Beauty Queens, the LBJ Library, and Holdups

A special live edition of The Moth at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas. Tricia Coburn, a small town girl from Alabama, attends Miss Macy's Charm School and eventually lands a modeling gig. Sara Bird (pictured) finds solace from heartbreak as a librarian at the LBJ Library after her Texas romance is thwarted by religion. And teenage hotel clerk John Lincoln comes of age -- robbed twice at gunpoint while working the front desk. Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg and Moth Radio Hour producer, Jay Allison.

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Photo: Roger Ho