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The moth /

by Burns, Catherine [editor of compilation.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: First edition.Description: xxi, 407 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781401311117 (pbk.) :; 1401311113 (pbk.) :.Uniform titles: Moth radio hour (Radio program).Subject(s): Moth radio hour (Radio program) | Popular culture -- United States -- Anecdotes | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General | PERFORMING ARTS / Storytelling | LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays | United States -- Social life and customs -- 1971- -- Anecdotes | United States -- Biography -- AnecdotesSummary: "In the tradition of book anthologies created from public radio programs such as StoryCorps and This I Believe, THE MOTH collects the best storytelling moments--most in print here for the very first time--straight from their archive of more than 3000 shows since the first Moth Evening in 1997. From James Braly's struggling with what to do when his three-year-old son wants a pink bicycle to Dr. George Lombardi's flying to India to save Mother Theresa's life, from former U.S. Press Secretary Joe Lockhart's oversleeping after a long night in a Moscow bar and missing Air Force One on his first international trip, to Ed Gavagan's surviving being stabbed by a gang and then testifying at their trial, these 40 stories range from sublime to heartbreaking to hilarious, and this collection will feature the very best. Backed by The Moth's own efforts and their expanding syndication and live event efforts in 2012-2013, this book will be an important and cherished read for existing fans of the program, literary fans of some of the featured storytellers, and oral history buffs coast-to-coast"--
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Biography Biography New Shelf B 920 BUR (Browse shelf) Checked out 11/10/2017
Biography Biography Main Library B 920 BUR (Browse shelf) Available
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"In the tradition of book anthologies created from public radio programs such as StoryCorps and This I Believe, THE MOTH collects the best storytelling moments--most in print here for the very first time--straight from their archive of more than 3000 shows since the first Moth Evening in 1997. From James Braly's struggling with what to do when his three-year-old son wants a pink bicycle to Dr. George Lombardi's flying to India to save Mother Theresa's life, from former U.S. Press Secretary Joe Lockhart's oversleeping after a long night in a Moscow bar and missing Air Force One on his first international trip, to Ed Gavagan's surviving being stabbed by a gang and then testifying at their trial, these 40 stories range from sublime to heartbreaking to hilarious, and this collection will feature the very best. Backed by The Moth's own efforts and their expanding syndication and live event efforts in 2012-2013, this book will be an important and cherished read for existing fans of the program, literary fans of some of the featured storytellers, and oral history buffs coast-to-coast"--

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