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

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HarperCollins, Jan 3, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
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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 series now offer stories of the Moment—the 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 inspiring—life-changing moments from contributors Dave Eggers, Diane Ackerman, Elizabeth Gilbert, Bill Ayers, Jennifer Egan, A. J. Jacobs, Judy Collins, and many more.

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User Review  - MartinBodek - LibraryThing

There isn't a single entry in this book that isn't full-on memorable or inner-self-altering. The curation of the work is par excellence. My moment consists of the few times in my young life that ... Read full review

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User Review  - yourotherleft - LibraryThing

Perhaps you recall the recent Six-Word Memoir craze spawned by Larry Smith of SMITH magazine. Succinct and creative as those six-word memoirs are, they didn't create quite enough space for all the ... Read full review

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

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