I Can't Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous & Obscure

Paperback | September 1, 2009

byLarry Smith

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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.

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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...

SMITH Magazine founding editor Larry Smith has worked as an editor atMen's Journal,ESPN: The Magazine, andMight. His writing has appeared in theNew York Times, theLos Angeles Times,Popular Science, on Salon.com, and many other places. Larry lives in New York City

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.12 × 5 × 0.38 inPublished:September 1, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061726842

ISBN - 13:9780061726842

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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