“Wonderful." —Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of storytelling phenomenon The Moth, 45 unforgettable true stories about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best ever told on their stages
Carefully selected by the creative minds at The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of live storytelling, All These Wonders features voices both familiar and new. Alongside Meg Wolitzer, John Turturro, Tig Notaro, and Hasan Minhaj, readers will encounter: an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time, an Afghan refugee learning how much her father sacrificed to save their family, a hip-hop star coming to terms with being a “one-hit wonder,” a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill’s “secret army” during World War II, and more.
High-school student and neuroscientist alike, the storytellers share their ventures into uncharted territory—and how their lives were changed indelibly by what they discovered there. With passion, and humor, they encourage us all to be more open, vulnerable, and alive.
So first off love the cover of this book! It is what drew me in the most. The whole book was addicting and had me not wanting to put it down! There wasn't a dull moment, and everything about it held my interesting. I can't wait to see what…Read Review
If you love memoirs or hearing other people's stories, you need to read this book. The stories in this book are beautiful and powerfully told. While reading, you feel as though the person sharing their story is in the room with you, bearing…Read Review
The cover of this book is SO PRETTY. The paper is nice to the touch. This is, quite honestly, one of the most beautiful…Read Review
The beautiful and poignant thing about The Moth, as Neil Gaiman writes in his forward, is that "being open about who you were at a moment in time when you were in a difficult or an impossible place matters more than anything" in these…Read Review