Modern Love: 50 True and Extraordinary Tales of Desire, Deceit, and Devotion
Daniel Jones (editor)
Wonderful stories about how love works in the 20th century.
And so it goes for all of us: for me, Ron, the poet plumber, and the professor, who place ourselves within the confines of a personal ad hoping someone out there will connect with our fifty words and nervous voices on a recorded message. If we were really honest, our ads would read: “My heart has been shattered, and I’m scared. Will someone take a chance on me?”
Making a fool of yourself for love is ultimately about you, about how much you have to give and the distances you will travel to keep your heart wide open when everything around you makes you feel like slamming it shut and soldering it closed.