Truth

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511 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Truth {the heart is a million little pieces above all things} follows the fictional and nonfictional self-destruction of A Million Little Pieces author James Frey, the sordid and shocking tale of non-existent, world famous transsexual author J.T. LeRoy, and the mystery of the wildly prolific multiple personalities of Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa. Mike Daisey investigates the bizarre stories of these literary sensations, and by reflecting his findings against his own history of lying and telling the truth this master storyteller illuminates the uncertain landscape of the emotionally true, the literally true, and the constant struggle to speak the truth. Mike Daisy has been called "the master storyteller" and "one of the finest solo performers of his generation" by The New York Times for his monologues, including 21 Dog Years, Great Men of Genius, The Ugly American, Monopoly!, Invincible Summer, I Miss the Cold War, Wasting Your Breath, and Stories From the Atlantic Night Cafe, which he's performed Off-Broadway, across the country and around the world. He's been a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman, and his work has been heard on the BBC, NPR, the National Lampoon Radio Hour, and his groundbreaking series All Stories Are Fiction. Currently he's a commentator for National Public Radio's Day To Day, a contributor to The New York Times Magazine, WIRED, Slate, Salon, and his writing appears in the anthology The Best Tech Writing 2006. His first book, 21 Dog Years: A Cubedweller's Tale, was published by the Free Press and he is working on a second book, Happiness Is Overrated, a collection of essays dedicated to the proposition its title asserts.