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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
LARRY SMITH is an adjunct associate professor of economics at the University of Waterloo and a recipient of the University of Waterloo’s Distinguished Teacher Award. During his longstanding tenure, Smith has taught and counselled more than 23,000 students on the subject of their careers, representing more than 10 percent of UW’s alumni. Smith has worked with more than 500 teams of student entrepreneurs, advising them as they have created companies of significant size and success across industries as broad-reaching as communications, software, robotics, entertainment, design and real estate. Smith is also president of Essential Economics Corporation, an economic consulting practice that serves a wide range of public and private clients. “Why You Will Fail to have a Great Career,” his TEDx Talk based on his experience counselling students, has been viewed by over six million people.
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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Top customer reviews
I really enjoyed reading it but wish it were longer!
There are some really great quotes that I'm considering and they aren't so sappy.
I am getting tired of writing bad reviews.
Bad editing ,bad prices and when you read raving reviews and then you read it your self you think "Am I reading the same book ?? "
When I finish reading the books I' ve already purchased on this 4 year old Kindle, I'm going back to the real printed page. At least that way you can pass ghem down to someone else that likes to read.
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."
"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.
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