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The Moth Presents All These Wonders
The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown | Catherine Burns
From storytelling phenomenon The Moth: a collection about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best stories ever told on their stages. 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 Churchills secret army during World War II. They share their ventures into uncharted territoryand how their lives were changed forever by what they found there. These true stories have been carefully selected and adapted to the page by the creative minds at The Moth, and will encompass the very best of the 17,000+ stories performed in live Moth shows around the world. Filled with a variety of humorous, moving, and gripping tales from all walks of lifeand perfectly timed to the Moth's 20th anniversary yearthis beautifully-packaged book will be a timeless gift for Moth fans, graduates, and story lovers everywhere.
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ValerieAndBooks
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My youngest was given a scholarship by a local law firm at graduation and along with it, this book. I have been reading it all summer but pacing myself because the true stories (originally told before audiences) nearly all made me cry even if some had humor. With that warning, this is very good. Hope son reads it eventually (he‘s very much a reader) but I wouldn‘t be surprised if he spaced these stories out as well.

JanuarieTimewalker13 I wonder what The Moth is? Is this an anthology? 1mo
ValerieAndBooks @JanuarieTimewalker13 The Moth is an organization that hosts story telling events; and yes this is one of their anthologies. It‘s very good but heart-wrenching! More info here https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Moth 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Thank you😘 1mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 That makes sense bc listen to what the Moth symbolizes: “The moth symbolizes determination, attraction, psychic abilities and faith. Although moths are nocturnal, they are driven toward the light for some unknown reason.” Ok, I recently read a book titled Absent and there was a moth on the cover...now that all makes sense...that was a really good YA novella. (edited) 1mo
ValerieAndBooks @JanuarieTimewalker13 I love what you just shared! Thanks 😊 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 You‘re so welcome!!🤙🏽 1mo
Reggie I love the Moth Podcast. It always has me crying or laughing on my way home from work. I‘ve only read their first book. But it‘s good to hear this one is just as affecting. 1mo
ValerieAndBooks @Reggie nice to know there are other The Moth books! Yes, the stories are so heart-touching. 1mo
Suet624 Oh gosh, yes. I drive the quiet roads in the midst of errands and listen to Moth podcasts. They all have me in tears. Truth-telling at its finest. 1mo
ValerieAndBooks @Suet624 aww yes 💖. But be careful driving with tears! 1mo
Suet624 @ValerieAndBooks I actually did have to pull off the road one time. One of the stories just really got me. 1mo
ValerieAndBooks @Suet624 I can imagine!! One story in this anthology had me in such a sobbing mess that I couldn‘t pick it up again for at least a couple weeks. 1mo
ValerieAndBooks @Suet624 it was “Walking with RJ” by Stephanie Peirolo. 1mo
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Megabooks
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I have this in hardback, but it‘s in storage. I couldn‘t pass up the ebook for $1.99, and neither should you. (Bossy Meg! 😉)

Seriously, these stories take just a few minutes to read, but many touched me deeply. A man forgiving his daughter‘s murderer, a Columbian dentist operating on a FARC commander‘s son at gunpoint, a scientist receiving the first up-close images from Pluto, there‘s something for everyone. 5⭐️

thebluestocking I just snagged this! Thank you!! ❤️ 6mo
Megabooks I hope you enjoy it!! 6mo
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Book 52 of 2019
#ebook

PaperbackPirate Thank you for all the likes! (Even though I‘m a Dbacks fan!) 6mo
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Erynecki
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My second collection of Moth stories. I enjoyed these thoughtful first person tales. They‘re a little bit of many emotions... sad, eye opening, hopeful, loving, and healing.

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Anniversary post!

“Our next storyteller tonight is a guy. He‘s done some stuff in his life. You people have done stuff too, so just calm the shit down. Ladies and gentlemen, Neil Gaiman!” - Peter Aguero‘s introduction at The Moth: Unchained Tour in Winston-Salem, North Carolina 9/19/12

Needless to say, this was a big deal for me. #GaimanGang

monalyisha YESSS! 12mo
GingerAntics 💙💙💙 12mo
2BR02B That's hilarious. 😆 I met him in 2010, and it was pretty magical. 12mo
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vivastory I'm seeing him in November! 12mo
Mdargusch Cool! 12mo
hermyknee 🙌🏽 12mo
UnidragonFrag 😍 I so hope I can meet him one day! 12mo
Leftcoastzen 👍😄😄😄😄😂 12mo
398.2 Wow! 12mo
Chelleo That intro 😂🤣😂 12mo
madamereadsalot1 😍 I've seen him speak twice. Have yet to meet him though. One of these days.... 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm Jealous! 🤩 12mo
Craftylikefox 😮 12mo
ErinSueMreads Gah! Jealous!!! 12mo
Faibka How awesome! 12mo
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Viko
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Beautiful, powerful, heart-breaking, funny stories

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8leagueboot
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Post hike-and-yoga reads!
As a Side Note: this would make for a beautiful graduation gift for anyone 🎓

Reggie I love this podcast. 1y
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Expandingbookshelf
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It‘s my birthday and I‘m clearly celebrating it in the best possible way. 🤗📖🎂

Bianca Happy birthday! 2y
Expandingbookshelf @Bianca thank you 😊 2y
JoeStalksBeck Happy birthday! 2y
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Expandingbookshelf
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Hiss! Booo! When I got this book from the library, Louie C.K. hadn‘t yet been revealed as a terrible garbage person 😠 Life, fast, etc....

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KimM
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It took 6 years but I finally won one! #persistance 😂

Lacythebookworm I still haven‘t won one! Congratulations! 2y
AmyG Yay! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
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Megabooks
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#giveaway alert!

REPOST FOR THOSE WHO MISSED LAST NIGHT 👍🏻

I hit 7777 followers! 🎉🎉🎉🎊🎊🎊🍾🥂 Thank you all! So I‘m going to #payitforward by hosting the #7777giveaway 😀

Contest ends 11/4 at 8 pm ET

Post about your last 5⭐️ read, tag me, and use the hashtag #7777giveaway

A random winner will get a $30 Amazon.com! Open to all!

The Moth was my last 5⭐️👍🏻👍🏻

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s excellent! Good for you! 2y
DivineDiana Fantastic! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 And thank you! 2y
Dragon 👍😀🎉 2y
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Megabooks
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#giveaway alert!

I hit 7777 followers! 🎉🎉🎉🎊🎊🎊🍾🥂 Thank you all! So I‘m going to #payitforward by hosting the #7777giveaway 😀

EDITED: Contest ends 11/4 at 8 pm ET

Post about your last 5⭐️ read, tag me, and use the hashtag #7777giveaway

A random winner will get a $30 Amazon.com! Open to all!

The Moth was my last 5⭐️👍🏻👍🏻

Libby1 It‘s the wee hours of the morning here now so I‘ll have to post this tomorrow! 😃 2y
batsy 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 Awesome giveaway. Congrats! 🎉 (edited) 2y
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AlaMich Congratulations!! 🥂 2y
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Megabooks
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I spent a night thinking about what to say about this book. What can you say about a book with a story of getting refugees to safety in Africa to one pages away about finding a best friend at summer camp?

All you can say is BUY IT, CHECK IT OUT!! I don‘t know if a book has ever made me feel so deeply. I laughed, I teared up, I even let a few tears fall. Read it! All the ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️s

I‘m definitely starting the podcast 👍🏻

QueenBook It's pretty 2y
Megabooks @QueenBook Yes it is! 2y
merelybookish The podcast is great! 2y
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Megabooks @merelybookish I‘m going to start listening! 2y
Suet624 I often either laugh hysterically or cry when listening to the podcast. 2y
8leagueboot The Ishmael Baeh story had me in tears. His spirit is so beautiful. 1y
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Megabooks
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Y‘all this book! One of the best I‘ve read all year. True stories originally spoken by the famous and unfamous about new experiences in their lives. Everything from Louis C.K. speaking about going to Russia in 1994 to a man who was at the Fukushima reactor during the earthquake to a funny story by the man who wrote Go the F*ck to Sleep.

Amazing, moving. I can see why it has nearly 5⭐️ on Amazon. A must-read!! I can‘t wait to finish.

mcipher And the cover is lovely, too. 👍 2y
JamieArc I've been wanting to pick this up but I love hearing the stories so much I'm scared I wouldn't love them as much in written form. This pushes me to read it 😊 2y
Megabooks @mcipher Yes, it is! 2y
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Megabooks @JamieArc I need to listen to the podcast. You can still tell where the pauses are, where you should laugh, what brings tears to your eyes. I‘d say it‘s worth a read. 2y
mspixxie Love The Moth, so this is a must! Life is magic. 2y
britt_brooke This sounds so good! #stacked 2y
Megabooks @mspixxie For sure 👍🏻 2y
Megabooks @britt_brooke So glad! I hope you love it. 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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A shameless repost because this happened 5 years ago today.

"Our next storyteller tonight is a guy. He's done some stuff in his life. You people have done stuff too, so just calm the shit down. Ladies and gentlemen, Neil Gaiman!" - Peter Aguero's introduction at The Moth: Unchained Tour in Winston-Salem, North Carolina 9/19/2012

It was a big deal for me.

Centique Amazing! And great introduction 😂 2y
Gezemice Cool! 2y
tjwill If I had met Neil Gaiman, I think it would be the first thing I would tell people about myself when I meet them. "Hi, I'm Tara, and I once met Neil Gaiman. Want to see a picture?" In other words, I'm super jealous of this, so share away at every opportunity! 2y
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GatheringBooks this is awesome! 2y
brennahawleycraig 😍😍 2y
BookHermit 😂😂😂 2y
Kalalalatja Awesome! And I'm sosososo jealous! 😂😂 2y
ju.ca.no Ohh I'm so very jealous🙈🙈 2y
rohit-sawant That's so awesome!! 2y
kspenmoll Wow! 2y
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tholmz
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I mean...just the most incredible stories. I loved how we could go from “my first job as an SNL writer” to saving lives in war-torn Rwanda and not skip a beat. I cried a lot in public reading this but there was just no other way.

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Ericmanciniwriter
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This book is batting 1.000 right now, and by that I mean it's giving me one life affirming cry per story. Do not read in public if you have a macho image to uphold.

Suet624 I cry at almost every Moth Story I hear on the radio. People are amazing. 2y
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Spiderfelt
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As a fan of the podcast, I was excited to see a collection of stories edited for print. However, reading the spoken word is not the same as reading carefully crafted writing. I put the book down after the first two stories, read another book and then decided to try it again. The second time I knew what to expect, and embraced the voice in each story. It was the perfect read when time was in short supply.

Spiderfelt If you ever get the chance to see The Moth live, run to get tickets. I've seen two performances in Seattle at a sold out 2500 seat venue. There is so much from a live show that doesn't make it to the radio. The emcee's stories are hilarious, and the musical guest usually tells a story too. Everything about those nights is magical. 2y
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argeorge
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casually sobbing while eating lunch - all the greatness of The Moth Radio Hour in book form.

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Bookish_penguin
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This book was perfection. Each of these stories helped to revive my faith in humankind.

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Chasingmermaids
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A sort of pick and choose collection. Meaning: some of the stories were amazing but a lot were only so-so. I'd check out the podcast before the book to see if it interests you.

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lovelybookshelf
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If you enjoy the Facebook page Humans of New York, you'll love this book! Here are stories of real people, told in their own words. We read about their diverse experiences, their joys, their struggles, their heartaches, the things they've learned along the way. It's so vivid that you feel like they're right in front of you, having an in-person conversation. What a beautiful (and often heartwrenching) collection of true stories.

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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9/19/2012 - Winston-Salem, North Carolina

"Our next storyteller tonight is a guy. He's done some stuff in his life. You people have done stuff too, so just calm the shit down already. Ladies and gentlemen, Neil Gaiman!" - Peter Aguero's introduction at The Moth: Unchained Tour storytelling event.

At no point did I say "You are the architect of my internal universe!" or anything similar. We call that a win, folks.

#joiningafanclub #junetunz

CherylDeFranceschi ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
vivastory I admire your restraint! 2y
batsy 💜 2y
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Cinfhen @Seshat check this out!!! 2y
Seshat ♥️❤️💜💛💙💚💞💕 2y
Seshat You did well! When I got my copy of "Ocean" signed, I basically squeaked like a mouse and scurried away. I couldn't handle it. 2y
2BR02B You're touching! 😍🖐🖑 2y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
JazzFeathers 😍👏👏💙 2y
Suet624 😂😂😂 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess Awesome!!!❤️😍 2y
Andrea4 That is the BEST introduction I have ever heard! 2y
LazyLimaLife 😍 great intro! 2y
saresmoore Bahahahaha! 2y
398.2 Lucky you! 2y
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Betty_Bookworm
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I always loved listening to the #moth on NPR. This book is wonderful.

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dariazeoli
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Unexpected #bookmail! I don't remember entering any giveaways for this one but I'm happy to have it! 👍👏

Billypar Mysterious...sometimes they find you. Maybe there's a story you really need to read now. 2y
Yanes You are a lucky one. 2y
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Lupita.Reads
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Any fans of The Moth?! If you don't know what that is definitely check it out and look it up. Storytelling at its best. This is a collection of stories told out loud during Moth events. I was afraid they wouldn't translate the same but that wasn't an issue at all! I still felt like I was front and center listening to these amazing stories. Definitely recommend this as an audiobook!

MCYmermaid Oooh, I do enjoy the program, interested in comparing the written collection. 2y
Lupita.Reads @MCYmermaid it's so good! I love the program but reading the stories help you slow it down and really dissect them. Just my opinion though. Looking forward to your thoughts ❤️📚 2y
hyacinth I love the Moth! Didn't know they had a written collection 😮😍 2y
Literaryunicorn Love the podcast so much!! I'll have to pick this up. Maybe I can cry in my house instead of in my car on the way to work. 😭 2y
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Ashley_Morgan
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I'm a total sucker for a beautiful cover, but this book could have been super ugly and I still would have bought it! I love The Moth! This is also the first time in a long time that I bought a book for myself at full price. Even though I love my local library, there's nothing like a book that's all yours 😍

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Lissa00
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This book is just beautiful, inside and out. Loved this reading experience😍📚

RealLifeReading Gorgeous! 2y
Lmstraubie The cover is enough to make me want to read it. 2y
ErinEBW You'll have to tell me about this tomorrow! 2y
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halfdesertedstreets
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So far, so wonderful.

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Rachael_reads
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I just ordered these after going to a Moth Story Slam. The bottom one is Manchild by Alan Olifson. 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚

Literaryunicorn I love The Moth so much!! I always make the mistake of listening to the podcast on my way to work and I end up crying. 😭 2y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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Today's #bookmail. Plus a dvd 😁

KassKho I have to keep reminding myself to pick up (edited) 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @KassKho Such a good series! 2y
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Lissa00
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This book is BEAUTIFUL! #bookmail

Kalalalatja Wauw! 😍 2y
CherylDeFranceschi And it's fantastic! I wasn't sure I would like the stories in print, but they just sing right off the page. Loved reading these mini moments in time, and LOVED the intro by Himself. 2y
Lissa00 @CherylDeFranceschi I'm excited to start. I really just got it for the cover so I'm glad it's good too😄 2y
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lovelybookshelf
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As a #musician and #musicteacher, I love this. 🎶🎼💕 #music

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Maude
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The Moth, is one of my favorite podcasts! I was not sure if I'd enjoy reading the stories, as much as I enjoy listening to them, but I did 😊 If you're not familiar with, The Moth, they are great stories, little slices of real life, from many different types of people. They cover a wide range of emotions, some funny, some sad and all are touching.

P.S. Does anyone know how to keep the text from blurring when I add image? It wasn't in my gallery.

wonga i'm a big Moth podcast fan 💕 2y
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bookandcat
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Today's #bookmail - my preorder arrived! :-D loved the first collection of stories from The Moth and can't wait to read the next one! (I love the podcast and the stories translated well to paper last time).

Bookchipmunk I need this one! 🤓 2y
bookandcat @Bookchipmunk it's fantastic so far! And their first collection was also great 2y
Suet624 Ugh. I HAVE to get this. 2y
bookandcat @Suet624 I'm enjoying reading it before bed!! 2y
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bookshopsc
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If you don‘t know about The Moth yet or haven‘t been obsessively listening to The Moth Radio Hour—where have you been? Welcome to the legendary live storytelling event that showcases the transformative power of empathy, deep listening, and community. True tales as diverse as you can imagine (told by astronauts, refugees, moms, and celebrities), now in print, that might even give you a spark of hope for this stormy world.

Rachael_reads I love the podcast! 2y
ju.ca.no I didn't know it but now that I've seen it I really want the book and will look into the podcast😱 2y
bookandcat My preorder arrived today! Can't wait! Love the podcast and adored the first book collection so hope this one lives up to my expectations! 2y
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LittleWonder
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This shirt says it all! 😂💕☕️📚

Meg11726 Love it! 2y
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LittleWonder
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Nothing like a little #bookmail to start the weekend!!I love The Moth and they had me at Gaiman! BTW - the package was open when I received it! 😳#bookdeliverymystery

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CherylDeFranceschi
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I've always loved listening to The Moth, and this book is just like that- heartbreaking, hilarious and wholly human. With an introduction from Himself that socks you right in all the feels, hard. ❤️❤️❤️ #recentnonfictionread #marchintoreading

Tanzy13 🐱 3y
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 3y
Bette Beauty 🐱❤️ 3y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk I got to see (and meet!) the man himself when he was traveling through the South on a big old rickety painted school bus telling stories in small venues with a crew from the Moth. And it was amazing. 3y
Suet624 I'm so glad The Moth pulled together a book. 3y
CherylDeFranceschi @TobeyTheScavengerMonk That's what he's talking about in his intro. So good! (edited) 3y
Faibka 😻😻😻 3y
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