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

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Larry Smith
HarperCollins, Jan 3, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
33 Reviews
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.

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

User Review  - Charlotte - Goodreads

It seems that I can't help finding typos and other errors as I read a book. This book had very few errors that I saw or remembered. As I read each story, I would go to the "Contributors" section and ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Michel - Goodreads

Note to self: (only in book format at library) Read full review

About the author (2012)

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 Salon.com, and many other places. Larry lives in New York City

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