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

Burns, Catherine, 1969- (editor.). Wolitzer, Meg, (writer of forward.). Moth (Organization) (Added Author).

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Camden County Library District - Osage Beach 808.543 Moth (Text) 31320003672313 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 12/27/2019
Camden County Library District - Stoutland 808.543 Moth (Text) 31320003669129 Adult Nonfiction Available -
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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 -- PAIN OF THE JUMP IS NOTHING. What I wore to my divorce / Faith Salie ; Leaving Baghdad / Abbas Mousa ; Value of words / Maris Blechner ; How to say it / Bess Stillman ; "Have you met him yet?" / David Litt ; C'est la vie / Terrance Flynn ; Magic of Maggie / Larry Kerr -- THIS PLACE IS BOLD, THIS PLACE IS BRAVE. Until 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 ; Haunted freezer / George Dawes Green ; When the heart is full / Fatou Wurie -- ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT WALL. 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 ; Junkie and the monk / Mike Destefano ; Can I get a witness? / Jeni De La O ; Pastels and crayons / Aleeza Kazmi -- 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 ; Patriots' game / Ali Al Abdullatif -- WE'LL COME WITH LIONS. Care package / Leonard Lee Smith ; Are we there yet? / Abeny Mathayo Kucha ; Honku / Aaron Naparstek ; Love wins / Jim Obergefell ; Roadside / Dylan Park ; Book war / Wang Ping.
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"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.
Carefully selected by the creative minds at storytelling phenomenon The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of stories told live, onstage and without notes, Occasional Magic features voices familiar and new. Inside, storytellers from around the world share times when, in the face of seemingly impossible situations, they found moments of beauty, wonder, and clarity that shed light on their lives and helped them find a path forward. From a fifteen-year-old saving a life in Chicago to a mother of triplets trekking to the North Pole to a ninety-year-old Russian man recalling his standoff with the KGB, these storytellers attest to the variety and richness of the human experience, and the shared threads that connect us all. With honesty and humor, they stare down their fear, embrace uncertainty, and encourage us all to be more authentic, vulnerable, and alive.
Subject: Moth radio hour (Radio program).
Popular culture > United States > Anecdotes > Storytelling > Biography.
Genre: Personal narratives.
Biographies.

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