Six-word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak

Six-word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak : By Writers Famous and Obscure

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"The New York Times" bestseller "Not Quite What I Was Planning" made six-word memoirs an international phenomenon, as people around the world shared terse true tales of parenthood, friendship, ambition, failure, haircuts, and french fries. But the most powerful six-word stories revolved around that one little feeling that keeps us all going: love. In the next book, in the "Six-Word Memoirs" series, love (and heartbreak) takes center stage. From "She kissed me and said yes" to "Love annihilated thirty year age difference," "Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak" contains the most moving slivers of joy and connection - six words at a time.Of course, love isn't always roses and poofy white dresses. It's also about regret (Never should have bought that ring), mistakes (Found true love; married someone else), and moving on (I finally threw away his toothbrush.) A browse through the brevity contained in this bittersweet collection will have you tearing up with recognition, laughter, or even pain. From absolute joy to abject agony, love is the perfect topic for the sensational six-word form. A glorious mishmash of these and myriad other voices.
It's a thousand little windows into humanity-six words at a time. Whether the results are shocking, strange, silly, or sad, they are always entertaining, often inspiring, and totally addictive.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 106.68 x 149.86 x 12.7mm | 90.72g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 0061714623
  • 9780061714627
  • 105,810

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"The exercise in brevity certainly inspires." -- San Francisco Chronicle "Perfect for the American attention span...Will thrill minimalists and inspire maximalists." -- Vanity Fair "The brilliance is in the brevity." -- New York Post "Irresistibly clever." -- Chicago Tribune "You could spend a lifetime brainstorming." -- The New Yorker "The pithiest of life stories." -- O magazine "A perfect distraction and inspiration, and a collection that begs to be shared." -- Denver Post "Compulsive insightful as any 300+ page biography." -- Publishers Weekly "Six-word review: Buy it, keep it in bathroom." -- Philadelphia Magazine
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About Larry Smith

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 Rachel Fershleiser is SMITH's memoir editor and has written for the Village Voice, the New York Press, Print, and the National Post. Rachel lives in New York City.
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