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
The turning points, revelations, epiphanies, dramatic changes, the opening or closing of a doorin a life, a career, a lovecan occur in a single glorious, terrible, unpredictable, serendipitous, crucial, calamitous, chaotic, amazing . . . Moment.
The creators of the enormously popular Not Quite What I Was Planning and Six-Word Memoir series now offer stories of the Momentthe one-time chances, unexpected coincidences, and sudden catastrophes that made all the difference in the story of one life.
The results are triumphant, outrageous, heartwarming, heartbreaking, embarrassing, illuminating, and inspiringlife-changing moments from contributors Dave Eggers, Diane Ackerman, Elizabeth Gilbert, Bill Ayers, Jennifer Egan, A. J. Jacobs, Judy Collins, and many more.
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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