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

Paperback | May 25, 2016

byLarry Smith

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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 LifeThe 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.

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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 ...

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The turning points, revelations, epiphanies, dramatic changes, the opening or closing of a door—in a life, a career, a love—can 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 s...

SMITH Magazine founding editor Larry Smith has worked as an editor atMen's Journal,ESPN: The Magazine, andMight. His writing has appeared in theNew York Times, theLos Angeles Times,Popular Science, on Salon.com, and many other places. Larry lives in New York City

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 7.12 × 5.5 × 0.92 inPublished:May 25, 2016Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:006171965X

ISBN - 13:9780061719653

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