It’s been a little while since I recommended a book. (Sorry, been spending my nights catching up with the Fast and Furious series. #5 was awesome!) A few months ago, my sister suggested that I listen to The Moth podcast. I, not really being a podcast type, (well, that’s not entirely true, I did listen to almost all of the How I Built This series), was happy to find out that they had a book. Yay! Time to read on the Kindle.
The book, called The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown, takes the best out of the 20,000+ stories ever performed in Moth shows around the world and adapts them for readers. OMG! This book is gripping! For those of you have slight ADD (ok, raise your hand, don’t be shy), it’s an easy read because each chapter is super short, I’m talking about 10 minutes of reading time tops.
There’s one story about an Afghanistan family that just floored me. What’s best about the stories is that they’re told from the heart. These people lay out their craziest, most fascinating moments in their lives and you can’t help but feel like you’re standing in their shoes.
So read this book! It’ll change your life or at least the way you look at the world.
From the Moth website:
“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 hip hop “one hit wonder,” an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time, and a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill’s “secret army” during World War II. They share their ventures into uncharted territory—and how their lives were changed forever by what they found there.
These true stories have been carefully selected and adapted to the page by our creative team, and encompass the very best of the 20,000+ stories performed in live Moth shows around the world. These tales will make a great gift for story lovers everywhere.
“Honesty matters. Vulnerability matters. 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.”
– Neil Gaiman, from his introduction to All These Wonders