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How to Tell a Story

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781780725673

Price: £18.99

ON SALE: 22nd September 2022

Genre: Health & Personal Development / Self-help & Personal Development

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You are a multitude of stories. Every joy and heartbreak, every disappointment and dizzying high, has the makings of an unforgettable story. Whether your goal is to deliver the perfect wedding toast, give a moving eulogy, ace a job interview or simply connect more deeply to those around you, The Moth is here to help. A leader in the modern storytelling movement, The Moth inspires thousands of people around the globe to share their stories each year.

In this book, the Moth team reveal the secrets of their time-honed process and use examples from beloved storytellers like Neil Gaiman, Elizabeth Gilbert, Nikesh Shukla, Sarfraz Manzoor and more, to show you how to:

* mine your memories for your best stories
* explore structures that will boost the impact of your story
* deliver your stories with confidence
* tailor your stories for any occasion

Filled with empowering, easy-to-follow tips, this book will help you to unleash the power of storytelling on your life.


There are many reasons I feel compelled to tell stories. Without stories, the past starts to mush together. And that makes me very anxious. Creating stories is a way for me to make sense of life. The Moth will help you tell great stories.
Roz Chast, New Yorker staff cartoonist
It's because of The Moth that I learned the dynamic range of storytelling.
Hasan Minhaj, Peabody Award-winning comedian, writer, and producer
The Moth changed my brain in the best possible way. Working with their amazing directors, I learned how to share my story in an authentic and powerful way that I now use almost every day as a teacher, author, and speaker. Now, that's some brain-changing magic!
Dr. Wendy Suzuki, author and professor of neuroscience and psychology at New York University
The Moth connects us because we all have stories.
Neil Gaiman, author and Moth boardmember
What you need to do, most of all, is feel like yourself. Once you do that, the words will come.
Meg Wolitzer - author and Moth storyteller