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Love wounds the heart and soul . . .

From the editors of the New York Times bestseller Not Quite What I Was Planning comes another collection of terse true tales—this time simple sagas exploring the complexities of the human heart. Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak contains hundreds of personal stories about the pinnacles and pitfalls of romance. Brilliant in their brevity, these insightful slivers of passion, pain, and connection capture every shade of love and loss—six words at a time.

Topics: Love, Breakups, Spare, Passionate, Heartbreaking, Anthology, and Creative Nonfiction

Published: HarperCollins on
ISBN: 9780061977138
List price: $6.99
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I find books like this interesting, in the sense that I'd prefer to pick them up at random and flick through them now and again. I like brevity in things I'm reading: it gives my imagination more to do. So in that sense, very interesting.

Some of these are heartbreaking, some make me smile, and some are just infuriating.more
A fun read. Unfortunately, I was able to identify with some of the six-word memoirs.more
I realy liked this book because its so realtebale and its bout love and heart break wich everybody goes trhough sooner or latermore
Here's mine: I just wanted to read, OK?more
This book would have been a favorite had I read it at nineteen instead of fifty-two; love and romance just doesn’t have the zing it once did for me. I can’t seem to get the pain of heartbreak any more. Is it my age? I found the first book, little six-word tales of a life, much more clever.more
See that byline? "Writers Famous and Obscure." I'm one of the obscure ones. My one line of glory is on page 125: The couch is actually quite comfortable. I have a contributor's copy on the way, but I couldn't resist going ahead and buying the book when I saw in on the Valentine's display table at B&N.That said, this is a very quick and interesting read. I have a preference for the six-word memoirs that are a full sentence ("The apartment is much cleaner now") compared to the ones that read more like a snappy newspaper headline. The curious thing about these "memoirs" is that they are like a teaser into someone's life. What happened? What does that really mean? What happened then?A few of my favorites:She knows what my Kryptonite is.It's lonely here on the shelf.But his sweat tasted like mushrooms.My marital advice? Marry an orphan.I could go on and on. There is a good mix of positive and negative here, just like life. It's an intriguing concept for a book, and I hope they publish more of them. If anyone is curious about submitting their own memoirs to the project, go to their web site. And take a look at the book, too. It's short enough that a person can probably read it while standing in the book store, but some of these little sentences are bound to haunt you.more
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I find books like this interesting, in the sense that I'd prefer to pick them up at random and flick through them now and again. I like brevity in things I'm reading: it gives my imagination more to do. So in that sense, very interesting.

Some of these are heartbreaking, some make me smile, and some are just infuriating.more
A fun read. Unfortunately, I was able to identify with some of the six-word memoirs.more
I realy liked this book because its so realtebale and its bout love and heart break wich everybody goes trhough sooner or latermore
Here's mine: I just wanted to read, OK?more
This book would have been a favorite had I read it at nineteen instead of fifty-two; love and romance just doesn’t have the zing it once did for me. I can’t seem to get the pain of heartbreak any more. Is it my age? I found the first book, little six-word tales of a life, much more clever.more
See that byline? "Writers Famous and Obscure." I'm one of the obscure ones. My one line of glory is on page 125: The couch is actually quite comfortable. I have a contributor's copy on the way, but I couldn't resist going ahead and buying the book when I saw in on the Valentine's display table at B&N.That said, this is a very quick and interesting read. I have a preference for the six-word memoirs that are a full sentence ("The apartment is much cleaner now") compared to the ones that read more like a snappy newspaper headline. The curious thing about these "memoirs" is that they are like a teaser into someone's life. What happened? What does that really mean? What happened then?A few of my favorites:She knows what my Kryptonite is.It's lonely here on the shelf.But his sweat tasted like mushrooms.My marital advice? Marry an orphan.I could go on and on. There is a good mix of positive and negative here, just like life. It's an intriguing concept for a book, and I hope they publish more of them. If anyone is curious about submitting their own memoirs to the project, go to their web site. And take a look at the book, too. It's short enough that a person can probably read it while standing in the book store, but some of these little sentences are bound to haunt you.more
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