I Can't Keep My Own Secrets

Six-word Memoirs by Teens Famous & Obscure : From Smith Magazine

Paperback - 2009
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
I Can't Keep My Own Secrets
Baker & Taylor
Collects memoirs from hundreds of teenagers composed of six words, ranging from the humorous to inspiring and dramatic, and includes six-word autobiographies from popular teenage celebrities.


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, theNew 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.

Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061726842
Branch Call Number: 808.0669 I
Characteristics: 184 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Fershleiser, Rachel
Smith, Larry 1968-
Alternate Title: Smith magazine


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How would you define yourself in six words? The sad, funny, deep, and short life stories of teenagers.

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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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