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Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak: by Writers Famous and Obscure Paperback – January 6, 2009
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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 Salon.com, 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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"For Sale: baby shoes, never worn." (Ernest Hemingway)
My favorites, some funny, some poignant.
Loved. Lost. Cried. Raged. Chocolate. Next. (Jackie Childress)
Married by Elvis. Divorced by Friday. (G.M. Rouse)
Bad idea being wife number four. (M.J. Miller)
She wanted Gatsby. Got "Gets By." (Beth Connellan)
Siren wooed. Sailor swooned. Man overboard! (Jim Ruland)
Only 130 pages, 6 words per.
Too short. Wanted more. 3 stars,
Give more stories. Get more stars.
A great follow-up to Not Quite What I Was Planning.
I give these as gifts.
Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak: by Writers Famous and Obscure are personal accounts about the highs and low of love and romance, which are not mutually exclusive. I found all of the stories to be beautiful, heartbreaking and truthful in their simplicity. The impact that six small words carry in its message to the reader is uplifting or can impart a small opportunity to commiserate with a kindred spirit who's traveled the weary road of lost loves.
In my search to find a book that reminded me about the importance of Love in one's life, I stumbled across this one just before Valentine's Day. Here is my own six-word memoir on love and heartbreak, immortalized forever on Amazon.com, "The journey is in the chance."
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very interesting, creative, presentation of memoirs on mostly random people's lives
it's a book, there are no cons...
I love it because I have two pieces published in this small gem of a book.Published 14 months ago by RainbowStar
Eh. I expected something else but it is an alright little book of poems. Very short as well. The end.Published 22 months ago by samantha tak
This little text is packed with a powerful punch; sometimes in the heart and even in the face. Bright
wisdom from amateurs who sound more like pros on the subject. Read more
I really wanted to like the volumes in the "six word memoir" series, but....
Although this one isn't quite as bad as the teen edition ("I Can't Keep My Own... Read more
nice to pick up when you can't handle a paragraph. ha. Useful as an excersice to créate new stories based on this quotes.Published on December 7, 2013 by verónica