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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 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.
'Brilliant and quietly addictive ... crammed with personality ... full of colour and life'
One of the hottest events in town ... enthralling, funny and moving
'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
Publication date: 12/03/2015
Publisher: Serpent's Tail an imprint of Profile Books Ltd
|Publication date:||12th March 2015|
|Author:||Catherine Burns, Neil Gaiman|
|Publisher:||Serpent's Tail an imprint of Profile Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||True stories, Memoirs, Anthologies (non-poetry),|
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.More About Catherine Burns, Neil Gaiman