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Highlight From the Stuff For the Teen Age 2010 List: I Can't Keep My Own Secrets


I Can't Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous and Obscure is one of the most popular books I’ve ever shared at a Teen Advisory Group meeting.  All of my kids were passing it around, reading their favorites out loud to each other, and trying to come up with their own six-word memoirs.  What is a six-word memoir, you ask?  Try to summarize something important about your life in just six words; it might be harder than you think!

Here are some of our favorite examples of six-word memoirs from this unique and entertaining book:

A roller-coaster ride of unbelievable events.

My name will someday be remembered.

Mom just revoked my creative license.

Living my dream; please send money.

Bulimia was only cramping my style.

My dad has more MySpace friends.

I never got my Hogwarts letter.

I love you, please stop drinking.

I'm still scared of a B-plus.

Follow your dreams.  Not your parents.

Edward Cullen is my fictional boyfriend.

Fake smiles.  Hidden tears.  Real laughter.

I Can't Keep My Own Secrets appears on the Stuff For the Teen Age 2010 list.


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