True Stories People Never Thought They'd Dare to Share
Hachette Books, 9780316478281, 352pp.
Publication Date: July 17, 2018
PostSecret meets The Moth in creator of the outrageous Risk podcast Kevin Allison's RISK : True Stories People Never Thought They'd Dare to Share, a collection of essays by actors, comedians, and everyday people about the experiences that define us. RISK is a book of secrets, both bad and beautiful, devoted to the understanding that the truth will set you free--and keep you laughing and crying. Bringing together essays from writers and comedians including Jonah Ray, Lili Taylor, and Michael Ian Black, RISK captures the formative moments in our lives that we are typically too afraid to share. Topics range from trauma to sexuality to love to loss to finally understanding what human connection means. Edited and with an introduction by Kevin Allison, the creator and host of the RISK podcast, this collection is a must-read for anyone who loves vivid, brutally honest stories.
About the Author
With his writing and acting work on MTV's legendary sketch comedy series, The State, as well as on Reno 911!, High Maintenance, Blue Man Group and more, Kevin Allison has created all kinds of stories. In 2009, he launched RISK!, the live show and podcast where people tell true stories they never thought they'd dare to share, which is downloaded over 2.5 million times per month. Allison is also the founder of The Story Studio in New York, where he has taught the art of storytelling to bestselling authors, well-known comedians, and executives from a range of fields.