The world knows Jane Green as the author of 19 novels, including 17 New York Times bestsellers. She has over 10 million books in print, is published in more than 25 languages, and has several books in development for film and TV.
Westporters know her as our neighbor (and the founder of the great Front Porch Facebook group).
And Moth listeners — over 1 million, and counting — know her as a wonderful storyteller.
In November of 2015, Green was invited to speak at Cooper Union.
Her tale — called “Greener Grass” — began with a trip from Westport to New York. When not one man looked at her, she realized to her chagrin that at 44, she had become “completely invisible.”
Green thought her life in the suburbs — with 5 kids, 2 dogs, 5 cats and 17 chickens — was good. But she met a “sweet, winsome, brilliant” — and young — writer in California.
She tried to figure out if they were flirting. When she was in London, they emailed. She still wondered if they were flirting.
She headed back to California, where the handsome young writer lived. Her husband came too.
After all, it was his birthday.
She saw the young writer’s house. They went for a walk.
The rest — we’ll you’ll have to listen yourself.
Which is easy, because The Moth posted “Greener Grass” online.
Listening to Jane’s story is well worth your 14 minutes.
One million listeners are clearly not wrong.
(Click here for Jane Green’s Moth story.)