I love stories. Real and fiction, I love learning about different experiences and seeing the world through someone else’s eye. That’s probably one of the reasons why I enjoy reading so much. And, it’s on of the reasons I enjoyed reading The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown.
Story after story of different life experiences about living life and facing the unknown. All These Wonders is a fantastic read. Normally, I read books like a novel, but this one had me jumping around. There are seven different sections each with 6-7 short life stories about that section. Plus the forward is by Neil Gaiman so…. Do I really need to say anything else?
I learn so much from reading the stories of other people. I get such a thrill from sharing my own story. We truly do learn so much from each other. This book made my heart sing and I plan to come back again and again to re-read my favorite stories.
Telling your story, as honestly as you can, and leaving out the things you don’t need, that’s vital. – Neil Gaiman
I’d never heard of The Moth before I saw this book on Blogging For Books. I’m a story collector and when I read about this book I knew I had to add it to my collection. Real, honest stories are the best. There’s something about the rawness and the vulnerability of the author that engages my spirit. I want to be like that, honest and raw about my life, which is why I love reading books like these.
Do you love stories? If so, this book is for you. I promise you’ll find at least one story that will hit home and make you feel all of the feelings. All These Wonders will inspire you, enlighten you, and make you laugh. This is one you don’t want to miss!
From storytelling phenomenon The Moth, 45 unforgettable true stories about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best ever told on their stages
Carefully selected by the creative minds at The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of live storytelling, All These Wonders features voices both familiar and new. Alongside Louis C.K., Tig Notaro, John Turturro, and Meg Wolitzer, readers will encounter: an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time, an Afghan refugee learning how much her father sacrificed to save their family, a hip-hop star coming to terms with being a one-hit wonder, a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill’s secret army during World War II, and more.
High-school student and neuroscientist alike, the storytellers share their ventures into uncharted territory and how their lives were changed indelibly by what they discovered there. With passion, and humor, they encourage us all to be more open, vulnerable, and alive.”
I’ve made it a goal to read one fiction novel and then one non-fiction novel to add more variety to my reading. What books would you recommend?
* I received this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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