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this is a story about a crazy guy a met while living in colorado.

 

My first car was a 1965 Impala SuperSport. It wasn't just a car, it was an obsession. Driving this car was transcendent! It was loud, curvy, and classic--we were perfect for each other. Her name was Sophie, and when I wasn't working, I was...

 

 Hands Against The Sea

 

The best Chanukah gift I ever got was when I was twenty three years old: I was sprung from prison.

 

I was on tour to promote my first record album.  It was an album of...

 

I had stopped what I was doing suddenly. Like the abrupt and offensive sound of a needle scratching an LP, my task had ceased. I looked up at him dumbfounded.

 

“I’m sorry, what?”

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I had only been driving a cab for three months when I picked up a man who had just robbed a bank.  About a half hour later I knew that I would enjoy my job for a long time to come. 

 

Six months at sea.  Live and love in the bowels of a cruise ship.

 

Jillian Lauren tells us a story about her experience spending 18 months in the harem of the Prince of Brunei.  She reads an excerpt from her book, "Some Girls: My Life in A Harem." 

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Growing up, I always knew I wanted to attend college. Not having many family members who attended college and my mother’s words of wisdom was extra motivation to accomplish that goal. Around this exact time last year, I received my...

 

There have been many turning points in my life, but the most significant one was when I was eight years old.  I was the normal kid, my biological parents were still together and I had a younger brother.  My...

 

 

 

Dave Thomason told this story at Ten Fingers, the San Francisco storytelling even where anybody can spin a tale. He won first prize and took home $150 for his trouble. Sign up to tell YOUR story at the next Ten Fingers on Sept. 15th or...