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Larry Smith

Editor, SMITH Magazine home of Six-Word Memoirs®

Larry Smith is the founder and editor of SMITH: Everyone Has a Story (, an interactive, online magazine about storytelling in its many shapes and forms. Before starting an online magazine with little celebrity coverage and even less funding, he led a fairly cushy existence in the world of glossy magazines. He has been the articles editor of Men's Journal, executive editor of Yahoo! Internet Life, senior editor at ESPN Magazine, a founding editor of P.O.V., and editor-in-chief of EGG. Back in the day in the Bay Area, he was an editor of the gone-but-not-forgotten Might magazine, managing editor of alternative news organization AlterNet, and editor of He writes about his own life and the lives of others for places like The New York Times, Salon, Popular Science, and Men’s Health. His essay, "The Last Smith," is found in Maybe Baby, an anthology about the decision to have children.