Funny, brutally honest, quirky, devastatingly painful, and hopeful all at the same time. Every story is a small movie I wish someone would make.
— Judd Apatow, writer, director and producer of The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and Funny People
It’s interesting reading this volley of love stories. One finds oneself comparing one’s own great love to each of these couples, thinking, ‘Oh, we’re a much better couple than them,’ or, ‘Gee, they seem to know a few things I don’t.’
— Ira Glass, host and producer of This American Life
From the wards of New Orleans to the cornfields of Iowa, the slopes of Colorado, the raves of LA, the hollows of Appalachia and the canyons of Wall Street, Americans talk about love.
Tortured teenagers, free-spirited octogenarians, anxious Navy wives, blue-blooded bohemians, horny-but-chaste pastors and multiply-partnered cosmopolitans tell extraordinary tales of broken hearts; sexual infidelities; improbable reconciliations; hidden, forbidden, preposterous love; and endurance against all odds.
These are America’s real love stories–wise and foolish, comic and tragic, full of surprises and straight from the heart.