December 2, 2014

What She Said Then, What We're Saying Now


I am beyond thrilled to be able to share with you my inclusion in the upcoming anthology, "Listen To Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We're Saying Now."

Being a cast member of Listen To Your Mother was an incredible experience. Especially because of how it exposed me to so many amazing stories. Each time I drive past a dried field of tall grass, I think of the story told by another mom about when her son and his friends nearly burned down the house by igniting the field behind it, and how she organized the children into a haphazard assembly line to smother the flames lapping at the building with wet blankets while they waited for the fire department to arrive.

I think about Debi's story, how her four year old transitioned from male to female, and how that affected her as a mother. These are stories I think all parents should hear. All humans should hear. It's such a remarkable thing that Listen To Your Mother has done, given these stories a microphone.

It was truly an honor to share a stage with these women. And it is truly an honor to share the pages of a book with them.


The new book is available for pre-order through Amazon now.

I'm so excited about getting a chance to sit down with this book and read it cover to cover. April can't come soon enough.

If you enjoy The Moth, or This American Life, you should order this book.

If it even comes close to holding a candle to the stage show, which I know it will, it's going to be utterly beautiful.

Official announcement here.


4 comments:

  1. Do you know if this will come out for Nook too? Or maybe this will be just one more excuse to get a Kindle...

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  2. No WAY!!! I just pre-ordered my copy last night. I co-produced the Boulder show and it is my goal to watch every single show from 2014. I only have a few shows left. I know I watched your city because I know I watched the talks you mentioned (which were amazing, I agree). I don't know off the top of my head which story was yours, as I watched the video this summer but I will figure it out:) CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

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    1. That's fantastic!!!!!

      I opened up the Chicago show. Here's the link:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBMB6DbC8TQ

      Now I've got to go rewatch Boulder!!!!

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