Quick question: If you could share any piece of advice with the world, what would it be?
OK, one more: Can you sum up that advice in exactly six words?
That's what Larry Smith, creator of SMITH Magazine and husband of Orange Is the New Black writer Piper Kerman, has been asking people to do since he started the Six-Word Project in 2006, which has resulted in six books and hundreds of thousands of people sharing their six-word stories on SixWordMemoirs.com.
Dr. Oz's Six Words
In fact, Dr. Oz contributed his own six-word memoir to the project, which was published in Smith's 2010 book It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure:
"Healed with steel, then got real."
Smith's latest book in the Six Words series, The Best Advice in Six Words, is a collection of words of wisdom from a wide range of celebrities and icons, such as:
- "Do I look fat? NO HONEY." – Jason Biggs, actor
- "Say YES! Adventure follows, then growth." – Carla Hall, celebrity chef
- "Fear not, live in the now." – Goldie Hawn, actress
- "Be a doer, not a dreamer." – Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey's Anatomy
Who Doesn't Love a New Book? Enter for a Chance to Win!
To celebrate The Best Advice in Six Words going on sale tomorrow, November 3, 2015, we want your advice for living a happier, healthier life. The six best entries will win copies of the book, courtesy of St. Martin's Press!
Here's how to enter: Hop over to Twitter, follow and tweet at @drozthegoodlife and @sixwords with your six-word advice and the hashtag #BestAdviceInSixContest before 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 8. You can read the full contest rules here.
And to learn more about the Six Word Project, watch Smith's TEDx talk below: