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I Can't Keep My Own Secrets

Six-word Memoirs by Teens Famous & Obscure : From Smith Magazine
(Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
I Can't Keep My Own Secrets
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One life. Six words. What's yours? True tales of love, loss, good friends, and bad hair days filled Not Quite What I Was Planning, the New York Times bestselling first book in the Six-Word Memoir series--and an international phenomenon. Some of the most compelling were by teens, so now SMITH Magazine has compiled a book written entirely by these bold, brash truth-tellers. From cancer to creativity, prom dates to promiscuity, and breaking hearts to breaking laws, the memoirs in this collection reveal that often the youngest writers have the most fascinating stories to tell. Met online; love before first sight. Hair's pink to piss you off. I fulfilled my awkwardness quota today. I'm seventeen, engaged, and not pregnant. My mom had my boyfriend deported. Late for school every single day. According to Facebook, we broke up.
Title: I can't keep my own secrets
six-word memoirs by teens famous & obscure : from Smith magazine
Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 194 p. :,ill. ;,19 cm
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Rachel Fershleiser and Larry Smith
Notes: "This is a book with nearly 800 authors (all aged thirteen to nineteen) and 800 characters (all real, as far as we know) and 800 stories (which can be read in any order). What every story has in common is that each was written about the author's own life, and that each is the exact same length: six words."
Additional Contributors: Smith, Larry 1968-
Fershleiser, Rachel
Alternate Title: Smith magazine
ISBN: 0061726842
Branch Call Number: y 808.06692 I111 2009
Subject Headings: Teenagers' writings Autobiographies
Topical Term: Teenagers' writings
LCCN: 2009014584
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How much can you say in six words? A lot: "Met online; love before first sight. Hair's pink to piss you off. I fulfilled my awkwardness quota today. My mom had my boyfriend deported. According to Facebook, we broke up."

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Mar 11, 2012
  • Haven04 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It may not have been an actual book, but i couldn't stop flipping pages cuz i kept on wanting to read more 6 word memoirs/secrets . i enjoyed the 'book' :)

Jan 23, 2010
  • AlanaS rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Reminded me of the Postsecret books by Frank Warren.


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