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I can't keep my own secrets : six-word memoirs by teens famous + obscure : from Smith magazine / edited by Rachel Fershleiser and Larry Smith.

Fershleiser, Rachel. (Added Author). Smith, Larry, 1968- (Added Author).
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Godel Memorial-Warren Library j 808 ICA (Text) 35500004677413 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780061726842 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0061726842 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 184 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, c2009.

Content descriptions

General Note: A book with over 600 authors (all aged thirteen to nineteen) and 600 characters (all real, as far as we know) and 600 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.
Includes index.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2009 July #1
    Feedback from the publication of Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure (2008) led to the creation of this multimemoir based entirely on the six-word life summaries of nearly 800 teens. Like the previous volume, it's a spartan affair, with black-on-white type (or the reverse) arranged in various fonts and alignments along with the occasional sketch. The ruminations span from the haunting ("Small genetic condition ruined my life.") to the funny ("We are banned from Wal-Mart forever.") to the inspirational ("Came out to Mom. All better."). A razor focus is put on issues that hit youths the hardest, including the perils of modern technology ("Googled what he called me. Ouch.") and the braces, body issues, bad sex, poor grades, disappointed parents, and blue hair that make up typical teen trauma. This is the sort of book people browse on a whim, and for its appointed purpose, it has just the right proportion of humor and heartbreak. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Autobiographies
Teenagers > Quotations.
Youths' writings.
Genre: Teenagers' writings.
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