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

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