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The Moth - All These Wonders

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Editor: Catherine Burns
Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Subject: Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir
Illustrations: Integrated contributor photographs

The Moth - All These Wonders

50 extraordinary true stories

The Moth. Edited by Catherine Burns

Storytelling is the new stand-up. And The Moth are the masters. This is a brand new collection of 50 utterly compelling stories.

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9781781256657 (20 Apr 2017)
£7.99

About the book

From storytelling phenomenon The Moth: a collection about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best stories ever told on their stages.
All These Wonders features The Moth's customary variety of voices. Storytellers range from Suzi Ronson (who styled David Bowie's hair into Ziggy Stardust) to author Jung Chang, by way of a hip hop 'one hit wonder', an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time and a young female spy-tester in 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 encompass the very best of the 17,000+ stories performed in live Moth shows around the world. Filled with a variety of humourous, moving, and gripping tales from all walks of life, it is timed to celebrate the Moth's 20th anniversary year.

About the author

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. The Moth: 50 True Stories - the Moth's first story collection - was an international bestseller. They run story slams across the US, Britain, Ireland and Australia.

Reviews

Praise for The Moth:
'Brilliant and quietly addictive

- Guardian

Beautifully simple, authentic, a little bit therapeutic and utterly addictive. It is a joyful reminder of the power of the story and the need for story-telling.

- Sunday Times

The stories remain very much in the voices of those who spoke them and thus retain the vulnerability and rawness inherent in the situation of one person, alone at the mic, telling a room full of strangers something personal.

- Observer

The stories not only maintain their oral integrity but take on new dimensions, allowing you to ponder a turn of events or swirl the language around in your head without missing the next part of the story.

- New York Times

While these tales transport us into the lives of others, they also invoke recognition with our own; there are connecting wires with even the most disparate experiences and existences, the 'I's are turned into 'we's. They fulfil our fundamental human need to communicate, learn and grow through others.

- The List

Additional Information

Editor: Catherine Burns
Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Subject: Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir
Illustrations: Integrated contributor photographs
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