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Deer Meat, Dance Moves and Motherhood

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A young mother is obsessed with creating an absolutely perfect life for her children; Moth founder George Dawes Green details a bizarre interruption during a beloved poker game in Georgia and a little boy’s dreamy childhood comes to a screeching halt on a North Carolina highway.

Photo by Denise Ofelia Mangen

A woman discovers that even the most elaborate holidays can't protect her children from the pain of growing up.

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The founder of The Moth details a bizarre interruption during a poker game in Georgia.

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A little boy’s dreamy childhood comes to a screeching halt on a North Carolina highway.

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Joyce Maynard

A young mother is obsessed with creating an absolutely perfect life for her children.

Joyce speaks with The Moth’s Artistic Director, Catherine Burns, about the various stories she’s told over the years.

Joyce, her daughter Audrey, and her son Charlie (a.k.a. Captain Planet, 24 years after writing the note in the story). Photo courtesy Joyce Maynard.

Joyce’s latest book, After Her: A Novel, from William Morrow Publishers, is coming out August 20th and now available for preorder.

 

Kevin R. Free

 A little boy’s dreamy childhood comes to a screeching halt on a North Carolina highway.

Kevin’s parents.

Kevin at a young age.

Kevin versus Santa Claus. All photos courtesy Kevin R. Free.

 

The music featured in this episode…

The Drift – Uncanny Valley - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Bill Frisell – Mood - Find it on iTunes

Jami Sieber – Red Mood - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify 

Allen Toussaint – A Dear Old Southland - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Itzhak Perlman, John Williams & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra – Scent of a Woman: Tango - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify