Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak

by Rachel Fershleister and Larry Smith

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Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak
Rachel Fershleister and Larry Smith

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From absolute joy to abject agony, love is the perfect topic for the sensational six-word form.

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Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak


Copyright © 2009 Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser
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ISBN: 978-0-06-171462-7

Chapter One

Offered my heart; he embraced it. -Sue Kimber

Should have read the pre-nup agreement. -Loranne Brown

Not always perfect. But so worthwhile. -Lauren Anderson

Lost my virginity to her husband. -Shawna Mayer

Red-eye. Him window. Me aisle. Love. -Joanne Flynn Black

Thought "great legs!" Said "great smile!" -Lionel Ancelet

Coffee, my vice. So was he. -Alessandra Rizzotti

If I get Chlamydia, blame MySpace. -Hanorah Slocum

What once were two, are one. -George Saunders