a book on 6-word memoirs.

The authors said that allegedly Hemingway was challenged in a bar (where else?) to come up with a 6-word memoir. He responded, "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." That's profound, but then again, he was a writer. Less daunting were funny ones from Stephen Colbert and Dave Barry.

The NPR host invited listeners to phone in their 6-word memoir. It was wonderful. Memoirs were serious, funny or poignant. Since I was driving, the only one I can remember to quote is: "Bachelor party, You-Tube video, Wedding canceled."

Now, since this blog is titled Ruminations on Art and Life, I invite you to make up your own 6-word memoir.


  1. Here's my 6-word memoir:

    Ate. Watched TV. Gained weight. Why?

  2. Loved, lost, loved, lost, loved anyway.

  3. Longer than you can possibly imagine.


  4. Daughter. Sister. Wife. Mother. Finally ME sz

  5. Growing older, getting slower, almost there FAB