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The Moth presents a point of beauty : true stories of holding on and letting go / foreword by Mike Birbiglia ; edited by the creative minds at the Moth.

Birbiglia, Mike, (writer of foreword.). Moth (Organization), (editor.).


"From storytelling phenomenon and hit podcast The Moth, featuring contributions from Elizabeth Gilbert, Quiara 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. An inspiring and entertaining collection of unforgettable true stories about finding unexpected beauty in life's transitions. 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"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780593139035
  • ISBN: 0593139038
  • Physical Description: xx, 374 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, [2024]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword -- Introduction -- You eat that cake. Now. Eye spy / Michaela Murphy -- Danger zone / Will Mackin -- Chasing grandma / Morgan Givens -- Sandwiches and neighbors / Oanh Ngo Usadi -- The best medicine / Michael Fischer -- Until the lion learns to write. When the truth pops out / Lin-Manuel Miranda -- My knight in shining side curls / Frimet Goldberger -- Standing as 10,000 / Brigette Janea Jones -- Don't call me young lady! / Carolyn Meyer -- Lucky numbers / Bridgett M. Davis -- Loving grace / Robin Utz -- You know who you are. Meeting Tony Blair / Jeremy Jennings -- So much, and enough / Anaïs Bordier -- Angry / Amber Abundance -- A thpoonful of thugar / Phil Wang -- Blue genes / Carmen Rita Wong -- Do we know how to grieve? / Francine Lobis Wheeler -- I will lift my eyes to the hills. Nowhere to run / Monte Montepare -- Abuelos, apples, and me / Luna Azcurrain -- That's my shirt / George Sumner -- A bratz life / Talaya Moore -- Swimming through it / Parvathy Anantnarayan -- Being a foot soldier / Dr. Sybil Jordan Hampton -- It was brutal. And it was beautiful. El conquistador / Shaun Leonardo -- The alpha wolf / Elizabeth Gilbert -- If the suit fits / Phill Branch -- Survivor's guilt / David Gaskin -- Expecting / Trystan Reese -- A light shining through. Operation: bruin escape and rescue (BEAR) / Elana Duffy -- Knockoffs / Edgar Ruiz Jr. -- Survive, then live / Patience Murray -- Dancing in the bazaar / Maniza Naqvi -- It's your job to hold your baby / Warren Holleman -- You better get these cattle out of the kitchen. Finding my place / Ivan McClellan -- A violin's life / Frank Almond -- Meeting miles / Andrea King Collier -- Is love wild, is love read? / Sarfraz Manzoor -- Ms. Mary / Tiq Milan -- Feedlot calves / Jackie Andrews -- This place was home. Little pink General Lee / Samuel James -- A complete, correct human / John Elder Robison -- Rich city skater / Jacoby Cochran -- The day Tyler Perry called me / Brittney Cooper -- Keeping the faith ... and the feminism / Blessing Omakwu -- The sky is the limit / Quratulain Fatima -- A hushed kind of awe. Between the rock and a heart place / Marguerite Maria Rivas -- Chasing the good notes / Quiara Alegría Hudes -- Swimmer girl / Hasna Muhammad -- Don't give up on the baby / Nick Ullett -- Home / Alistair Bane -- About the directors/editors -- Acknowledgments -- About the moth.
Subject: Moth (Organization)
Moth radio hour (Radio program)
Moth radio hour (Radio program)
Popular culture > United States > Anecdotes.
Culture populaire > États-Unis > Anecdotes.
Manners and customs.
Popular culture.
Popular culture > United States > Anecdotes.
United States > Social life and customs > 20th century > Anecdotes.
United States > Biography > Anecdotes.
États-Unis > Biographies > Anecdotes.
United States.
United States > Social life and customs > Anecdotes.
United States > Biography > Anecdotes.
Genre: Anecdotes.

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