The Moth has been telling stories for about 20 years. What started off as a story-telling gig type of deal has now become one of the most listened to Podcasts. The Moth recently released a collection of these stories entitled The Moth Presents: All These Wonders, and it is one emotional experience after another.
The book begins with an introduction by Neil Gaiman. This is a wonderful way to start, but the true power lies farther in with the transcribed versions of stories formerly spoken out loud. Some stories involve death, refugees, and concentration camps. Others are an exploration of gaining trust back from family. They are all moving in one way or another. A few of my favorites involve the man who lived in the apartment next door to James “Whitey” Bulger and another about a man who accidentally came to act next to Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs.
The Moth Presents: All These Wonders is one of those books where it becomes easy to justify finishing the book in one sitting. Each story is true. Each story is vulnerable and real. It becomes almost impossible to walk away from that kind of compelling honesty and beautiful storytelling.
The Moth Presents: All These Wonders is now available from Crown Publishing.
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