Book Spotlight: I Can't Keep My Own Secrets

Submitted by teenspace on October 9, 2009 - 4:30pm


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

Smith Magazine came up with a concept:  tell your memoir in six words.  This started with the book Not Quite What I Was Planning, where hundreds of adults submitted their six word memoirs.  When that book became successful Smith Magazine asked teens to submit their memoir in six words.  There are over 600 memoirs in this book.  Some are funny, some are sad and some are interesting. "Read the thesaurus on the toilet" by Dan R. (page 97) "Only born because older sister died." by Lyra W. (page 97) "Learned that sometimes friends aren't forever."  by Victoria L. (page 101) "Note to all boys:  I quit."  by Lauren A. (page 48) You can submit your own six-word memoir at I created my own six-word memoir in honor of this book. "Whatever I do is with passion." by Tiffany, Librarian, Rincon Valley Smith Magazine is asking their readers "Everyone has a story-what's yours?"

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