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The Storytelling Animal by Jonathan Gottschall
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Jul 05, 12

Read from May 22 to July 03, 2012

A hero wanders. A hero suffers. A hero returns.

Have you ever wondered why such a simple structure has worked for longer than we've had written language? The answer lies within these pages.

I've been searching for the answers to why for a very long time, and through the research presented here I found myself floored with the answers every three chapters. This is so good, I almost wanted to covet it like Gollum and The One Ring.

This is a must read for every aspiring filmmaker, youtube content provider, singer, songwriter, novelist, blogger, aspiring marketing guru anything that is intrinsically tied to storytelling.
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Reading Progress

05/22/2012 page 3
1.0% "This is the book I've been looking for."
05/22/2012 page 54
20.0% "Boom. Splat."
06/15/2012 page 76
28.0% "boom pop."
07/03/2012 page 141
52.0% "*crackle*"

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