How to Tell a Story

By Meg Bowles, Catherine Burns, Jenifer Hixson, Sarah Austin Jenness and  Kate Tellers

Over the past twenty-five years, the directors of The Moth have worked with people from all walks of life—including astronauts, hairdressers, rock stars, a retired pickpocket, high school students, and Nobel Prize winners—to develop true personal stories that have moved and delighted listeners on The Moth’s Peabody Award-winning radio hour and podcast. A leader in the modern storytelling movement, The Moth inspires thousands of people around the globe to share their stories each year. 

Now, with How to Tell a Story, The Moth will help you learn how to uncover and craft your own unique stories, like Moth storytellers Mike Birbiglia, Neil Gaiman, Elizabeth Gilbert, Adam Gopnik, Padma Lakshmi, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Hasan Minhaj, Tig Notaro, Boots Riley, 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, change the world, or simply connect more deeply to those around you, stories are essential. Sharing secrets of their time-honed process and using examples from beloved storytellers, The Moth will show you how to.

Hardcover, 336 pages, 2022.

5.8 x 8.5 in.

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