Stunning Book - Cover and Stories!

Elise Burkhead

5 Stars

March 10, 2017

The cover of this book is SO PRETTY. The paper is nice to the touch. This is, quite honestly, one of the most beautiful books I've picked up in a long time It also helps that the stories inside are packed full of vulnerability, honesty, some laughs and emotion.

I had never heard of "The Moth" before picking up this book, and frankly, I was unbelievably confused over the title of this book at first. What was "The Moth"? Shortly, it is a transient event of regular people, and sometimes performers, telling their real stories in front of a live audience. Appearing in different cities and countries, the stories range from real, emotional to funny, lighthearted, but all of them have a certain kind of vulnerability at their core.


This book is a collection of some of the stories that have been told on a Moth stage. Captured from every possible age, race and place in life, these stories are fantastic, ranging from an Afghan refugee learning how much her father sacrified to save their family, a hip-hop star coming to terms with being a "one hit wonder," a young female spy risking everything to be part of Churchill's secret army in World War II to a mother dealing with insurance fraud that forced her into making difficult decisions that lead to her son's son death and more.