The Moth This Is a True Story

by Catherine Burns, Neil Gaiman

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The Moth This Is a True Story Synopsis

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 This Is a True Story Press Reviews

'Brilliant and quietly addictive ... crammed with personality ... full of colour and life'

Guardian

 

One of the hottest events in town ... enthralling, funny and moving

The Times

 

 

'New York's hottest and hippest literary ticket'

Wall Street Journal

 

'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

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ISBN: 9781846689901
Publication date: 12/03/2015
Publisher: Serpent's Tail an imprint of Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846689901
Publication date: 12th March 2015
Author: Catherine Burns, Neil Gaiman
Publisher: Serpent's Tail an imprint of Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,
Categories: True stories, Memoirs, Anthologies (non-poetry),

About Catherine Burns, Neil Gaiman

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.

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