The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories about Defying the Impossible
Favorite line: “If everything fell apart, if everything went to hell in the worst way possible, would I think to myself, I am so glad I did not let myself experience joy or enthusiasm in the good moments because it really protected me from the future?
No. Life doesn’t work like that. No ...more
Since I like the radio show so much, I wanted to read "The Moth," which is a collection of some of the m ...more
I more or less devoured this sucker. I believe I enjoyed more of the stories in this collection than I have in any other book of shorts that I've read. I'd give it 5-stars, but there were a small handful of stories that I just didn't understand why they'd been included. Fortunately, they are indeed short stories, & the boring or eye-rolling minority are easily moved past. There are of course a few stand-out selections tha...more
Edited by Catherine Burns
Publisher: Crown Publishing/Crown Archetypes
Publication Date: March 19, 2019
Review Date: December 13, 2018
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley and approval to read prior to publication by Crown Books.
This is the second Moth book of stories edited by Catherine Burns. The first book is titled: The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown.
I truly devoured this book and really could have read this in one sitting, but had to do homework along the way! I really enjoyed reading each and every story and truly felt the emotion behind each story as I read ...more
How did telling and writing about these stories begin? "Founded in 1997 by writer George Dawes Green, The Moth is a live st ...more
1) Sticky notes (to mark your favorite stories)
2) Tissues (you’re going to cry)
3) A friend (so you can share this book with them as soon as you’re done reading it)
I absolutely loved this book. The stories are varied enough that there will be something for everyone—no matter who you are, there will be something you can relate to in these pages. Prepare to be inspired and to feel like there is hope left in this world. And then pr ...more
This was more of a mixed bag than the previous Moth collection for me. There are some stories that really stood out - from a child having an imaginary friend with an assistant trying to schedule playdates to not dating a serial killer and decisions about having children. But there were a few stories and a couple themes that I'm sure I would enjoy the story if I had seen it live, but didn't speak to me the way t ...more
A collection of short stories on people persevering through pretty wild situations. However, even though each story was good, now as I type this a day after reading the book, I can't really recall any crazy strong standouts. None of the stories were bad per say but they all blended together. Really quick read though. Each story was taken from a talk which was cool; the stories might have been more powerful hearing the voices of the people themselves.
Real Men Don’t Rob Banks
The Value of Words
Have You Met Him Yet?
Seven Shades of Blue
My Post-Nuclear Family
The Junkie and the Monk
Can I Get a Witness?
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