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SMITH Magazine’s The Moment in the News

“A beautifully written, moving new collection.” —

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Reviews, Interviews & Excepts
NPR’s “Talk of the Nation”: Neal Conan, host of “Talk of the Nation” interviews Larry Smith and takes calls from listeners about their own life-changing moments.

KQED Radio’s “Forum” Larry Smith spends an hour on San Francisco’s most popular news and culture radio show, “Forum,” talking about The Moment and taking listener calls in which they share a life-changing moment.

WGBH Radio’s “The Emily Rooney Show” Larry Smith talks to Boston’s NPR news and culture radio show about The Moment and hears from Moment contributor Kimberly Rose.

Interview Magazine: “Like life, the tales in The Moment range from hilarious, to tragic, to run-of-the-mill, ordinary feelings we experience everyday, but therefore cannot see the profundity of. ”

Entertainment Weekly: EW names The Moment one of the top 10 things in Pop Culture for the week in “The Must List,” calling the book, “inspiration for the new year.”

Shelf Awareness: “The true value of this collection lies in its range of experiences, from riding the rails hobo-style to surviving car crashes to getting that phone call from Oprah. Readers will be moved to consider their own life-changing moments.”

Library Journal: “Have you ever taken a wrong turn and never looked back, or picked door number one instead of door number two? The results of split-second choices and unexpected events frame this fascinating collection of new, brief, personal narratives. Each author’s ability to concisely describe such big moments pulls the reader in. Book and writing groups will have a lot to talk about after reading this first-rate collection.”

Elle Magazine: One of Elle’s featured books for January, The Moment features “sudden and surprising shifts of destiny.”

Kirkus Reviews: “A torrent of heartfelt, short stories. The therapeutic public confessionals are augmented with photos, graphics, varied typography and vagrant sentences about still more moments. An easily read compendium of brief inspirational memory pieces.”

The New York Times Magazine: An excerpt of Shalom Auslander’s Moment, “Grabbing Life By the Horns.” In an intro to a number of excerpts, Salon’s Thomas Rogers writes, “These stories are all part a beautifully written, moving new collection of essays edited by Larry Smith, the founder of SMITH Magazine, about the instance when a person’s life takes a new path.”

The Nervous Breakdown: Larry Smith answers “21 Questions” about The Moment, his typical workday and the one album he’d listen to over and over again in case of a bad breakup.

Jewcy Magazine: An excerpt of Deborah Copaken Kogan’s Moment, “The Bloodless Coup.”

Book Boroughing: Larry Smith talks about the making of The Moment, the joy of live events and why storytelling is a 360-degree experience.

The Dr. Pat Show Larry Smith talks to the momentous Dr. Pat, as they take calls from her listeneners, about the moments that changed their lives.

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