The Moment

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Smith Magazine‘s THE MOMENT: Wild, Poignant, Life-Changing Stories from 125 Writers and Artists Famous & Obscure is “a collection of and moving personal pieces about key instances – a moment of opportunity, serendipity, calamity, or chaos – that have had profound consequences on our lives.” Last week, editor Larry Smith spoke with NPR about the idea for the book and the moments included within. Listeners also called in with stories of their own life-changing moments. Here’s an excerpt from the collection. 


Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →