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The Moment

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The Moment

Wild, Poignant, Life-Changing Stories from 125 Writers and Artists Famous & Obscure

By Larry Smith

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061719653, 344pp.

Publication Date: January 3, 2012

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From the creators of Six-Word Memoirs comes The Moment, a collection of personal stories from writers both famous and obscure revealing how a single instant changed their lives forever. An innocuous decision, an unforeseen accident, a chance conversation, a tag sale, a terrorist strike, a tweet . . . sometimes all it takes is a single moment to redirect the course of an entire life. In the tradition of Smith magazine's Not Quite What I Was Planning and the sensational Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak--and in the spirit of StoryCorps, the Moth, and This American Life--The Moment unveils everyday people's inner lives in narratives of all shapes and sizes, with stories from six to 1,000 words, photographs, comics, illustrations, handwritten letters, and more. It's enough to change your life forever.


NPR
Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012

The six-word memoir conceit grew into a popular series of books, but the editors knew it was tough to share a meaningful story in so few words. So Smith Magazine released The Moment: Wild, Poignant, Life-Changing Stories from 125 Writers and Artists Famous and Obscure, a collection of longer tales. More at NPR.org

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