Six Word Memoir

All the way back in April the delightful PreSchool Mama tagged me for this meme. The aim of which is to obviously write your life memoir in six words. I filed it away to take some time to ponder what beautiful bit of prose I could whip up!

I have to admit that it did then slip from the front of my mind until last week end, when I came across the Six Word Memoir twice. The first occasion was when I was tagged by the talented Naomi at Nomesque Life.

The second occassion was when I read an article of a book called “Not Quite What I Was Planning“. Before reading this I thought that the six word memoir was a just blogosphere connected meme, but it is actually a much bigger thing. The book Not Quite What I Was Planning is a New York Times Best Selling collection of six word memoirs.

The memoirs have been collated by Larry Smith and Tim Barkow from the online magazine they founded called SMITH. Anyone can add their memoir to the online magazine.

In the book there are additions from everyday people, but also many celebrities including Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris, Dave Eggers, Richard Ford, Deepak Chopra, and Moby.

In the article on the book they publish a couple of six word memoirs which I found to be truly telling:

“Stole wife, lost friends, now happy.”

And this one from Hemingway:

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

Now my attempt is no Hemmingway, but I think it represents my life to date:

“Casually Carefree, Life Love, Beautiful Brood “

And just for fun I entered mine to the SMITH mag as well. So now it is my turn to tag a few bloggers. Please accept or decline this mission as you wish. And feel free to join in even if I don’t tag you, drop a note in the comments if your playing and I will come and see your work of art!

Misc Mum

A Roaming Aussie Mum

Joh Blogs


Have fun if you choose to play!