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How to Tell a Story by The Moth


  • Written for telling a story in public but great for the written word too
  • From coaches at The Moth where storytelling is a superpower
  • Storytelling is a skill for all situations
  • Give the perfect wedding toast and ace the job interview

 

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How to Tell a Story: The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth By The Moth, Meg Bowles, Catherine Burns, Jenifer Hixson, Sarah Austin Jenness, Kate Tellers, Padma Lakshmi (Foreword by), Chenjerai Kumanyika (Introduction by) Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780593139028
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - April 25th, 2023

Just Us: An American Conversation by Claudia Rankine

I cannot wait to return to this incredible book over and over again—there is so much to consider and enjoy. Curious and unerring, Just Us is a work of art that delves into a thoughtful, personal, and profound exploration of whiteness. Elevated to high form in essay, poetry, and visual playfulness, yet easily relatable, it truly is an American Conversation, one that Rankine breaks wide open, asking us to think, and then to think again, to make the conversation matter, and then to keep it going. What an exquisite and important gift. — Melinda

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781644450215
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Graywolf Press - September 8th, 2020

Garner’s Quotations: A Modern Miscellany by Dwight Garner

If you enjoy the wit, pleasure, and bite you find in Dwight Garner’s New York Times book reviews, you’ll delight in his commonplace book, but be forewarned, it’s anything but common, thank goodness! Like a conversation, a friendly repartee, a poem, this collection of quotes, culled from almost 40 years of word-capture, is both an (often profane) celebration of the turn of phrase and a newfound book list. Read it straight through or dip in for a spell, and let yourself be entertained. — Melinda

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Garner's Quotations: A Modern Miscellany By Dwight Garner Cover Image
$26.00
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ISBN: 9780374279196
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 10th, 2020

Embrace Your Weird by Felicia Day

Felicia Day, geek goddess extraordinaire, is on a mission of creativity, specifically to help each of us unlock our imagination and finally work on that project we’ve been putting off. Personally, I am a professional procrastinator. I tend to think up great, crazy ideas and then do absolutely nothing with them. This book gave me permission and the tools I needed to start making them a reality. Take this book and get to work (but, like, in a fun way). - Ivy

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Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity By Felicia Day Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982113223
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Published: Gallery Books - October 1st, 2019

On Writing by Stephen King

Told with the signature, self-deprecating wit of the old master, Stephen King's On Writing is required reading for anyone who considers (or wants to consider) themselves a writer. In these pages, King reviews all the writing tools he's developed over the years and stresses the importance of reading, rewriting, and devoting to one's self to a life of rejection. But it's not all hopeless, he also stresses that the road to literary success is paved with perseverance. - Aric

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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft By Stephen King Cover Image
$17.00
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ISBN: 9781439156810
Published: Scribner - July 6th, 2010

A Dash of Style by Noah Lukeman

In every writer’s prose, you find their favorite punctuation marks: commas, ellipses, em-dashes, etc. Lukeman’s guide to the tools of the trade teaches what your underuse, or overuse, of each mark says about your writing. You’ll also learn how to hone and master your usage (because let’s be honest, your writing could use some work). An essential reference for all writers. - Aric

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A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation By Noah Lukeman Cover Image
$15.95
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ISBN: 9780393329803
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 17th, 2007

The Deluxe Transitive Vampire by Karen Elizabeth Gordon

You’ll want to read this one just for the extravagantly gothic yet entrancingly informative example sentences. This on the past participle: You won’t get far in those corrugated pantaloons, sire. And: Sylvia wantonly splits infinitives, often with unheard-of verbs. This beautiful book is so much fun that you’ll learn some grammar despite yourself.

—Dave

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The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: A Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed By Karen Elizabeth Gordon Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780679418603
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Pantheon - August 10th, 1993

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