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The moment : wild, poignant, life-changing stories from 125 writers and artists famous & obscure

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS129.M66 2012
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  PS129.M66 2012
 
 
Carnegie Library of Homestead Non Fiction 818.6038 Smit
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
 
Collection  Non Fiction
 
Call Number  818.6038 Smit
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 818.6 Mom
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  818.6 Mom
 
 
Summary

From the creators of Six-Word Memoirs comes The Moment, a collection of personal stories from writers both famous and obscure revealing how a single instant changed their lives forever.

An innocuous decision, an unforeseen accident, a chance conversation, a tag sale, a terrorist strike, a tweet . . . sometimes all it takes is a single moment to redirect the course of an entire life. In the tradition of Smith magazine's Not Quite What I Was Planning and the sensational Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak--and in the spirit of StoryCorps, the Moth, and This American Life--The Moment unveils everyday people's inner lives in narratives of all shapes and sizes, with stories from six to 1,000 words, photographs, comics, illustrations, handwritten letters, and more. It's enough to change your life forever.

Contents
Introduction / Larry Smith
Flash / Caroline Paul
Chalk face / AJ Jacobs
Shot / Dean Karnazes
The envelope / Mo Clancy
Love in a time of illness / Diane Ackerman
Subdued by stroke / Paul West
Table time / Laurie David
Tattoo / Summer Pierre
The killer in me / Michael Paterniti
To worry / Amy Sohn
Near miss / Kirk Citro
Mom's favorite movie of all time / Craig A. Williams
A piece / Melissa Etheridge
Unexpected pleasure / Jonathan Papernick
Someday / Michael Forster Rothbart
No consolation / Neal Pollack
CheckPoints / Alaa Majeed & David Enders
Make love, not war / Jeremy Toback
Thank you, Lionel Richie / Matt Dojny
Assembly / Vivian Chum
The calling / Baratunde Thurston
Missed call / Annie Leahy
Wicked start / Gregory Maguire
Momento mori / Adam Rensch
The secret life of parents / Elizabeth Gilbert
John Updike sent me a fan letter (once) / Steve Almond
C-listed / Mary Elizabeth Williams
5RLG375 / Chris Sacca
My blue sticky / Fiona Maazel
Lives / Tao Lin
Teachable moment / Bill Ayers
Disappointment / Nevenka Kurjakovic
Divine intervention / Dan Goggin
Poem for the moment / Matthew Zapruder
Mr. Criche / Dave Eggers
Cornrows / Lori Sabian
Dancing, in green, to Ravel / Ellen O'Connell
Fluke / Danny Davis
Persephone / Micah Toub
Trash / Rigoberto González
Gonzo girl / Cheryl Della Pietra
Rimshot / Josh Axelrad
TITLE TK / Piper Kerman
Black like me / Haylee Harrel
Kitchen confidential / Michael Castleman
Horns / Shalom Auslander
What would Roland do? / Benjamin Percy
Fearless flyer / Ashley Van Buren
Hobo beginnings / Dale Maharidge
Why I adopted my son / Christoph Marshall
Why I adopted my dad / Eddie Comacho
Running / Mira Ptacin
At first sight / L. Nichols
Piazza San Marco / Julian Voloj
First kiss / Scott Muska
The Crüe / Sara Lovelace
Uncaged / Alan Rabinowitz
To the rescue / Ellen Sussman
The shed / Colin Nissan
Curtain call / Attila Kalamar
Photo finish / Kimberly Rose
True calm / Laura Cathcart Robbins
Wally & Beaver / Jeff Church
The sign / Caitlin Roper
The thin envelope / Sascha Rothchild
Liner notes / Elizabeth Jayne Liu
If I don't die today, I will marry Kristin Moore / Aaron Huey
Boot camp / Wes Moore
Sunset Strip / Christine MacDonald
Truth, lies, and audiotape / Dan Baum
Stage Direction / Saïd Sayrafiezadeh
February 12, 2009, 9:14 am / Daniel DiClerico
Balls out / James Cañón
Marooned / Kristen Cosby
Swerved / Darin Strauss
Meeting Allen Ginsberg / Steve Silberman
Those old keys / Alan Cheuse
Mission accomplished / Brian Evenson
Tell me how this ends / Pat Callahan
Keepsake / Jennifer Egan
E-3: October 25, 1986 / Molly Lawless
Landing / Paul Miller
The verdict / Byron Case
Nine lives / Peter Kuper
My front line / Jessica Lutz
Instructions / Julie Metz
Two fays / Dawn McMullin
2.10.01 / Julia Halprin Jackson
Like James Brown / Adrianne Frost
Crying for their dog / Richard Ferguson
The quest / Ramona Pringle
Early dismissal / Robin Wasserman
Burning up / Qraig R. de Groot
Maiden days / Judy Collins
Just a man / Nadja Cada
Motherless / Tamara Pokrupa-Nahanni
The ripple effect / Anthony Doerr
Positively 93rd Street / Matthew Leader
Smack talk / Melissa Febos
Firecracker / Arthur Suydam
The silver harmonica / Andrew D. Scrimgeour
Denial / Kathy Ritchie
Mercy / Steve Anthony Leasure
The hidden dangers of blood magic / Robert Joseph Levy
Blogging towards oblivion / Emily Steinberg
Sleeping bag / Hope Rehak
Trusting eyes / Jami Kempen
Ingress/egress / Jessica Anya Blau
Punchlines & knockouts / Patrick Sauer
Head case / Noah Scalin
In pursuit of optimism / Tony Schwartz
Far side / Katie Killacky
Grandma's dildo / Sara Barron
Oprah calling / Ray Richmond
Vietnam, revisited / Karol Nielsen
Conversation with my dad / Ashley Allen
Season's greetings / Ellen Jantzen
Revisionist history / Catherine Murdock
Forgiven / Jennifer Thompson
Second chance / Jerry Ma
Moving on / Mary Valle
Birth / John B. Carnett
The moth and the window / Stephen Tobolowsky
Tomorrowland / Rebecca Woolf.

Additional Information
Subjects Authors, American -- 21st century -- Biography.
American literature -- 21st century.
Publisher New York :Harper Perennial,2012
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Smith, Larry, 1968-
Language English
Description xvii, 344 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
ISBN 9780061719653 (pbk.)
006171965X (pbk.)
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