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The Moth presents Occasional magic : true stories of defying the impossible / edited by Catherine Burns.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781101904428
  • ISBN: 1101904429
  • Physical Description: xvi, 348 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Crown Archetype, [2019]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword / Meg Wolitzer -- Introduction / Catherine Burns -- PUT YOUR CURRY DOWN, SWEETHEART. Quiet fire / Phyllis Marie Bowdwin -- Real men don't rob banks / Liel Leibovitz -- Opposing forces / Martha Ruiz-Perilla -- Me and Mama vs. Christmas / Peter Aguero -- Theory of change / Journey Jamison -- Before Fergus / Lynn Ferguson -- Spicy / David Montgomery -- THE PAIN OF THE JUMP IS NOTHING. What I wore to my divorce / Faith Salie -- Leaving Baghdad / Abbas Mousa -- The value of words / Maris Blechner -- How to say it / Bess Stillman -- "Have you met him yet?" / David Litt -- C'est la vie / Terrance Flynn -- The magic of Maggie / Larry Kerr -- THIS PLACE IS BOLD, THIS PLACE IS BRAVE. --tUntil the real you shows up / Roseanne Cash -- Surviving Comrade Stalin / Victor Levenstein -- Outdoor Camp / Vin Shambry -- I know it by heart / Emma Gordon -- Living in the extreme / Ann Daniels -- The haunted freezer / George Dawes Green -- When the heart is full / Fatou Wurie -- ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT WALL -- The Freedom Riders and me / Barbara Collins Bowie -- Curses / Jon Bennett -- Bearing witness / D. Parvaz -- And how does that make you feel? / Dan Kennedy -- A moment in silence / Leland Melvin -- Seven shades of blue / Beth Nielsen Chapman -- IT'S MESSY, BUT IT WORKS. -- My post-nuclear family / Andrew Solomon -- You can come back / Joshua Wolf Shenk -- Our normal / Mary Theresa Archbold -- Reclaiming fear / Magda Szubanski -- The junkie and the monk / Mike Destefano -- Can I get a witness? / Jeni De La O -- Pastels and crayons / Aleeza Kazmi -- THE WATTAGE OF OUR INNER LIGHT. -- True Justice / Sheila Calloway -- Jump from a plane / Ana Del Castillo -- Charlie Ravioli / Adam Gopnik -- Operation Babylift / Jason Trieu -- Gaggy's blessing / Krista Tippett -- Inside joke / Ophira Eisenberg -- The patriots' game / Ali Al Abdullatif -- WE'LL COME WITH LIONS. -- The care package / Leonard Lee Smith -- Are we there yet? / Abeny Mathayo Kucha -- Honku / Aaron Naparstek -- Love wins / Jim Obergefell -- Roadside / Dylan Park -- The book war / Wang Ping.
Summary, etc.:
"Carefully selected by the creative minds at The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of live storytelling, Occasional Magic features voices familiar and new. 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."-- ONIX annotation.
Subject: Moth (Organization)
Moth radio hour (Radio program)
Popular culture > United States > Anecdotes.
Storytelling.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / General.
SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational.
PERFORMING ARTS / Storytelling.
Biography.
Popular culture.
Storytelling.
United States > Biography > Anecdotes.
United States.
Genre: Anecdotes.
Personal narratives.