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

By Larry Smith (Editor)
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Staff Reviews

Varied examples of exquisite life-changing stories comprise the entirety of The Moment, edited by Larry Smith. The conversation with dad after finding out she was pregnant (Ashley Allen); Oprah listening to his reasons why she should take a stand on the presidential election (Ray Richmond); a young child realizing she wasn't the center of the world (Elizabeth Gilbert), and a high school junior being told he had the ability/talent to become a writer (Dave Eggers) - many of life's wonders expressed in short and ever-so-meaningful stories. - Pinna

— From Humor / Gift Books (page 1)


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.

About the Author

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
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061719653
ISBN-10: 006171965X
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2012
Pages: 344
Language: English
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