The Moth

For the 1st time in print, celebrated storytelling phenomenon The Moth offers fifty spellbinding, soul-bearing tales chosen from their wide archive (fifteen-plus years and 10,000-plus tales strong). encouraged by means of acquaintances telling tales on a porch, The Moth was once born in small-town Georgia, garnered a cult following in big apple urban, after which rose to nationwide acclaim with the wildly well known podcast and Peabody Award-winning weekly public radio convey The Moth Radio Hour.

Stories contain: author Malcolm Gladwell's marriage ceremony toast long gone horribly awry; mythical rapper Darryl "DMC" McDaniels' obsession with a Sarah McLachlan music; poker champion Annie Duke's two-million-dollar hand; and A. E. Hotchner's death-defying stint in a bullring . . . together with his buddy Ernest Hemingway. examine the panic of former Clinton Press Secretary Joe Lockhart whilst he misses Air strength One after a troublesome evening of consuming in Moscow, and Dr. George Lombardi's struggle to avoid wasting mom Teresa's life.

This might be a cherished learn for present Moth fans, fanatics of the featured storytellers, and all who take pleasure in well-told, hilarious, and heartbreaking tales.

Show description

Preview of The Moth PDF

Best Anthology books

Evil Earths

As soon as it was once the best planet in all technology fiction. Fourteen darkish visions of the long run, edited through Brian Aldiss


The ambition, greed, and wanderlust of guy have introduced him to the horizon of time, the place the starlit highway of the universe forks—utopia a method, oblivion the darkish dead-end. Earth has been slashed through an atomic knife. A father and son stare upon the pearl-white crescent that's the final reminiscence of Earth. on the penultimate second of an atomic battle, the last word god appears—pure mutant-human and 24-karat gold. Amid nice excellent towns and ideal machines. guy is a misplaced soul—no cause to stay and no approach to die.

In the masterful tales of such writers as Philip ok. Dick, Brian Aldiss, Henry Kuttner, Fritz Leiber, and Jack Vance, Earth—the first planet of technological know-how fiction—is a tarnished global. Geart civilizations have risen and fallen. Invaders have conquered and been banished. guy has mastered time and been enslaved by means of wish. Humanity is in a twilight, shadowed via awesome know-how and haunted via misplaced goals. yet within the blackness that's the unknowable destiny, stars nonetheless glitter with worlds to be came upon and hopes but to come back true.


From the forgotten annals of technology fiction magazines of 3 many years come fourteen dynamic tales of time-travelers, mutant, golden gods, robotic fanatics, earth-exiles, and mind-stunning visions of earth's future—and celestial past.

Heresies of the massive God - Brian Aldiss
Night - John W. Campbell
Film of loss of life - J. S. Campbell
"If I Forgot Thee, Oh Earth. .. " - Arthur C. Clarke
The Golden guy - Philip okay. Dick
The Wound - Howard Fast
The Time capture - Henry Kuttner
Among the bushy Earthmen - R. A. Lafferty
Guest professional - Allen okay. Lang
Later Than you think that - Fritz Leiber
The final note - Chad Oliver and Charles Beaumont
The Valley - Richard Stockham
Down one of the lifeless males - William Tenn
The males go back - Jack Vance

The Book of Snubs

A witty and wide-ranging anthology of snubs of each variety--from literature and from life--most actual, a couple of apocryphal, all memorable. incorporated during this assortment are a few selection put-downs by way of such celebrated previous masters as William Shakespeare, Woodrow Wilson, Groucho Marx, Mark Twain, Dorothy Parker, and Winston Chruchill.

Short and Shivery: Thirty Chilling Tales

Robert D. San Souci, acclaimed for his retellings of "The Legend of Sleepy hole" and different favourite works, brings his story-spinning ability to hair-raising stories from the Brothers Grimm, Nathaniel Hawthorne and plenty of extra. "Wholesome and well-written. "--Library speak.

Stone Mattress: Nine Tales

A suite of hugely resourceful brief items that talk to our instances with lethal accuracy. classic Atwood creativity, intelligence, and humor: think Alias Grace. Margaret Atwood turns to brief fiction for the 1st time considering the fact that her 2006 collection, Moral illness, with 9 stories of acute mental perception and turbulent relationships bringing to brain her award-winning 1996 novel, Alias Grace.

Extra resources for The Moth

Show sample text content

I didn’t have any family members staying within the urban anymore. within the night I’m at the lengthy, lengthy highway again domestic. And I’m jogging, and I’m very drained. And I’m remembering that we didn’t have any bread given out at paintings this present day, and what am i able to feed my youngsters with? So i need to come domestic and stand in line for 5 hours to get bread. yet my young children are going to feel free in regards to the scorching bread, and that retains me going. And I’m yes that my husband will come again (and this is often what occurred, a 12 months later he did get back to us, and he’s right here with us this night! ). And but nonetheless even this present day such a lot of girls are awaiting their husbands to come back to them. they need to think they're going to get back. And nonetheless they wait. Anoid Latipovna Rakhmatyllaeva used to be born on October 31, 1955, in Stalinabad (present-day Dushanbe), Tajik SSR. From 1961 to 1972, she attended the Republican song Boarding institution, the place she was once within the piano division. In 1972 Anoid entered Tajikistan country paintings Institute, the dept of musicology. After graduating, Anoid taught in numerous song colleges in Dushanbe, and in 1982 she was once assigned to paintings on the important track college within the urban of Kurgan-Tube. From 1992 to 1995, Anoid taught at Tajikistan Pedagogical college within the division of musicology. In 1995, Anoid opened a department of the college, tune institution #6, on the Russian department established in Dushanbe. From 2002 to 2012, Anoid labored as a instructor and concertmaster at song institution #6. She is fortunately married and has young children and one granddaughter. Anoid travels much among Moscow, the place either one of her little ones dwell, and Dushanbe. The Moth’s creative director, Catherine Burns, met Anoid whilst The Moth used to be invited via the U. S. country division to direct a convey on the Padida Theater in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The express was once co-directed and hosted via the monologist Mike Daisey and featured locals who were affected indirectly via the region’s civil warfare, which had lately ended. JOE LOCKHART Impeachment Day My tale starts off in overdue July in Washington, DC. It used to be a regular scorching summer time day. i discovered myself within the Oval place of work alone, and in walked the President of the USA, William Jefferson Clinton. He stated to me, “I pay attention you must be my subsequent press secretary. ” and that i stated, “Yes sir, i believe I do. ” And it occurred. Now, there must have been a few symptoms for me. a few have been noticeable, just like the Lewinsky research. yet a pair weren't so noticeable. the 1st used to be, the man who i used to be changing, Mike McCurry, began smiling once he heard I received the activity. And for 6 weeks the smile didn’t come off his face. the second one, which used to be bizarre, used to be i used to be the one applicant for the activity. there has been no interview method. no one else utilized. i used to be the single one in the United States who looked as if it would wish the activity. yet I had this factor approximately demanding myself for my part, and that i inspiration, you recognize, i will be able to do that, so I’m gonna try and do it. I didn’t need to wait lengthy for the problem. My first actual day, jogging out to the rostrum within the White condo Press Room, simultaneously—to the moment—the residence Judiciary Committee used to be accumulating for the 3rd impeachment hearings within the historical past of the rustic.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.63 of 5 – based on 41 votes