I really didn't know much about this book or The Moth prior to picking this up. Honestly, I mostly wanted to read it in the beginning because I love Neil Gaiman and he did the forward! But after only a handful of stories, I was hooked. I've started following some of the writers and The Moth on various social media sites. Most of the stories are incredible, some left me in tears, and others made me laugh. I love when a book can do this. I loved it more that these were actual stories from people across many walks of life. What The Moth has put together both in this book and on stages is brilliant and touching. I'll continue to follow them and recommend this to as many people who will listen to me.