Six Summers is the hilarious true story of teenager Vince's journey from hormonal high schooler to certified teacher. At the age of fifteen, Vince knew he needed to make some money. After years of living across the street from The Park, he finally had the ambition to walk over and apply for a job. He never counted on that job changing his life. Follow Vince and his friends, for the six years - from the ages of 16-22 - when kids grow into adults.sort of. Vincent Tipre has lived in Chicago his entire life. Always enjoying working with kids, Vince never thought about turning his passion into a career until his sophomore year of college at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduating in 2006 with a degree in elementary education, he devoted time to write Six Summers, his first novel. Vince now works as a teacher for Chicago Public Schools.