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A NYTimescom Editor's ChoiceA Los Angeles Times Book Prizes FinalistA jaunty insightful new bookthat draws from disparate corners of history and science to celebrate our compulsion to storify everything around usNew York TimesHumans live in landscapes of make believe We spin fantasies We devour novels films and plays Even sporting events and criminal trials unfold as narratives Yet the world of story has long remained an undiscovered and unmapped country Now Jonathan Gottschall offers the first unified theory of storytelling He argues that stories help us navigate lifes complex social problemsjust as flight simulators prepare pilots for difficult situations Storytelling has evolved like other behaviors to ensure our survival Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience psychology and evolutionary biology Gottschall tells us what it means to be a storytelling animal and explains how stories can change the world for the better We know we are master shapers of story The Storytelling Animal finally reveals how stories shape us This is a quite wonderful book It grips the reader with both stories and stories about the telling of stories then pulls it all together to explain why storytelling is a fundamental human instinctEdward O WilsonCharms with anecdotes and exampleswe have not left nor should we ever leave NeverlandCleveland Plain DealerA NYTimescom Editor's ChoiceA Los Angeles Times Book Prizes FinalistA jaunty insightful new bookthat draws from disparate corners of history and science to celebrate our compulsion to storify everything around usNew York TimesHumans live in landscapes of make believe We spin fantasies We devour novels films and plays Even sporting events and criminal trials unfold as narratives Yet the world of story has long remained an undiscovered and unmapped country Now Jonathan Gottschall offers the first unified theory of storytelling He argues that stories help us navigate lifes complex social problemsjust as flight simulators prepare pilots for difficult situations Storytelling has evolved like other behaviors to ensure our survival Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience psychology and evolutionary biology Gottschall tells us what it means to be a storytelling animal and explains how stories can change the world for the better We know we are master shapers of story The Storytelling Animal finally reveals how stories shape us This is a quite wonderful book It grips the reader with both stories and stories about the telling of stories then pulls it all together to explain why storytelling is a fundamental human instinctEdward O WilsonCharms with anecdotes and exampleswe have not left nor should we ever leave NeverlandCleveland Plain DealerA NYTimescom Editor's ChoiceA Los Angeles Times Book Prizes FinalistA jaunty insightful new bookthat draws from disparate corners of history and science to celebrate our compulsion to storify everything around usNew York TimesHumans live in landscapes of make believe We spin fantasies We devour novels films and plays Even sporting events and criminal trials unfold as narratives Yet the world of story has long remained an undiscovered and unmapped country Now Jonathan Gottschall offers the first unified theory of storytelling He argues that stories help us navigate lifes complex social problemsjust as flight simulators prepare pilots for difficult situations Storytelling has evolved like other behaviors to ensure our survival Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience psychology and evolutionary biology Gottschall tells us what it means to be a storytelling animal and explains how stories can change the world for the better We know we are master shapers of story The Storytelling Animal finally reveals how stories shape us This is a quite wonderful book It grips the reader with both stories and stories about the telling of stories then pulls it all together to explain why storytelling is a fundamental human instinctEdward O WilsonCharms with anecdotes and exampleswe have not left nor should we ever leave NeverlandCleveland Plain Dealer


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