Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak

Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak Cover

Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak

By Writers Famous & Obscure

By Rachel Fershleiser (Editor); Larry Smith (Editor)

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061714627, 131pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2009


Love wounds the heart and soul . . .

From the editors of the New York Times bestseller Not Quite What I Was Planning comes another collection of terse true tales—this time simple sagas exploring the complexities of the human heart. Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak contains hundreds of personal stories about the pinnacles and pitfalls of romance. Brilliant in their brevity, these insightful slivers of passion, pain, and connection capture every shade of love and loss—six words at a time.

About the Author
Rachel Fershleiser is SMITH's memoir editor and has written for the Village Voice, the New York Press, Print, and the National Post. Rachel lives in New York City.

SMITH Magazine founding editor Larry Smith has worked as an editor at "Men's Journal", "ESPN: The Magazine", and "Might". His writing has appeared in the "New York Times", the "Los Angeles Times", "Popular Science", on, and many other places. Larry lives in New York City

Praise For Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak

“The exercise in brevity certainly inspires.”
-San Francisco Chronicle

“Perfect for the American attention span...Will thrill minimalists and inspire maximalists.”
-Vanity Fair

“The brilliance is in the brevity.”
-New York Post

“Irresistibly clever.”
-Chicago Tribune

“You could spend a lifetime brainstorming.”
-The New Yorker

“The pithiest of life stories.”
-O magazine

“A perfect distraction and inspiration, and a collection that begs to be shared.”
-Denver Post

“Compulsive insightful as any 300+ page biography.”
-Publishers Weekly

“Six-word review: Buy it, keep it in bathroom.”
-Philadelphia Magazine