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How We Use Stories To Explain Ourselves To The World

Feb 10, 2016

After being interviewed about her upcoming book “The Opposite of Everyone,” best-selling author Joshilyn Jackson got to thinking about why she and her fellow humans tell stories.

“Story is how we explain ourselves to the world,” she said. We use it “to create meanings and see patterns.”

This time on “Writer to Reader,” Jackson explores what storytelling means to her and looks at the science behind how it might be an evolutionarily-advantageous behavior.

With her book release quickly approaching, Jackson also extends an invitation to her release party in addition to several other appearances she’s making in the metro area as part of her book tour.