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Six-Word Memoirs

Six-Word Memoirs
Edited by Smith Magazine
HarperTeen, 2009
Audience: All Teens
Source: Library

From Goodreads:
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.


These were fascinating. Some were very deep, some silly. I wanted to mark all of my favorites. It also made me think about what my six-word memoir would be. And, best of all, it was only 600 words - perfect to help me make my Goodreads challenge! (I’m a wee bit behind.) This is great for reluctant readers and future Post Secret fans.

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