The Moth
  • Author : Catherine Burns
  • Release Date : 07 August 2014
  • Publisher : Serpent's Tail
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 459
  • ISBN 13 : 9781782830689
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Book Description: With an introduction by Neil Gaiman Before television and radio, before penny paperbacks and mass literacy, people would gather on porches, on the steps outside their homes, and tell stories. The storytellers knew their craft and bewitched listeners would sit and listen long into the night as moths flitted around overhead. The Moth is a non-profit group that is trying to recapture this lost art, helping storytellers - old hands and novices alike - hone their stories before playing to packed crowds at sold-out live events. The very best of these stories are collected here: whether it's Bill Clinton's hell-raising press secretary or a leading geneticist with a family secret; a doctor whisked away by nuns to Mother Teresa's bedside or a film director saving her father's Chinatown store from money-grabbing developers; the Sultan of Brunei's concubine or a friend of Hemingway's who accidentally talks himself into a role as a substitute bullfighter, these eccentric, pitch-perfect stories - all, amazingly, true - range from the poignant to the downright hilarious.

The Moth

The Moth

Author : Catherine Burns,The Moth
Publisher : Serpent's Tail
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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With an introduction by Neil Gaiman Before television and radio, before penny paperbacks and mass literacy, people would gather on porches, on the steps outside their homes, and tell stories. The storytellers knew their craft and bewitched listeners would sit and listen long into the night as moths flitted around ...

The Moth Presents All These Wonders

The Moth Presents All These Wonders

Author : Catherine Burns
Publisher : Crown
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“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 ...

How to Tell a Story

How to Tell a Story

Author : The Moth,Meg Bowles,Catherine Burns,Jenifer Hixson,Sarah Austin Jenness,Kate Tellers
Publisher : Crown
Genre : Performing Arts
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The definitive guide to telling an unforgettable story in any setting, drawing on twenty-five years of experience from the storytelling experts at The Moth “From toasts to eulogies, from job interviews to social events, this book will help you with ideas, structure, delivery and more.”—CNN ...

The Moth Presents Occasional Magic

The Moth Presents Occasional Magic

Author : Catherine Burns
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : LITERARY COLLECTIONS
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From storytelling phenomenon and hit podcast The Moth--and featuring contributions from Meg Wolitzer, Adam Gopnik, Krista Tippett, Andrew Solomon, Rosanne Cash, Ophira Eisenberg, Wang Ping, and more--a new collection of unforgettable true stories about finding the strength to face the impossible, drawn from the very best ...

The Moth and the Mountain

The Moth and the Mountain

Author : Ed Caesar
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“An outstanding book.” —The Wall Street Journal * “Gripping at every turn.” —Outside * “A hell of a ride.” —The Times (London) An extraordinary true story about one man’s attempt to salve the wounds of war and save his own soul through an audacious adventure. In the 1930s, as official government ...

The Moth Girl

The Moth Girl

Author : Heather Kamins
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Flying doesn’t always mean freedom. Anna is a regular teenaged girl. She runs track with her best friend, gets good grades, and sometimes drinks beer at parties. But one day at track practice, Anna falls unconscious . . . but instead of falling down, she falls up, defying gravity in the disturbing ...

The Moth Diaries

The Moth Diaries

Author : Rachel Klein
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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At an exclusive girls' boarding school, a sixteen-year-old girl records her most intimate thoughts in a diary. The object of her obsession is her room-mate, Lucy Blake, and Lucy's friendship with their new and disturbing classmate. Ernessa is a mysterious presence with pale skin and hypnotic eyes. Around her swirl ...

The Moth

The Moth

Author : Catherine Burns
Publisher : Hachette Books
Genre : Performing Arts
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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, ...

The Moth Presents All These Wonders

The Moth Presents All These Wonders

Author : Catherine Burns
Publisher : Moth Presents
Genre : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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-From storytelling [radio hour] The Moth, a collection about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the ... stories .. told on their stages, [featuring] 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, ...

The Moth Saga

The Moth Saga

Author : Daniel Arenson
Publisher : Moonclipse
Genre : Fiction
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"They say the world used to turn. They say that night would follow day in an endless dance. They say that dawn rose, dusk fell, and we worshiped both sun and stars. That was a long time ago..." The Moth Saga, a bestselling fantasy series, tells the story of Moth, ...

The Moth Catcher

The Moth Catcher

Author : Ann Cleeves
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Genre : Fiction
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The Moth Catcher is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves’s Vera Stanhope series – which is now a major ITV detective drama starring Brenda Blethyn as Vera. As though to a flame, they were drawn to their deaths . . . Life seems perfect in Valley Farm, a quiet community in Northumberland. Then ...

The Moth and the Mountain

The Moth and the Mountain

Author : Ed Caesar
Publisher : Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Genre : History
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“An outstanding book.” —The Wall Street Journal * “Gripping at every turn.” —Outside * “A gem of a book.” —The Guardian * “A hell of a ride.” —The Times (London) An extraordinary true story about one man’s attempt to salve the wounds of war and save his own soul through an audacious ...

The Moth Snowstorm

The Moth Snowstorm

Author : Michael McCarthy
Publisher : John Murray
Genre : Nature
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A great, rhapsodic, urgent book full of joy, grief, rage and love . . . A must-read' Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk Nature has many gifts for us, but perhaps the greatest of them all is joy; the intense delight we can take in the natural world, in its beauty, ...

Margaret and the Moth Tree

Margaret and the Moth Tree

Author : Brit Trogen,Kari Trogen
Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Margaret is sent to the Hopeton Orphanage, run by the cruel Miss Switch. Margaret can hear things that other people cannot. One day, she hears tiny voices coming from a thorny tree on the orphanage ground, and discovers a community of moths. Together, Margaret and the moths prepare a plan ...