The moth / preface by Adam Gopkik ; foreword by George Dawes Green ; edited and with an introduction by Catherine Burns.
Contributor(s): Burns, Catherine [editor.] | Gopnik, Adam | Green, George Dawes.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Hyperion, 2013Edition: First edition.Description: xxi, 407 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781401311117; 1401311113.Uniform titles: Moth radio hour (Radio program) Subject(s): Moth radio hour (Radio program) | United States -- Social life and customs -- 1971- -- Anecdotes | Popular culture -- United States -- Anecdotes | United States -- Biography -- Anecdotes | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- General | PERFORMING ARTS -- Storytelling | LITERARY COLLECTIONS -- EssaysDDC classification: 791.44 Other classification: BIO000000 | PER019000 | LCO010000
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"50 true stories"--Cover.
Includes dates, locations, and directors of the original performances of the stories.
In the tradition of book anthologies created from public radio programs such as StoryCorps and This I Believe, THE MOTH collects the best storytelling moments--most in print here for the very first time--straight from their archive of more than 3000 shows since the first Moth Evening in 1997.
Innocents abroad. Life on a M�obius strip / by Janna Levin ; Mission to India / by Dr. George Lombardi ; Notes on an exorcism / by Andrew Solomon ; Man and beast / by Alan Rabinowitz ; The Prince and I / by Jillian Lauren ; The day I became a matador / by A.E. Hotchner -- In the trenches. Life after death / by Damien Echols ; Don't fall in love with your monkey / by Ari Handel ; Tajik sonata / by Anoid Latipovna Rakhmatyllaeva ; Impeachment day / by Joe Lockhart ; Easter in a Texas roadhouse / by Wayne Reece ; Bicycle safety on Essex / by Richard Price ; Elevator ER / by Jon Levin ; The big things you don't do / by Annie Duke -- Coming home. A view of the Earth / by Michael Massimino ; Life flight / by Kimberly Reed ; Angel / by Darryl "DMC" McDaniels ; The house that Sherman didn't burn / by George Dawes Green ; Cocktails in Attica / by Sherman "O.T." Powell ; Whatever doesn't kill me / by Ed Gavagan -- Generations. LOL / by Adam Gopnik ; Liberty card / by Marvin Gelfand ; Discussing family trees in school can be dangerous / by Paul Nurse ; The mug shot / by Steve Osborne ; Good news versus bad / by Erin Barker ; The apron strings of Savannah / by Edgar Oliver ; A kind of wisdom / by Ellie Lee ; A perfect circle / by Carly Johnstone -- Shot through the heart. War / by Sebastian Junger ; We'll have to stop now / by Andy Christie ; Her way / by Malcolm Gladwell ; The case of the curious codes / by Cynthia Riggs ; The accident / by Ophira Eisenberg ; Sing Sing tattoo / by Ted Conover -- Carpe diem. My first day with the Yankees / by Matthew McGough ; Under the influence / by Jeffery Rudell ; Yes means yes? / by Elna Baker ; One last family photo / by James Braly ; A dish best served cold / by Tristan Jimerson ; A work in progress / by Aimee Mullins ; Unhooked / by Nathan Englander ; The small town prisoner / by Wanda Bullard -- Save me. The past wasn't done with me / by Kemp Powers ; Hair today gone tomorrow / by Jenny Allen ; The one good man / by Joyce Maynard ; Life support / by Stephanie Summerville ; Where there's smoke / by Jenifer Hixson ; Perfect moments / by Brian Finkelstein ; Fireworks from above / by Faye Lane ; Franny's last ride / by Mike DeStefano.
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 <i>The Moth Radio Hour</i>. 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.