The Moth Presents All These Wonders

The Moth Presents All These Wonders

True Stories About Facing the Unknown

eBook - 2017
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All These Wonders features voices both familiar and new. Storytellers include Louis C.K., Tig Notaro, John Turturro, and Meg Wolitzer, as well as a hip hop "one hit wonder," an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time, and a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill's "secret army" during World War II. They share their ventures into uncharted territory--and how their lives were changed forever by what they found there. These true stories have been carefully selected and adapted to the page by the creative minds at The Moth, and will encompass the very best of the 17,000+ stories performed in live Moth shows around the world.
Publisher: New York : Crown Archetype, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781101904411
1101904410
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 330 pages)
Additional Contributors: Burns, Catherine 1969-
Gaiman, Neil

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"Stories that attest to the startling varieties and travails of human experience, and the shared threads of love, loss, fear and kindness that connect us." NYT

Biographies of sorts are collected in this book. Carefully selected from the famous and not so famous these stories originate from the Moth radio show. All true and some anecdotal they make for an invigorating read into unknown areas of human experience.

This volume provides a selected 20-year retrospective of The Moth Radio Hour’s live broadcasts.


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_McGeek_ Aug 02, 2018

One of the best books ever. All the feelings!!! This book has so many incredible stories I always recommend it, whether you're an avid reader or never read it's so great.
Warning- if you read in public you may seem crazy due to crying then laughing then crying then laughing.

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scribby
Jun 12, 2018

Some of these stories are funny, some are heartwarming, some are heartbreaking -- and they're all true. The individual voices of the storytellers (who actually lived the stories) come through (even with different accents!) though the stories are compressed into a couple of pages each. I've heard some of these on "The Moth" on KUOW, and even so, I couldn't put it down.

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DoctorVine
Jul 24, 2017

The compression required to bring these very very short essays to full vivid colour is truly an art. The artists are special. There experiences are as well.
I especially like that I can read one and then think just about it for some time after.

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lilypad_1
Jul 22, 2017

I think this is the third Moth story book the library has and I have loved all of them. I look forward to Tuesdays at noon on NPR radio when I can hear the stories read by the storytellers themselves and wish I could go hear them live. The stories are all too real, you can put yourself in the storytellers' place or at least wonder what you would have done if you were in that situation.
The best part is, I have many new authors to check out. Thumbs up!

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