A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

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Survived adolescence by reading Seventeen magazine.

by Bevvie on May 16, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I read that magazine from cover to cover every month. Loved the poems and short stories. (This is when I started writing poems and short stories.) Followed the advice in the articles. I even sent a letter to one of the advice columns. (My letter wasn't published. But that was okay. I just followed the advice that was given to the other girls with similar problems.) Drooled over the clothes. Thank you, Seventeen magazine. You got me through adolescence.


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