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Change Your Story, Change Your Life [Kindle Edition]

Stephanie S. Tolan
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Book Description

In this mind-expanding book, Newbery Honor and Christopher Award-winning author Stephanie S. Tolan, who has been telling stories in the form of plays, novels, non-fiction books and articles for children and adults all her life, shares what she has learned about the power of story not just to express our experiences, but to create them.

What Tolan calls Story Principle, explored in these pages, challenges the common view that reality is fixed and immutable, that we have little or no control over it, and that we live our lives within it as best we can. Story Principle suggests the radical idea that we live the stories we tell. Therefore, reality—a collection of stories—is infinitely changeable, one story and one story-teller at a time.

Included here are not just ways to recognize stories and the ways they play out in your experience, but specific techniques for replacing them if you wish. This challenging book is an invitation to change your life by changing the stories you live.

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About the Author

Stephanie S. Tolan is the author of 27 books of fiction for children and young adults, one of which (Surviving the Applewhites) won a Newbery Honor and another (Listen!) the Christopher Award—given for literature that “affirms the highest values of the human spirit.” She has also written and co-written plays and musicals, nonfiction articles about thee social, emotional and spiritual needs of unusually bright children and adults, and co-authored Guiding the Gifted Child. She is a nationally and internationally known speaker and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Educational Advancement. She lives on a little lake in a big woods in Charlotte, NC with her husband, two dogs, a cat and two goldfish. Her websites are and

Product Details

  • File Size: 350 KB
  • Print Length: 331 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1466214058
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ZUK8W0
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #325,736 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tolan carefully explains her idea that we are the animal who lives in stories, and baby, if you don't like the story you're in, guess what? You're the author! Go ahead and re-write it. This book gives you some ideas for how to do that and also tells true stories of how Tolan has used this idea in her own life. This book is a gift to fellow travelers in the hope that together we'll all compose a really fun deep rich glorious complicated consciously lived continuing adventure story and live happily ever after.
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