Six Word Stories

Posted by Jolie Peters
(@Jolie Peters)

In collaboration with ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat, The Six Word Memoirs Project recently released a book containing hundreds of short-form stories documenting what it’s like to be an American immigrant. These stories were collected from refugees to actors and everyone in between. Regardless of their length, these excerpts are extremely powerful. Here are a few highlights.


Thakoon Panichgul


Josephine Collett

Gary Shteyngart


Nadia Kasvin


Madeleine Albright


Junot Diaz


Zack Kardon

Eddie Huang


Chimimanda Ngozie Adichie


Hanni Gorenz Finaro


José Hernández


David Henry Hwang


Naki Akrobettoe


Viet Thanh Nguyen


Wai Chim


George Takei


Maria Dolores Castillo


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti


Original source: BuzzFeed News