Q&A with Mary Daniels Brown, Question 4:
Q: What people or entities have been most influential to you in your story work and why?
A: Daniel Taylor’s book, Tell Me a Story: The Life-Shaping Power of Our Stories (Bog Walk Press, 2001), was a life-changing discovery for me.
Taylor argues that we can change our life by changing our life story. This book was the impetus for my return to graduate school to study what I later learned is called narrative identity theory.
Taylor’s book is written for a general audience, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about this empowering area of study.