This remarkable, record-breaking LinkedIn group discussion is a credit, rst and oremost to the SMITH Magazine’s Six-WordMemoir project and bestselling book series [http://sixwordmemoirs.com] and secondly to the wit and wisdom o scores o tal-ented Writing Maa members. The eBook chronicling it, oered ree to the LinkedIn community, would not have been possiblewithout the impressive contributions o literally hundreds o Writing Maa group members over the many months o develop-ing and continuing lie we have experienced with this thought-provoking challenge: sum up your lie, your overriding attitude,your raison d’être, in a mere, and exact, six words.A ew things should be noted at the outset. First the concept o the six-word memoir is not new, and neither was it ever in-tended to be ground-breaking in that manner. My initial post o the discussion challenge mentions some o its history. How-ever, it was indeed new to the Writing Maa community, and they responded in the most splendid style. Further, the names andcontributions herein presented are neither in alphabetical order nor in strict chronological sequence o their discussion threadappearance. Editorial considerations came into play in these actors, as well as in the omission o some oerings that have beendeemed worthy, but perhaps slightly o-topic.All that being said, we are condent that you will discover here a wealth o contributions that provide perceptivity, insight--andsome pure entertainment value as well. The “We” above, o course, applies to all contributing Six-Word Memoir participants and group members at large, but perhapsmost especially to Josée Laeur, the highly skilled Writing Maa discussion contributor who has unctioned as our indispensibletechnical advisor and editor throughout this entire endeavor.
Andrew SacksJosée Laeur