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Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM By Catherine Burns Neil Gaiman

From 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 Louis C.K Tig NotarFrom 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 Louis C.K Tig Notaro, John Turturro, and Meg Wolitzer, 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 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 open, vulnerable, and alive.
  • Title: The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown
  • Author: Catherine Burns Neil Gaiman
  • ISBN: 9781101904404
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Hardcover

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Nat Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
Going into this I had no idea what to expect since I wasn't really familiar with the storytelling phenomenon that is The Moth. But after having read Neil Gaiman's forward , my curiosity was piqued. And I was surprised to find myself finishing the majority of this collection in one sitting because of how compelling these real life stories were.All These Wonders features voices both familiar and new. Storytellers include Louis C.K Tig Notaro, John Turturro, and Meg Wolitzer, as well as a [...]
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Leo Robertson Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
Most of these stories are spectacular and unmissable—Kevin McGeehan's almost had me in tears during lunch! I can highly recommend this book :)I do have a gripe with what I'm now seeing is the common voice/style of American storytelling that I recently encountered in My Heart Is an Idiot—that kinda folksy ass, seems-all-random-'cept-for-moments-like-these, it-ain't-so-bad, 'We're all just sentient meatpackets on a crazy blue spacemarble looking for love/where else in the world would you see a [...]
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Conor Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
My friend Brendan has this saying, something he calls the "Grand Unifying Theory of New York." It's a bit grandiloquent and certainly misnamed, but the logic is sound. Essentially, he maintains that you're totally free to cry in public in New York, because of some combination of 1) people are accustomed to emotional outbursts in public here; 2) we're all too rushed and self-absorbed to really notice anyone else; and 3) it's hard to spot people you know amidst the throngs of humanity. This book a [...]
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Charlie - A Reading Machine Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
Brilliant, thoughtful and very enjoyable. It is a wonderful collection of highly personal stories that in some way shape or form changed the person or helped define them. I read three or four a night and each time found myself falling asleep with something to think about. From the boy who excelled at paintball because he grew up as a child soldier, to the little girl left with a super star at the airport because her mum had to run off to the man who struggles to let go of a childhood betrayal. E [...]
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April Saunders Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
Poignant and raw, these storytellers capture the essence of living through sharing their stories. As engrossing as The Moth radio hour.
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Leah Rachel Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
Read the original review here!I cried several times in the course of reading The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown, edited by Catherine Burns, with a forward by Neil Gaiman. The Moth is a storytelling platform that hosts events all over the United States. It launched in 1997 and holds events, each themed, where people tell their stories without notes to a live audience. This is a packed collection of 45 stories about risk, courage, worry, and facing the unkno [...]
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Kate Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
Every one of these stories is related in a lively, engaging, individual voice. (Well of course they are: storytelling is what The Moth is all about.)For best effect, I read just a few entries at a sitting. The theme of "facing the unknown" is thoroughly illustrated, but too much of that felt like more than enough heartstring-pulling for me. I appreciated each entry much more when I let it take the stage all by itself.(I received this book as a giveaway.)
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Tina Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
I thought this would be a collection of short stories and was pleasantly surprised to discover a series of short memoirs. John Turturro’s story was particularly interesting to me as I am a big fan of his work.These are poignant and insightful true stories that give you a different perspective of their lives. Well written and interesting, you may feel as if you are at a personal reading or sitting in their den as their story unfolds. I’m actually still reading some of the stories but so far I [...]
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Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
I've finished two great books this week, and that is enough for me to say it's been a good reading week. Both books have a lot of similarities. Both On Living by Kerry Egan and All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown are nonfiction. Both books are about times in one's life when a person faces an enormous, potentially life-changing situation and about how those situations play out. All These Wonders is stories told at various locations around the world at The Moth on the storytel [...]
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JenLovesBooks Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
"The Moth teaches us not to judge by appearances. It teaches us to listen. It reminds us to empathize. And now, with these wonderful stories, it teaches us to read." - Neil GaimanThis book does just that. I had never heard of The Moth where have I been? But, glad I was able to read this and learn about it. It is captivating, and honest. Joyful and painful through every page read. This is one I will keep on my shelves and gladly share with friends and family. Even though the events in which these [...]
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Janet Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
I received this uncorrected proof from through a giveaway. Thank you!I heard many of these stories on the radio over the last few years. Reading them in book form is a wonderful experience. I found myself crying on the train almost everyday as I read it. I love being able to connect with the humanity represented in every story. The range of author from teenager to nonagenarian and from African genocide to Chicago crack addicts to the father of a murdered woman and the mother of a child with Dow [...]
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Angela Juline Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
I loved, loved, loved this collection of stories. There were so many amazing ones - I can forgive the editors for including some not so great ones. You'd read some of the stories and be captivated by the storyd then you'd read about the author and you'd be even more amazed. I've got to get out there and start making my mark on the world.Here are 3 of my favorite points from 3 different storytellers:"Just walk fearlessly into the house of mourning, for grief is just love squaring up to its oldest [...]
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Apurva Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
This book was the exact read I needed when I picked it up. I have always loved short form stories and these were made infinitely better by the reality of them. It’s as if someone took the premise of chicken soup for the soul and made it less trite and more focused. Each story touched so strongly and tightly on a point, a thought, or a narrative. This may be one of the few books I buy this year instead of checking it out from the library repeatedly. I am grateful for these storytellers and the [...]
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Heidi Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
Love The Moth and would so love to see a live show. What gems.
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Jenifer Jacobs Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
I almost always cry when listening to The Moth podcast, so I'm not sure why I thought reading the stories would be any different. Empowering, enduring, lovely, brutal, vulnerable, and hopeful. These stories were marvelous and tear-worthy. I highly recommend both the book and the podcast!
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Abby Smith Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
I rarely write reviews, but this collection was so remarkable that I want to buy a copy to give to all my friends. There is a story for everyone.
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Susan Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
All These Wonders was pretty much universally loved in reviews over at , so I was excited to request a review copy (thanks, Blogging for Books). It’s made up of a series of short stories which were presented as talks in programs known as “The Moth.” Apparently “The Moth” is a large phenomenon of which I’d been unaware; an organization that promotes oral storytelling. I figured these would be stories kind of a la “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” but maybe with a more literary bent. I [...]
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Debra Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
"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."First of all, let me say that I have been noticing a lot of anniversaries lately that make me feel ancient. The Moth is really celebrating a 20 year anniversary? Wow. (Then there's The Princess Bride at thirty. The novel, The Outsiders, turned fifty this year. I feel elderly. Where did my youth go?)But, ba [...]
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Lisa Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
When The Moth released its second compilation of its spoken stories in written form, I was immediately interested. The Moth Presents: All These Wonders, True Stories About Facing the Unknown is easily one of my favorite books this year. (Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the publisher through the Blogging for Books program. Opinion reflected in this review is my honest one.)Besides the fact that these are true stories told by real people, what I love about them are the unexpected tw [...]
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Shirley Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
There was no doubt in my mind that I was going to love this book even before I started reading it and upon finishing this book, I was not disappointed. I have been a huge fan of the Moth Radio Hour for awhile now and was glad that some of my favorite storytellers and their stories have made it into this book for an even wider audience. Along with old favorites, some of which have changed my life, like Hector Black's Forgiveness, I also found myself tearing up reading The House of Mourning, inspi [...]
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Marsha Hubbell Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
I had never heard of The Moth, a "not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling." I read a recommendation on Facebook by Neil Gaiman, who writes the foreward, and knew the book was something I wanted to check out. However, I did not expect to fall in love from the opening page to the last. Given the times we live in, we've pretty much labeled people by party affiliation and don't always go much deeper. But in "All These Wonders," we knock on the doors of each new cha [...]
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Andrew Leede Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
Fabulous.I'd had the pleasure of hearing a handful of the stories in this collection on The Moth podcast. Reading those stories transported me to those moments previously had with the storytellers. I'll never forget walking home from work, a light rain falling on a dark night, listening to Carl Pillitteri's story of the Fukushima disaster. Taking in those words comfortably in bed conjured that moment and my reaction to the raw emotion and humanity so vividly conveyed through the audio version.Fo [...]
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Elizabeth Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
This book was purchased on a whim because it looked pretty and I wanted a souvenir from a famous bookstore. It turned out to be pretty much exactly what I needed at this time in my life. It is very different from what I normally need, but right now it's just what I needed. This school year so far has just been so wierd and off and exhuasting, which is just compounded by being an introvert in a high-interaction career. This book allowed me to "meet" people from all walks of life and enjoy their s [...]
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Sonaksha Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
I was NOT prepared to love this collection of stories as much as I did. There's something so magical about finding a gem like this when you least expect it. Reading each story, I found myself picturing how it would have been to hear this in person, like it was initially told. I love how intimate and compelling the entire collection was – almost like getting together with a group of strangers, sharing tales and knowing each other in some way. I read one or two stories each night before bed and [...]
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Nicole Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
"The number-one quality of all great storytellers is their willingness to be vulnerable, to tell on themselves in front of thousands. Each story told is a gift to the listeners." - Catherine Burns, editor of 'The Moth: All These Wonders'Over the last month I've savoured these stories transcribed from those told by live storytellers at The Moth events. It is indeed a book of 50 gifts. Loved every single one.
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Steve Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
A good read, that has the emotions of the Moth podcasts in print. I liked how the stories were curated and found most of the stories interesting. So why only 3 stars? Well, as a listener of the podcast, I was familiar with many of the stories and reading the stories was not nearly as good as hearing it from the author's. Still, I would recommend this book to anyone that wants to experience the wide variety of human emotions.
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Monique Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
The Moth was the first podcast I ever listened to. It's just people on a stage telling their personal stories. And I love it. This a collection of stories told at various Moth events. Some of the stories are told by famous people and other stories are told by your average Joe, but all the stories are worth reading. There are challenging expressions of grief, hope, grace, and pain. The book was great, but still, there's nothing like listening to someone tell their story.
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Mandy Weeks Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
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 Louis C.K Tig Notaro, John Turturro, and Meg Wolitzer, 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 s [...]
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Heather Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
I devoured this book! I love reading people’s stories in their own words and it’s wonderful to see how they said so much in such a brief time. Great storytelling! Real people! I’ve now subscribed to the Moth podcast, too!
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Kayla Nov 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM
A lot of reasons of why I became a journalist was to learn about people and their stories. This gathers up the best nonfiction accounts of acts of heroism, humanity, empathy, comedy, spiritualism, grief, fear, love from those who have overcome great obstacles and adversity. I feel like I am a better person for have being introduced to The Moth.
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The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown By Catherine Burns Neil Gaiman From 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 Louis C.K Tig NotarFrom 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 Louis C.K Tig Notaro, John Turturro, and Meg Wolitzer, 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 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 open, vulnerable, and alive.

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