The best 42 Storytelling books

Storytelling is a powerful tool that transcends cultures and generations. It helps us connect, share experiences, and convey emotions. Mastering the art of storytelling can enhance your communication skills and impact your personal and professional life. Our curated list of books is here to guide you on this journey.

These books offer insights and techniques to help you craft compelling narratives across various mediums. Whether you're a writer, speaker, or simply looking to captivate your audience, let's unlock your storytelling potential with these insightful reads!
The best 42 Storytelling books
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Storytelling Books: The Story Factor by Annette Simmons

The Story Factor

Annette Simmons
Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion through the Art of Storytelling
4.4 (170 ratings)
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What's The Story Factor about?

The Story Factor explains what a powerful tool narratives can be, and unravels the art of telling your own stories. Stories are far more effective than mere facts or figures when you're making a presentation or trying to inspire people to take action.

Who should read The Story Factor?

  • Anyone who wants to learn how to influence others
  • Anyone who often gives talks, presentations or lectures
  • Anyone who wants to improve their public-speaking skills

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Storytelling Books: Lead with a Story by Paul Smith

Lead with a Story

Paul Smith
A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives that Captivate, Convince and Inspire
4.1 (102 ratings)
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What's Lead with a Story about?

Lead with a Story (2012) teaches you how to enhance your skills as a great leader by harnessing the power of storytelling. By taking examples from one of the most successful companies in the world, you’ll learn how to craft a great story that motivates people and modifies their behavior.

Who should read Lead with a Story?

  • Leaders of all kinds
  • Anyone who wants to be better at motivating others
  • Anyone who finds his or her coworkers dozing off during presentations

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Storytelling Books: The Storytelling Animal by Jonathan Gottschall

The Storytelling Animal

Jonathan Gottschall
How Stories Make Us Human
4.2 (109 ratings)
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What's The Storytelling Animal about?

The Storytelling Animal (2012) explores humanity’s addiction to stories. It reveals their surprising evolutionary value, and clearly explains the importance – as well as the complications – that stories bring to our lives.

Who should read The Storytelling Animal?

  • Anyone who is addicted to good stories
  • Teachers and parents who fear reading and storytelling is going out of style
  • Students of psychology or evolutionary biology

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Storytelling Books: Stories for Work by Gabrielle Dolan

Stories for Work

Gabrielle Dolan
The Essential Guide to Business Storytelling
4.4 (191 ratings)
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What's Stories for Work about?

In Stories for Work (2017), Gabrielle Dolan explains the effectiveness of a powerful story, and how business professionals can harness this tool to communicate ideas, motivate employees, persuade clients and achieve goals. Dolan walks you through practical advice on coming up with your own stories, and how to apply them to a range of business scenarios.

Who should read Stories for Work?

  • Anyone who wants to sharpen their communication skills
  • People curious about the power of storytelling
  • Professionals in “people-facing” roles

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Storytelling Books: Storyworthy by Matthew Dicks

Storyworthy

Matthew Dicks
Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling
4.2 (303 ratings)
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What's Storyworthy about?

Storyworthy (2018) explains how to craft a story for maximum impact. From intriguing beginnings to satisfying endings and everything in between, these blinks provide simple and effective tips and techniques for engaging your audience and bringing entertainment, authenticity and immediacy to your storytelling.

Who should read Storyworthy?

  • Anyone wanting to improve their storytelling skills.
  • People looking to get better at public speaking.
  • Shy wallflowers wanting to brush up on their communication skills.

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Storytelling Books: The Science of Storytelling by Will Storr

The Science of Storytelling

Will Storr
4.2 (538 ratings)
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What's The Science of Storytelling about?

The Science of Storytelling (2019) shows you how to craft a compelling story using lessons from psychology and neuroscience. These blinks walk you through the steps of creating a narrative that grips your audience by subtly manipulating their brains. From demonstrating how to create a perfectly flawed character to explaining the power of stimulating details, Will Storr reveals the crucial elements that go into building a great story. 

Who should read The Science of Storytelling?

  • Aspiring writers
  • Creatives whose work involves storytelling, like journalists or advertisers
  • Anyone who wants to look at stories more critically

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Storytelling Books: Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon

Show Your Work!

Austin Kleon
10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered
4.7 (278 ratings)
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What's Show Your Work! about?

Show Your Work! (2014) is your guide to becoming findable. It’s about leveraging your network instead of wasting time “networking” in the traditional sense. Filled with actionable advice, it shows how to let others into your process by being productive, open, and generous – and outlines the benefits you’ll receive in return.

Who should read Show Your Work!?

  • Creatives who want to get noticed – but hate self-promotion
  • Artists who’d like to build an audience but don’t know where to start
  • Anyone trying to cultivate a like-minded creative community

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Storytelling Books: Likeable Social Media by Dave Kerpen

Likeable Social Media

Dave Kerpen
How To Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, & Be Generally Amazing On All Social Networks That Matter
4.3 (165 ratings)
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What's Likeable Social Media about?

Likeable Social Media (2011) is a handy guide to promoting your business on social media. This manual shows the best strategies for garnering positive attention on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more.

Who should read Likeable Social Media?

  • Business owners looking to catch some positive attention
  • Marketers learning to ropes of online advertising
  • Anyone who wants to get the most out of their social media pages

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Storytelling Books: Marketing Made Simple by Donald Miller

Marketing Made Simple

Donald Miller
Step-by-Step StoryBrand Guide for Any Business
4.2 (248 ratings)
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What's Marketing Made Simple about?

Marketing Made Simple (2020) is a handy guide to growing your brand. This practical manual teaches a five-point system for effectively funneling new customers to your business.

Who should read Marketing Made Simple?

  • New entrepreneurs looking for a strong start
  • Experienced business owners seeking new ideas
  • Anyone interested in the fundamentals of marketing

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Storytelling Books: The Art of Rhetoric by Aristotle

The Art of Rhetoric

Aristotle
4.6 (452 ratings)
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What's The Art of Rhetoric about?

The Art of Rhetoric (4th century BCE) is a practical manual on the art of public speaking and persuasion. Written almost 2,500 years ago, The Art of Rhetoric remains one of the most incisive and comprehensive studies on rhetoric ever written.

Who should read The Art of Rhetoric?

  • Amateur orators who need to prepare for an upcoming speech
  • Businesspeople who frequently speak in meetings
  • Anyone who has an interest in the classics of western thought

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Storytelling Books: The Journey Beyond Fear by John Hagel III

The Journey Beyond Fear

John Hagel III
Leverage the Three Pillars of Positivity to Build Your Success
4.1 (304 ratings)
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What's The Journey Beyond Fear about?

The Journey Beyond Fear (2021) is a guide to overcoming fear and reaching your full potential. During his 40-year career in Silicon Valley, Hagel has identified three practical tools that anyone can benefit from. Here, he explains exactly how to use them, so you can make the most of exciting new opportunities in your professional and personal life.

Who should read The Journey Beyond Fear?

  • Business people looking for motivation, inspiration or direction
  • People who want to overcome fear to achieve their full potential
  • Anyone interested in the opportunities offered by learning platforms

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Storytelling Books: Win Every Argument by Mehdi Hasan

Win Every Argument

Mehdi Hasan
The Art of Debating, Persuading, and Public Speaking
4.2 (774 ratings)
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What's Win Every Argument about?

Win Every Argument (2023) is a guide to the art of argument by one of the world’s most combative debaters: journalist, anchor, and writer Mehdi Hasan. Drawing on ancient theories of persuasion, neuroscientific theories of cognition, and the rhetorical tricks of contemporary politicians, Hasan reveals the secrets to winning arguments in today’s post-factual world.

Who should read Win Every Argument?

  • Natural-born arguers and debaters
  • Anyone interested in the art of persuasion
  • Public speakers and politicos

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Storytelling Books: The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Joseph Campbell
4.5 (465 ratings)
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What's The Hero with a Thousand Faces about?

The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1948) is a seminal work of comparative mythology. It reveals that foundational myths from around the world share similar structures and themes, which trace back to some of our earliest stories and continue to hold a strong power over us today. 

Who should read The Hero with a Thousand Faces?

  • Anyone interested in storytelling
  • Fans of myths and fables
  • Writers looking for inspiration

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Storytelling Books: Presentation Advantage by Kory Kogon, Breck England and Julie Schmidt

Presentation Advantage

Kory Kogon, Breck England and Julie Schmidt
How to Inform and Persuade Any Audience
4.6 (331 ratings)
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What's Presentation Advantage about?

The Presentation Advantage (2015) gives you the strategies you need to connect with your audience and get the results you want. Presentation happens everywhere from the boardroom to a first date. How you present yourself has everything to do with how much success you’ll achieve.

Who should read Presentation Advantage?

  • Anyone hoping to advance their career
  • People nervous about public speaking
  • Marketers, managers, and entrepreneurs

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Storytelling Books: How We Heal by Alexandra Elle

How We Heal

Alexandra Elle
Uncover Your Power and Set Yourself Free
4.4 (343 ratings)
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What's How We Heal about?

How We Heal (2022) provides a detailed look at the complex and life-changing process of self-healing. Techniques are separated into a 4-step framework which provides encouragement, practical strategies, and journaling exercises to help you rediscover your inner power and cultivate a sense of inner peace.

Who should read How We Heal?

  • Fans of self-help books
  • Anyone who wants to learn about self-healing
  • People interested in mental health and wellness

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Storytelling Books: Magic Words by Jonah Berger

Magic Words

Jonah Berger
What to Say to Get Your Way
4.6 (1,478 ratings)
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What's Magic Words about?

Magic Words (2023) teaches you how to use the power of language to achieve your goals. Want to win an argument, nail a job interview, or get your child to clean up after themselves? This guide reveals the magical yet scientifically proven words that may make all the difference.

Who should read Magic Words?

  • People interested in psychology and language
  • Anyone wondering which words to use to market themselves or their product
  • Anyone who wants to become better at (public) speaking

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Storytelling Books: Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore

Care of the Soul

Thomas Moore
A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life
4.2 (228 ratings)
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What's Care of the Soul about?

Care of the Soul (2016) offers a Jungian approach to everyday life. It’s a guide for codifying our experiences into story and myth, recognizing and accepting the soulfulness and messiness of our experiences, and seeing the sacred in the ordinariness of life.

Who should read Care of the Soul?

  • Spiritual people
  • Those struggling with their mental health
  • Fans of Jung and Campbell

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Storytelling Books: The 16 Undeniable Laws of Communication by John C. Maxwell

The 16 Undeniable Laws of Communication

John C. Maxwell
Apply Them and Make the Most of Your Message
4.5 (557 ratings)
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What's The 16 Undeniable Laws of Communication about?

The 16 Undeniable Laws of Communication (2023) addresses the fear of public speaking. It offers tried-and-true techniques that can transform any beginner or average speaker into a trusted and effective communicator.

Who should read The 16 Undeniable Laws of Communication?

  • Anyone trying to improve their communication skills
  • Speakers addressing anyone from small groups to stadium crowds
  • Leaders and organizers looking to inspire their teams

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Storytelling Books: Traffic Secrets by Russell Brunson

Traffic Secrets

Russell Brunson
The Underground Playbook for Filling Your Websites and Funnels with Your Dream Customers
4.2 (43 ratings)
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What's Traffic Secrets about?

Traffic Secrets (2023) reveals an explosive truth: your dream customers are primed and ready. Learn how to analyze your target audience, locate their hotspots, and capture them with evergreen growth-hacking strategies. This game-changing guide unveils precise techniques for driving consistent traffic to your funnels, laying the foundation for unstoppable online growth.

Who should read Traffic Secrets?

  • Starving startups
  • E-commerce entrepreneurs
  • Online course creators

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Storytelling Books: Emotion by Design by Greg Hoffman

Emotion by Design

Greg Hoffman
Creative Leadership Lessons from a Lifetime at Nike
4.1 (54 ratings)
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What's Emotion by Design about?

Emotion by Design (2022) explores the creative philosophies that can differentiate your brand from the rest. It features lessons and stories from the author’s design and marketing experience at Nike.   

Who should read Emotion by Design?

  • Business owners and leaders
  • Brand marketers
  • Anyone interested in marketing and design

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Storytelling Books: Business Writing Tips by Robert Bullard

Business Writing Tips

Robert Bullard
For Easy and Effective Results
4.0 (27 ratings)
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What's Business Writing Tips about?

Business Writing Tips (2023) condenses years of personal experience into practical tips for better business or nonfiction writing. With its stress on writing as a learnable skill, it provides actionable guidance to overcome common challenges and help you become a more confident, persuasive communicator. 

Who should read Business Writing Tips?

  • Small business owners seeking clear communication strategies
  • Aspiring copywriters aiming to enhance their writing prowess
  • Professionals desiring to improve business correspondence

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Storytelling Books: Marketing 5.0 by Philip Kotler & Hermawan Kartajaya & Iwan Setiawan

Marketing 5.0

Philip Kotler & Hermawan Kartajaya & Iwan Setiawan
Technology for Humanity
4.2 (90 ratings)
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What's Marketing 5.0 about?

Marketing 5.0 (2021) introduces the concept of a new era in marketing focused on leveraging technology to improve human lives. It provides strategies and examples demonstrating how the synthesis of advanced data-driven capabilities with human creativity, ethics, and empathy will allow companies to deliver tailored customer experiences amidst a complex, rapidly evolving marketplace.

Who should read Marketing 5.0?

  • Marketing professionals
  • Brand managers
  • Business leaders

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Storytelling Books: The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche

The Birth of Tragedy

Friedrich Nietzsche
3.9 (19 ratings)
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What's The Birth of Tragedy about?

The Birth of Tragedy (1872) interprets Greek tragedy’s birth and death. The narrative advocates the re-emergence of tragic arts and rejects the societal shift towards rationality and science during the time when it was written.

Who should read The Birth of Tragedy?

  • Philosophy enthusiasts
  • Greek culture aficionados
  • Tragedy genre lovers

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Storytelling Books: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

James Joyce
4.4 (18 ratings)
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What's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man about?

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) explores the maturation of Stephen Dedalus, an introspective and artistically inclined young man grappling with personal and national identity, religion, and aesthetic philosophy. It frames the universally relatable struggle of growing up and self-discovery.

Who should read A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man?

  • Aspiring writers
  • Fans of modernist literature
  • Anyone studying Irish history

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Storytelling Books: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl
4.2 (13 ratings)
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What's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory about?

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964) revolves around a poor boy, Charlie, who, despite his dire circumstances, maintains his moral compass in a world riddled with materialism as he embarks on a magical adventure inside an opulent chocolate factory.

Who should read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?

  • Young readers interested in fantasy
  • Adults with a taste for satire
  • Fans of moral allegories

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Storytelling Books: Areopagitica by John Milton

Areopagitica

John Milton
4.3 (11 ratings)
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What's Areopagitica about?

Areopagitica (1644) details Milton's passionate appeal for freedom of the press and against censorship. Arguing for the right to freely express and circulate ideas, it erects a crucial pillar of democratic society.

Who should read Areopagitica?

  •  Freedom of speech advocates
  •  Aspiring political scientists
  •  Literature enthusiasts

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Storytelling Books: Ogilvy on Advertising by David Ogilvy

Ogilvy on Advertising

David Ogilvy
3.9 (26 ratings)
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What's Ogilvy on Advertising about?

Ogilvy on Advertising (1983) offers insights into the world of advertising from the Father of Advertising himself: David Ogilvy. With practical tips on copywriting, design, and media – and a showcase of iconic ad campaigns – it serves as both a guide and a manifesto for aspiring advertisers.

Who should read Ogilvy on Advertising?

  • Copywriters looking to up their advertising game
  • Marketing maestros and branding buffs
  • General ad enthusiasts

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Storytelling Books: The Art of Resilience by Ross Edgley

The Art of Resilience

Ross Edgley
Strategies for an Unbreakable Mind and Body
4.1 (143 ratings)
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What's The Art of Resilience about?

The Art of Resilience (2020) is the story of Ross Edgley’s extraordinary swim around Great Britain, in which he pushed the limits of human endurance and resilience. Through anecdotes, scientific research, and philosophical reflections, it explores the depths of mental and physical strength and offers advice on how to be truly unbreakable.

Who should read The Art of Resilience?

  • Endurance athletes seeking to push their mental and physical limits
  • Fitness enthusiasts eager to understand the synergy between mind and body
  • Adventure lovers interested in the exploration of human potential

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Storytelling Books: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Milan Kundera
4.2 (57 ratings)
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What's The Unbearable Lightness of Being about?

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984) tells the story of the intertwined lives of two couples navigating love, politics, and existential dilemmas in Soviet-era Czechoslovakia. By exploring the concepts of “lightness” and “weight” it offers reflections on fate, the choices we make in life, and the very nature of existence.

Who should read The Unbearable Lightness of Being?

  • Philosophers looking to explore the nature of existence through a classic narrative
  • History buffs interested in personal lives amid the politics of Soviet-era Czechoslovakia
  • Artists curious about the interplay between personal freedom and societal constraints

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Storytelling Books: The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant by Terry Felber

The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant

Terry Felber
Twelve Keys to Successful Living
3.4 (57 ratings)
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What's The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant about?

The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant (2003) tells the fictional story of Antonio, a successful merchant who’d been raised in a monastery. The fable introduces twelve principles for success at home, work, and beyond. By applying them, you too can enjoy some of the protagonist’s wide-ranging prosperity. 

Who should read The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant?

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs and businesspeople
  • Those interested in personal development
  • Anyone seeking practical wisdom and life lessons

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Storytelling Books: Narrative and Numbers by Aswath Damodaran

Narrative and Numbers

Aswath Damodaran
The Value of Stories in Business
3.7 (26 ratings)
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What's Narrative and Numbers about?

Narrative and Numbers (2017) explores the role of storytelling and quantitative analysis in determining corporate valuations. It reveals how narratives may greatly influence financial models and projections, using real-world examples ranging from Uber to Vale, and including Twitter and Facebook's diverging paths.

Who should read Narrative and Numbers?

  • Savvy market strategists
  • Story-driven executives
  • Pragmatic finance scholars

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Storytelling Books: Sales Pitch by April Dunford

Sales Pitch

April Dunford
How to Craft a Story to Stand Out and Win
3.9 (43 ratings)
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What's Sales Pitch about?

Sales Pitch (2024) emphasizes the importance of distinctive marketing in a competitive marketplace. It offers guidance for entrepreneurs, salespeople, and business leaders on crafting compelling sales narratives – and provides a step-by-step method to help build a sales pitch structure that supports confident customer decisions and solid market positioning. 

Who should read Sales Pitch?

  • Entrepreneurs and salespeople who want to identify and understand their target audience
  • Marketers and business leaders looking to create compelling sales pitches through storytelling 
  • Anyone seeking to overcome objections and close deals

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Storytelling Books: The Storyteller by Dave Grohl

The Storyteller

Dave Grohl
Tales of Life and Music
4.3 (80 ratings)
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What's The Storyteller about?

The Storyteller (2021) captures Dave Grohl’s journey through the highs and lows of a life in rock music, from his formative years in the punk scene to superstardom with Nirvana and the Foo Fighters. Grohl shares candid stories of fame, music, and fatherhood, offering a window into the life of one of rock’s most enduring figures. Through his personal anecdotes, Grohl reveals the passion and perseverance behind his legendary career.

Who should read The Storyteller?

  • Fans of the music, Nirvana and Foo Fighters
  • Aspiring musicians and songwriters seeking inspiration
  • Anyone interested in rock music history

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Storytelling Books: The Freedom Writers Diary by The Freedom Writers & Erin Gruwell

The Freedom Writers Diary

The Freedom Writers & Erin Gruwell
How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them
4.5 (148 ratings)
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What's The Freedom Writers Diary about?

The Freedom Writers Diary (1999) chronicles the journey of students at Wilson High School in California and their English teacher. From their freshman year in the fall of 1994 to graduation in the spring of 1998, the teens learned about and stood up to countless social issues, transforming from so-called “unteachable, at-risk students” into the self-dubbed “Freedom Writers.” Their book recounts their collective experiences, struggles, and triumphs.

Who should read The Freedom Writers Diary?

  • Anyone interested in social change and activism
  • Those curious about the original Freedom Writers
  • People looking for inspiration in overcoming social and economic obstacles

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Storytelling Books: The Tempest by William Shakespeare

The Tempest

William Shakespeare
4.5 (19 ratings)
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What's The Tempest about?

The Tempest (1623) is the ultimate revenge story. After being exiled from Milan by his scheming brother, the sorcerer Prospero uses his magical powers to conjure a storm that shipwrecks his enemies on his island, where he uses a series of magical illusions to take his vengeance. 

Who should read The Tempest?

  • Shakespeare-lovers looking to fill the gaps in their knowledge of the bard’s repertoire
  • Fantasy enthusiasts interested in one of the earliest treatments of magic in literature
  • Anyone whose interest is piqued by shipwrecks, sorcery, and vengeance

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Storytelling Books: Cultish by Amanda Montell

Cultish

Amanda Montell
The Language of Fanaticism
4.0 (137 ratings)
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What's Cultish about?

Forget mind control. In Cultish (2021), Amanda Montell exposes the verbal tricks that bind groups, from Heaven’s Gate to your Peloton Group. A fascinating look at how words shape beliefs and persuade us. Decode the language of domination and reclaim your power.

Who should read Cultish?

  • Word wizards
  • Cult detectives 
  • True crime fans

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What's The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction about?

The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (1935) is a pioneering examination of how mechanical reproduction – particularly via photography and film – transformed the nature, value, and perception of art. It explores the concept of the "aura" of a work of art and how this aura diminishes in a reproduced work.

Who should read The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction?

  • Art history students
  • Modern artists and critics
  • Scholars interested in media theory

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Storytelling Books: Supercommunicators by Charles Duhigg

Supercommunicators

Charles Duhigg
How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection
4.0 (94 ratings)
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What's Supercommunicators about?

Supercommunicators (2024) explores the art of effective communication, focusing on the three types of conversations: practical, emotional, and social. It teaches that understanding and aligning with these conversation types is key to connecting with others. By practicing these techniques, you can make your engagement in discussions more meaningful and empathetic.

Who should read Supercommunicators?

  • Professionals seeking better communication skills
  • Individuals navigating complex relationship dynamics
  • Anyone striving for more meaningful conversations

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Storytelling Books: Says Who? by Anne Curzan

Says Who?

Anne Curzan
A Kinder, Funner Usage Guide for Everyone Who Cares About Words
4.0 (16 ratings)
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What's Says Who? about?

Says Who? (2024) is an insightful examination of the complex and ever-evolving nature of language. It explores how perceptions, norms, and social forces shape the way we use and understand language, and how these dynamics impact communication across various contexts. Ultimately, it challenges readers to reexamine their assumptions about “correct” language and consider the nuanced role language plays in shaping identity, culture, and society.

Who should read Says Who??

  • Students and educators in linguistics, language studies, or communication fields
  • Writers, journalists, and content creators
  • Lifelong learners interested in the intricacies of the English language

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Storytelling Books: Get the Picture by Bianca Bosker

Get the Picture

Bianca Bosker
A Mind-Bending Journey among the Inspired Artists and Obsessive Art Fiends Who Taught Me How to See
4.1 (37 ratings)
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What's Get the Picture about?

Get the Picture (2024) turns an investigative lens on the complex and often insular world of contemporary art along with its quirks and contradictions. It explores the obsessions that drive artists and collectors, sheds light on the personal and sometimes irrational reasons that art becomes meaningful, and unravels the motivations and passions of artists and collectors to uncover how deeper engagement with art can be achieved.

Who should read Get the Picture?

  • Art enthusiasts curious about the inner workings of the art world
  • Aspiring artists seeking insight into the contemporary art scene
  • Fans of deep dives into niche cultural topics

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Storytelling Books: How to Tell a Story by The Moth, Meg Bowles, Catherine Burns, Jenifer Hixson, Sarah Austin Jenness, Kate Tellers

How to Tell a Story

The Moth, Meg Bowles, Catherine Burns, Jenifer Hixson, Sarah Austin Jenness, Kate Tellers
The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth
3.6 (17 ratings)
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What's How to Tell a Story about?

How to Tell a Story (2022) is a unique guidebook that unlocks the secrets to delivering narratives that captivate audiences and resonate with authenticity and emotion. From finding the perfect beginning and ending to mastering the art of delivery, it equips storytellers of all levels with the tools they need to leave a lasting impression. 

Who should read How to Tell a Story?

  • Anyone eager to become a better storyteller
  • Writers looking for tips on creating compelling narratives
  • Managers interested in unique team-building exercises

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Storytelling Books: I am Enough by Elizabeth D. Gray

I am Enough

Elizabeth D. Gray
Journal Affirmations for Girls

What's I am Enough about?

This empowering book by Elizabeth D. Gray encourages readers to embrace their worth and believe in themselves. Through personal anecdotes and practical advice, the author inspires individuals to let go of self-doubt and recognize their own value. "I Am Enough" is a reminder that we are all deserving of love, respect, and happiness.

Who should read I am Enough?

  • Anyone seeking to boost their self-esteem and cultivate self-acceptance
  • Individuals looking to overcome self-doubt and embrace their worthiness
  • People who want to develop a positive mindset and lead a more fulfilling life

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 FAQs 

What's the best Storytelling book to read?

While choosing just one book about a topic is always tough, many people regard The Story Factor as the ultimate read on Storytelling.

What are the Top 10 Storytelling books?

Blinkist curators have picked the following:
  • The Story Factor by Annette Simmons
  • Lead with a Story by Paul Smith
  • The Storytelling Animal by Jonathan Gottschall
  • Stories for Work by Gabrielle Dolan
  • Storyworthy by Matthew Dicks
  • The Science of Storytelling by Will Storr
  • Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon
  • Likeable Social Media by Dave Kerpen
  • Marketing Made Simple by Donald Miller
  • The Art of Rhetoric by Aristotle

Who are the top Storytelling book authors?

When it comes to Storytelling, these are the authors who stand out as some of the most influential:
  • Annette Simmons
  • Paul Smith
  • Jonathan Gottschall
  • Gabrielle Dolan
  • Matthew Dicks