Six Words


This morning I had a really good laugh.  We all need more of these so I will share this one for all of us bloggers, writers, novelists, wannabees and pretenders.

I received an email from my oldest daughter :

“A twitter post of mine is going to be published!  Like father like daughter!”:

Attached was a link to Barnes and Noble:

A new book by Larry Smith entitled “The Best Advice in Six Words”

“Larry Smith is back again with a poignant collection of universal wisdom, life lessons, and caution thrown to the wind that will put a smile on your face six words at a time. With contributions from celebrities like Molly Ringwald, “post-adolescent? Then stop blaming your parents;” Lemony Snicket, “never, ever refuse a breath mint;” and Gary Shteyngart, “hands where I can see ’em,” as well as everyday people who’ve learned a thing or two about a thing or two during their time on the planet, readers will pulled into the sometimes hilarious, often serious, ocassionally reflective experience of the book. Smith’s currated advice book is the straight-shooting, truth-telling, next door neighbor everybody wishes they had access to growing up. Now they do! Here’s six more life-changing words of advice for you: Read this; you won’t regret it.”

Apparently Larry Smith invited anyone out there to send in their best advice in six words.

So what did my daughter send in that made me laugh?

                 “Never provide published work for free!”

She’s a lawyer and married to a lawyer.

She got a free copy of the book.


About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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5 Responses to Six Words

  1. beetleypete says:

    She learned well, Frank!
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Marie W says:

    That’s actually NOT the 6 words being published…I’ll keep that a secret for now. 🙂


    • toritto says:

      Well now I’m really confused. I guess “Never provide published work for free!” was your tweet when you were notified/asked to publish the six words you actually sent in – which generated the joke and the re-tweet and your free book. I guess we will all have to wait!



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