For 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 Gladwells wedding toast gone horribly awry; legendary rapper Darryl DMC McDaniels obsession with a Sarah McLachlan song; poker champion Annie Dukes two-million-dollar hand; and A. E. Hotchners 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 Lombardis fight to save Mother Teresas 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.
Author: Catherine Burns, The Moth, Adam Gopnik,
Publisher: Hyperion - Acquired Assets
Release Date: 2013-09-03