6 Best 'Modern Love' Stories You Can Find in the New Book

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Incredible Essays From the Modern Love Book

Modern Love has become a phenomenon since it debuted in 2004. What began as a column in The New York Times has grown into a book, a podcast, and has even been made into a TV show! Check it out on Amazon here.

The Modern Love book has been revised and updated a few times, including this recent version that came out in September 2019. This latest edition collects some of the best essays published in the column so far. When they hear the word love, many people think of romantic love, but the essays in Modern Love encompass all forms of love, such as the love a parent has for their child, self-love, and love for our friends and family.

From overwhelming grief to burgeoning love to raw humanity, love comes in many different shades. As you read the book, you'll find yourself exploring the powerful emotion of love in a way you never thought possible.

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1. At the Hospital, An Interlude of Clarity by Brian Gittis

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During his forth date with a lovely Brazilian woman, Brian Gittis describes a mishap that landed him in the hospital. His dating stress ensues, particularly after he fell from the couch, landed on a martini glass, and knicked a blood vessel.

Read the essay here!

2. The Five Stages of Ghosting Grief by Rachel Fields

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Rachel Fields finds herself in a place many of us have been in; she's recently started seeing someone new and is now being ghosted. Her anxiety is through the roof because the silence comes right after she sends a sexy text.

Read the essay here!

3. Sleeping with the Guitar Player by Jean Hanff Korelitz

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In her essay, Jean Hanff Korelitz chronicles her husband's midlife crisis involving a guitar. A poet and professor at Princeton, her husband's guitar changed their family dynamic. Thankfully, she discovers she isn't alone in her pain.

Read the essay here!

4. You May Want to Marry My Husband by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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Amy Krouse Rosenthal's essay, "You May Want to Marry my Husband," is the heartbreaking story of a woman who knows she will soon die from ovarian cancer. Not wanting her husband to be alone after she's gone, she makes him a dating profile.

Read the essay here!

5. A Body Scared, A Marriage Healed by Autumn Stephens

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From the beginning, the marriage between Autumn Stephens and her husband had been rocky. Ultimately, it's her unexpected diagnosis with breast cancer that puts their family back together again.

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6. Two Men, Baby on the Way, and Me by Rebecca Eckler

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Rebecca Eckler and her boyfriend lived thousands of miles apart, only seeing each other once a month. She finds out she's pregnant, they get engaged, and then she meets a man who fills the voice her fiance left behind.

Read the essay here!

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