“Wonderful." —Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of storytelling phenomenon The Moth, 45 unforgettable true stories about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best ever told on their stages
Carefully selected by the creative minds at The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of live storytelling, All These Wonders features voices both familiar and new. Alongside Meg Wolitzer, John Turturro, Tig Notaro, and Hasan Minhaj, readers will encounter: an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time, an Afghan refugee learning how much her father sacrificed to save their family, a hip-hop star coming to terms with being a “one-hit wonder,” a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill’s “secret army” during World War II, and more.
High-school student and neuroscientist alike, the storytellers share their ventures into uncharted territory—and how their lives were changed indelibly by what they discovered there. With passion, and humor, they encourage us all to be more open, vulnerable, and alive.
About the Author
THE MOTH is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. Inspired by friends telling stories on a small-town Georgia porch, The Moth garnered a cult following in New York City, and then rose to international acclaim with the wildly popular podcast and Peabody Award–winning weekly public radio show The Moth Radio Hour (produced by Jay Allison and presented by PRX.) The Moth is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is the story, and The Moth's directors work with each storyteller to find, shape, and present it. Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented tens of thousands of stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth received a 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, and The Moth: 50 True Stories (Hachette) was an international best seller. themoth.org
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THE MOTH PRESENTS ALL THESE WONDERS TRUE STORIES ABOUT FACING THE UNKNOWN FOREWORD BY NEIL GAIMAN EDITED BY CATHERINE BURNS This book was amazing and compelling to read with every word writing beautifully from storytelling and all these stories feature voice both familiar and new. Alongside Louis C.K., Tig Notaro, John Turturro, and Meg Wolitzer, that encounter: an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the fist time, an Afghan refugee learning how much her father sacrificed to save their family, a hip hop star coming to terms with being a one hit wonder a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill's secret army during World War II, and much more. I highly recommend to everyone much to read read book. " I received this book from the Blogging For Books program in exchange for this review "