Sunday, February 5, 2012

New Release: The Moment

The life-changing moment is something that is hard to define on a cultural level. What might change one person's life could just be another moment in a normal day to someone else. So, as expected, when Larry Smith collected 125 stories from various "writers and artists", it was bound to become something that had different ups and downs for each reader. Though The Moment: Wild, Poignant, Life-Changing Stories from 125 Writers and Artists, Famous and Obscure seems to tend toward the sad--illness, death, loss--there are also moments of joy and wonder dispersed throughout. If you are feeling lost in life or maybe just need to feel some sort of connection with your fellow human beings, pick up this book for a bit and you will find yourself with some new perspectives and you just might experience a good amount of reflection.

Pondering things both big and small,


  1. This one does sound good, Kristen, though not sure about the excess of sad moments. Guess I don't like the idea that 'happy life-changing moments' would be a very short book.

  2. I love these 6 word memoir books and this one sounds particularly interesting.

  3. Tracy - I thought it was a bit of a downer. But I think I am more sensitive to sad stories that some other people.

    Ann - Not depressing but a bit heavy. I guess you come out of it feeling better about your own life though!

    Jenners - I want to see the first 6 word memoir one too. There were a few pages of those in this one and it makes you wonder what the whole story is.