Cover Reveal – The Moth Presents: A Point of Beauty

By Kat La Mantia | October 12 2023 | BlogAdultsGeneralAll

From storytelling phenomenon and hit podcast The Moth, featuring contributions from Elizabeth Gilbert, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Lin-Manuel Miranda alongside tales of an international rescue mission for Paddington Bear, a family matriarch running numbers in Detroit, an epic Lucha libre showdown in Mexico City, and more. An inspiring and entertaining collection of unforgettable true stories about finding unexpected beauty in life’s transitions.

Carefully selected by the creative minds at The Moth and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of stories told live, onstage and without notes, readers of The Moth Presents: A Point of Beauty will encounter moments that cut and moments that heal. If we look closely enough, we can find real beauty in moments when our lives change forever—for better or for worse.

The Moth Presents: A Point of Beauty goes on sale on March 19, 2024! See below for more information and to discover even more titles from The Moth.


The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is the story, and The Moth’s directors work with each storyteller to find, shape, and present it. Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth received the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions in January 2012. Catherine Burns is the artistic director of The Moth and the editor of The Moth: 50 True StoriesThe Moth Presents All These Wonders, and The Moth Presents Occasional Magic, as well as the coauthor of How to Tell a Story.

The Moth Presents: A Point of Beauty
True Stories of Holding On and Letting Go
978-0-593-13903-5
An inspiring and entertaining collection of unforgettable true stories about finding unexpected beauty in life’s transitions—from Elizabeth Gilbert, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and many more.“The Moth taught me how to be vulnerable, how to take my time, and how to listen to someone else’s story and share in their moments of triumph, laughter, or, yes, sometimes embarrassment with an open heart.”—Mike Birbiglia, from the Foreword
$28.00 US
Mar 19, 2024
5-1/2 x 7-5/8
Hardcover
400 Pages
Crown

How to Tell a Story
The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth
978-0-593-13902-8

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now in paperback and featuring new material, the definitive guide to telling an unforgettable story in any setting, from the storytelling experts at The Moth“From toasts to eulogies, from job interviews to social events, this book will help you with ideas, structure, delivery and more.”

$19.00 US
Apr 25, 2023
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
352 Pages
Crown

The Moth Presents: A Game of Storytelling
978-0-593-23650-5
From the storytelling experts at The Moth, an interactive card deck that uses true stories to encourage lively conversations, spark creativity, and improve your public speaking abilities.
$17.99 US
Sep 06, 2022
5-1/2 x 3-15/16
Cards
100 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The Moth Presents: Occasional Magic
True Stories About Defying the Impossible
978-1-101-90442-8
From storytelling phenomenon and hit podcast The Moth, a new collection of unforgettable true stories about finding the strength to face the impossible, drawn from the very best ever told on its stages
$28.00 US
Mar 19, 2019
5-1/2 x 7-5/8
Hardcover
368 Pages
Crown

The Moth Presents: All These Wonders
True Stories About Facing the Unknown
978-1-101-90440-4
From storytelling phenomenon The Moth, a collection about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the very best stories ever told on their stages
$28.00 US
Mar 21, 2017
5-1/2 x 7-5/8
Hardcover
352 Pages
Crown