The Moth Podcast, March 30, 2009.
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newjack is great,i am a retired nyc captain,great read
tells it all, right down to the chracters,they all really exist
I am an English teacher in Ann Arbor MI. Each year I teach about Anne Frank, and this is a remarkable example of why her story resonates with so many people in such profound ways. Good writing evokes universal themes that connect us in sometimes surprising ways. I will be sharing this with my students; thank you for your insights and storytelling prowess!
Love this book. Reading it a second time. Amazing this is real. Stories are so interesting it could be fiction. So cool you were willing to do this job to get the story! You got guts Mr. Conover!
I feel lucky to do what I do. I write about real people, often by living their lives for a while-visiting their lives, you might say. Trying them on for size. Though there are easier ways to make a living, I suppose, none strike me as a fraction so interesting.
My first real adventures were cross-country bicycle rides, and a summer's work in a sausage factory in Pamplona, Spain. During time off from college, I did community organizing in Dallas as a VISTA volunteer. Then came riding the rails (Rolling Nowhere), which originated as another escape from college, but doubled as research for a senior anthropology thesis. A transcendant moment occurred ... Read More