The Moth

The Moth

Book - 2013 | First edition
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"For the first time in print, celebrated storytelling phenomenon The Moth presents fifty spellbinding, soul-bearing stories selected from their extensive archive (fifteen-plus years and 10,000-plus stories strong). Inspired by friends telling stories on a porch, The Moth was born in small-town Georgia, garnered a cult following in New York City, and then rose to national acclaim with the wildly popular podcast and Peabody Award-winning weekly public radio show The Moth Radio Hour. Stories include: writer Malcolm Gladwell's wedding toast gone horribly awry; legendary rapper Darryl "DMC" McDaniels' obsession with a Sarah McLachlan song; poker champion Annie Duke's two-million-dollar hand; and A. E. Hotchner's death-defying stint in a bullring with his friend Ernest Hemingway. Read about the panic of former Clinton Press Secretary Joe Lockhart when he misses Air Force One after a hard night of drinking in Moscow, and Dr. George Lombardi's fight to save Mother Teresa's life. This will be a beloved read for existing Moth enthusiasts, fans of the featured storytellers, and all who savor well-told, hilarious, and heartbreaking stories.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781401311117
Branch Call Number: 791.447 MOT 2013
Characteristics: xxi, 407 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Moth radio hour (Radio program)


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Mar 28, 2016

Most of the stories are excellent, and I had so many LOL moments that I lost count. The stories are heartwarming, poignant, and so real that I felt like I knew the authors. I liked this book so much that I bought 3 copies as gifts.

May 02, 2015

The Moth is a collection of short stories told by real individuals. I first heard about The Moth through their podcast, also titled The Moth. The podcast has the real people whose stories are in this book telling their stories. It is a radio show featured on NPR. I was lucky enough to hear an episode on CBC Radio one day.

This book is excellent. Well written, short, and meaningful stories. Perfect for gifts and also perfect before bed, when you don't necessarily want to read a lot. I gave this book to my grandmother who reads it to the residents in her retirement home. They all love the stories. The tales told appeal to a large audience. I hope they come out with a second book soon!

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