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    DescriptionFor 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 "The Moth Radio Hour." 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.


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    Title
    The Moth
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Catherine Burns, Foreword by George Dawes Green, Preface by Adam Gopnik
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 407
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781401311117
    ISBN 10: 1401311113
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25710
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF, APW, BM
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSB
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    BIC subject category V2: ASZ
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000
    B&T General Subject: 595
    DC22: 791.44
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    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
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    BISAC V2.8: PER008000, BIO026000, BIO000000, PER019000
    DC21: 791.44
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    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: PN1991.77.M675 M68 2013
    Thema V1.0: DS, DNC, DNL, ATL, ATX
    Publisher
    Hyperion Books
    Imprint name
    Hyperion Books
    Publication date
    03 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story and The Moth's directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it. The Moth received the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions in January 2012. Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Catherine Burns is Artistic Director of The Moth.
    Review quote
    "When I started to read the new collection 'The Moth: 50 True Stories, ' [the storytellers'] distinctive voices turned on my audio button. It felt as if they had channeled these stories to me." "Elizabeth Taylor, Chicago Tribune "Editor's Choice"""