Book of six-word memoirs concisely captures affairs of the heart.
Love has inspired page upon page of words since sheets of trees replaced stone tablets (can you imagine carving Anna Karenina into rock?). Today, with information overload seemingly just a click away, we've become a Twitter culture. Give us all the news, the tidbits, the emotions. Just do it in 140 characters or less.
Following the success of a book of six-word life memoirs, SMITH magazine's Six-Word Memoirs On Love & Heartbreak By Writers Famous & Obscure (Harper Perennial) offers all the highs, lows and in-betweens that define matters of the heart in 130 pages of six-word accounts. Here, a few favorites, which capture the humorous, happenstance and heartbreaking sides of the thing we call love.
Don't trust a man who waxes.
We belly laugh every single day.
Will government ever let us marry?
Silently suffered his facial hair experiments.
He still needs me at sixty-four.
Eros saw I was sore.
Moved in. No ring. Moved out.
It never hurt as good again.
The collection of succinct delights inspired the YourTango staff to write some of our own six-word memoirs about relationships on our Inside YourTango blog. Read them here.
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