Why They Cried

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Have you been reading Jim Hanas’ series, Why They Cried? You should! And not just because it culminates tomorrow with a story right here on Significant Objects.

Since Monday, he’s been posting stories in this five-story cycle on Fictionaut; it’s great stuff, a cool idea nicely executed. And while the series title sounds like a downer, the truth is these character vignettes have been clever and amusing. Check ’em out:

Ted: Unexpectedly moved by a costume drama

Deano: Ad agency sold to holding company at low multiple

Jisette: News of actor’s nuptials

And just published:

Roy: Communion with nature.

Tune in tomorrow for the final story in the series — also the fifth story of Significant Objects v3.


Rob Walker is the author of Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are, and writes the Consumed column for The New York Times Magazine.

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