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.
I can't keep my own secrets
six-word memoirs by teens famous & obscure : from Smith magazine
New York : HarperTeen, c2009
194 p. :,ill. ;,19 cm
Statement of Responsibility:
edited by Rachel Fershleiser and Larry Smith
"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."
Branch Call Number:
y 808.06692 I111 2009