The Moment: Wild, Poignant, Life-Changing Stories from 125 Writers and Artists Famous & Obscure

The Moment: Wild, Poignant, Life-Changing Stories from 125 Writers and Artists Famous & Obscure

by Larry Smith

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ISBN-13: 9780061719653
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/03/2012
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 1,042,607
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

LARRY SMITH is an adjunct associate professor of economics at the University of Waterloo and a recipient of the University of Waterloo’s Distinguished Teacher Award. During his longstanding tenure, Smith has taught and counselled more than 23,000 students on the subject of their careers, representing more than 10 percent of UW’s alumni. Smith has worked with more than 500 teams of student entrepreneurs, advising them as they have created companies of significant size and success across industries as broad-reaching as communications, software, robotics, entertainment, design and real estate. Smith is also president of Essential Economics Corporation, an economic consulting practice that serves a wide range of public and private clients. “Why You Will Fail to have a Great Career,” his TEDx Talk based on his experience counselling students, has been viewed by over six million people.

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The Moment: Inspiring, Wild, Poignant Stories from the Book of Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
BookHounds More than 1 year ago
MY THOUGHTS LOVED IT This is such an inspiring book of essays! It is full of famous and not so famous people relating what moment in their lives was truly something that had a great impact on their lives and the lives of others, even if they didn't realize it at the time. The stories are honest and reflective in a way that can be most surprising to the reader. Each one has somewhat of an Ah Ha moment where the author describes an occurrence of an event that at the time, really didn't seem that important but when they look back upon it, it is special indeed. I think my favorite one is Melissa Etheridge relating her singing A Piece of My Heart on an award show while she was undergoing cancer treatment at the time. She didn't see it as anything important at the time, but that performance gave strength to breast cancer survivors everywhere. She did it while not looking her best and with no hair. There are alot of little things this book offers most of which, is the wonderful attitude of those who have just done things and then thought about them later. You can easily pick this one up read a few pages and then reread the same pages and get even more out of the stories.
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