Synopses & Reviews
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.
A diverse collection of uncensored, confessional, and at times outrageously funny essays about coming of age, coming out, and the wildest experiences that define us.
Collecting the most celebrated stories from the hit podcast RISK , along with all-new true tales about explosive secrets and off-the-wall adventures, this book paints a spellbinding portrait of the transformational moments we experience in life but rarely talk about. No topics are off-limits in RISK , no memories too revealing to share. From accidentally harboring a teen fugitive to being poisoned while tripping on LSD in the Mayan ruins, these stories transport readers into uncharted territory and show how your life can change when you take an extraordinary leap.
In these jaw-dropping stories, edited and introduced by RISK host Kevin Allison, writers reveal how they pushed drugs for a Mexican cartel only to end up kidnapped and nearly killed, how they joined a terrifying male-empowerment cult and fought desperately for a way out, how they struggled with pregnancy complications and found a hero where they least expected it, and so much more. A lifelong construction worker shares the intimate details of transitioning to being a woman, a bestselling author discusses how he assumed the identity of his babysitter online in a social experiment gone awry, and a beloved comedian discusses how a blow job from a prostitute changed his life. By turns cautionary and inspiring, RISK presents an extraordinary panorama of the breadth of human experience and a stunning tribute to the power of the truth to set us free.
Featuring essays by:
- Aisha Tyler
- A.J. Jacobs
- Michael Ian Black
- Marc Maron
- Lili Taylor
- Dan Savage
- Paul F. Tompkins
- TS Madison
- Jonah Ray