Love In The Time Of Twitter

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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.
—Noelle Hancock

We belly laugh every single day.
—Michelle Ottey

Will government ever let us marry?
—Vicki Marsh

Silently suffered his facial hair experiments.
—Elizabeth Minkel

He still needs me at sixty-four.
—Armistead Maupin

Palindromatically:
Eros saw I was sore.
—Aaron Fagan

Moved in. No ring. Moved out.
Melissa Lafsky

It never hurt as good again.
—Marc Ecko

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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