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Posted April 9, 2012
Not a "how-to-write" manual, but an honest and healing exploration of what it means to be human and a part of human society. What is a storyteller's role in the world? (Hint: it's not just to entertain) McDonald passionately argues and demonstrates through examples spanning the millenia that a stoyteller's job is to help us understand our own connection to the human race and embrace the commonalities instead of obsessing over the differences.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 4, 2011
This book resonated deep within me on a lot of levels, but most of all as a reader and a parent. Although I often told my daughters stories, I never really thought of it as deeply as I did with this book gently guiding me. Only time will tell if it has changed the way I look at fiction, but I suspect his points will quietly return to my thoughts again and again. Thank you, Libertary, for making it possible for me to read Mr. McDonald's book. I will be seeking out more of his books, I liked it that much! Now to find a copy of his short film "White Face". Note: This book was provided free through the GoodRead's First Reads program with an expectation of an honest review. My opinion is my own. (Crossposted from GoodReads)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.