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A Point of Beauty: True Stories of Holding On and Letting Go

An inspiring and entertaining collection of unforgettable true stories about finding unexpected beauty in life’s transitions will debut on March 19, 2024! 
The Moth’s fifth book will feature contributions from Elizabeth GilbertQuiara Alegría Hudes, and Lin-Manuel Miranda alongside tales of an international rescue mission for Paddington Bear, a family matriarch running numbers in Detroit, an epic Lucha libre showdown in Mexico City, and more. 
Carefully selected by the creative minds at The Moth and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of stories told live, onstage and without notes, readers of The Moth Presents: A Point of Beauty will encounter moments that cut and moments that heal. If we look closely enough, we can find real beauty in moments when our lives change forever—for better or for worse.



How to Tell A Story: The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth

#6 on The New York Times Best Sellers List (5/15/22)
#6 on IndieBound Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers (5/8/22)
With How to Tell a Story, you will uncover and craft your own unique stories, like Moth storytellers including Mike Birbiglia, Rosanne Cash, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Neil Gaiman, Elizabeth Gilbert, Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Gopnik, Amanda Gorman, Padma Lakshmi, Hasan Minhaj, Tig Notaro, Boots Riley, Molly Ringwald, Krista Tippett, John Turturro, and more. 

Whether your goal is to make it to The Moth stage, deliver the perfect wedding toast, wow clients at a business dinner, give a moving eulogy, ace a job interview, be a hit at parties, or simply connect more deeply to those around you, stories are essential.

 Occasional Magic: True Stories about Defying the Impossible

#12 on The New York Times Best Sellers List (4/7/19)
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Bring home, or gift, The Moth's third anthology featuring 50 true stories  adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of live storytelling. 
Alongside Adam Gopnik, Krista Tippett, Andrew Solomon, Rosanne Cash, Ophira Eisenberg, and Wang Ping, storytellers from around the world share times when, in the face of challenging situations, they found moments of beauty, wonder, and clarity, shedding light on their lives and helping them find a path forward.

All These Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown

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In honor of the 20th anniversary of storytelling phenomenon The Moth, ALL THESE WONDERS is an unforgettable collection about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, featuring contributors like Tig Notaro, John Turturro, and Meg Wolitzer.

The Moth: 50 True Stories 

#22 on The New York Times Best Sellers List
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Celebrated storytelling phenomenon The Moth presents fifty spellbinding, soul-bearing stories selected from our extensive archive (eighteen years-plus years and 20,000-plus stories strong). Inspired by friends telling stories on a porch, The Moth was born in small-town Georgia, garnered a cult following in New York City, and then rose to national acclaim with the wildly popular podcast and Peabody Award– winning weekly public radio show, The Moth Radio Hour.

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