A Running List of Books and Other Works about Storytelling
[ Disclaimer: Some of these books I've read and some I haven't. I announce books about storytelling that look interesting. ]
The Amazon description of this book, primarily about public speaking, says it "will show you how to express the full range of the magnificence within you as you learn to tell a better story - one that uplifts and changes the world, one life at a time-and step into your destiny as a transformational speaker."
Sometimes we just don't know how to get started in telling our stories. Here's a book that can help.
Last year when I was going through a difficult time in my life, I got a lot of help from Louise Hay's book, You Can Heal Your Life. I haven't yet read the book pictured above, but the publisher's description sounds promising:
The true experiences that are featured in this book, introduced by best-selling author Louise L. Hay, have been culled from the writings of some of the most renowned writers and teachers in the fields of self-help, transformation, social consciousness, and spirituality. These are stories reflecting metaphysical miracles; momentous milestones; heartwarming, humorous, and sometimes heartbreaking reminiscences; and extraordinarily poignant personal accounts.
Shari Caudron is the author of Who Are You People?: A Personal Journey into the Heart of Fanatical Passion in America, which present stories of "rabid devotion - from Barbie collecting to ice fishing" (Entertainment Weekly). She also blogs a bit at Storylines.
2007's Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins is not exactly hot off the presses, but is certainly worth noting, as is anything Annette Simmons touches. I bought but have not read this book; however, it is reminiscent of Simmons's composition book I wrote about in this blog's first year, and I suspect the composition book morphed into this volume. Simmons has also developed a seminar for the American Management Association Storytelling: How to Lead and Inspire Through the Use of Stories being offered eight times in 2008 in various locations.