How to tell a story : the essential guide to memorable storytelling from The moth / Meg Bowles, Catherine Burns, Jenifer Hixson, Sarah Austin Jenness, and Kate Tellers ; foreword by Padma Lakshmi ; introduction by Chenjerai Kumanyika.
Book | Crown | 2022 | First edition.
2 holds on first copy returned of 7 copies

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First edition.
xxiii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes story prompts.
part 1. Everyone has a story -- part 2. Developing your story -- part 3. Telling your story -- part 4. The power of story.
Foreword / by Padma Lakshmi -- Introduction / by Chenjerai Kumanyika -- Everyone has a story. Welcome to The Moth ; No notes, no net -- Developing your story. Mining for memories ; The foundation ; The materials ; Magnifying the emotion ; Structuring your story ; Beginnings and endings -- Telling your story. From page to stage ; All the world's a stage -- The power of story. The ripple effect ; Listening -- Afterword / by Sarah Haberman.
"Over the past twenty-five years, the directors of The Moth have worked with people from all walks of life--including astronauts, rock stars, Nobel Prize-winners, high school students, dental hygienists, and a retired pickpocket--to develop true personal stories that have moved and delighted millions of listeners on the Moth's Peabody Award-winning radio hour and podcast. A leader in the modern storytelling movement, The Moth also inspires thousands of people around the globe to share their stories each year. Now, with How to Tell a Story, you will learn how to uncover and craft your own unique stories, like Moth storytellers such as Mike Birbiglia, Rosanne Cash, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, Neil Gaiman, Elizabeth Gilbert, Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Gopnik, Amanda Gorman, Padma Lakshmi, Hasan Minhaj, Tig Notaro, Boots Riley, Molly Ringwald, 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, or simply connect more deeply to those around you, stories are essential... The Moth team will help you present your most authentic self to the world-and tell stories that will forge lasting connections with coworkers, clients, friends, and family."-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references (page 286) and index.
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Online version: Bowles, Meg. How to tell a story New York : Crown, 2022 9780593139011 (DLC) 2021060352
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