The Storytelling Animal


Jonathan Gottschall has written a great little book on how stories make us human. Drawing on the latest research in psychology, evolutionary biology and neuroscience, Gottschall tells us what it means to be a storytelling animal. The purpose of any story is to carry a value system – a moral message – that is communicated to inform and inspire the listener/reader. We are genetically ‘wired’ to respond to stories – and this book explains how and why.  An excellent addition to a summer book bag for the beach!

The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human

3 thoughts on “The Storytelling Animal

  1. Pingback: The Psychological Power of Storytelling « Life is Mysterious

  2. I just read The Storytelling Animal last weekend, I thought it was good but was bummed when I got to the last chapter. I got this book in ebook form but will probably also get a paper copy of it as well since it’s the kind of book that I’d like to thumb through from time to time.

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