The most popular, provocative, and unforgettable essays from the past fifteen years of the New York Times “Modern Love” column—including stories from the upcoming anthology series starring Tina Fey, Andy Garcia, Anne Hathaway, Catherine Keener, Dev Patel, and John Slattery
I’m not big on love stories. Sure, I’ve read the classics and enjoy one every once in a while but I tend to avoid these kind of novels. No reason, I just like other genres. However, last year I watched the Amazon adaptation of the column by the NY Times and I was so in love with the stories as well as the characters that I had to read the real stories, and that’s how this book ended up in my hands.
Now, if you like me, hadn’t read the stories before you saw the series, you might be a tiny bit disappointed. The series adaptation have the glamour and hopefulness Hollywood tends to add to real life stories while the essays are more straight-forward, true to their authors’ life. Nevertheless the stories are the definition of relatable. The book organizes the stories by theme and circumstances and give a beautiful set of emotions of optimism, grief, and loss that we all suffer throughout our lives. While the column is open to anyone, most of the authors are writers (obviously) whom I wish to befriend and ask them how to move on after the essays but as of now the column and series will have to suffice.
Season 2 of Modern Love is set to be released sometime this year.