The Storytelling Animal
How Stories Make Us Human
Publication Date: September 2012
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Jonathan Gottschall explores why we tell stories and what stories reveal about human nature, in this original and insightful book.
Jonathan Gottschall is the author of The Rape of Troy: Evolution, Violence, and the World of Homer and Literature, Science, and a New Humanities, as well as coeditor of several books, including Graphing Jane Austen and The Literary Animal. His work has been featured widely in the media, including the New York Times magazine, the New York Times, Scientific American Mind, New Scientist, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Nature, Science, BBC Radio and NPR. Jonathan teaches in the English Department at Washington & Jefferson College. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Washington, Pennsylvania. Kris Koscheski, narrator, director, and audio aficionado, has worked on over four hundred audiobooks over the last twelve years. He has produced and directed many titles that have earned AudioFile Earphones Awards, Audie Awards, and Grammy nominations. Kris is a professional narrator and musician, and he was educated in the art of sound engineering. As an independent voice artist, Kris narrates for commercials, books, and cutting-edge Web media productions.
"Gottschall brings a light touch to knotty psychological matters, and he's a fine storyteller himself." ---Kirkus
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