• Stories We Tell Ourselves

  • Making Meaning in a Meaningless Universe
  • By: Richard Holloway
  • Narrated by: Richard Holloway
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, World
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Throughout history we have told ourselves stories to try and make sense of what it all means: our place in a small corner of one of billions of galaxies, at the end of billions of years of existence. In this new book Richard Holloway takes us on a personal, scientific and philosophical journey to explore what he believes the answers to the biggest of questions are. He examines what we know about the universe into which - without any choice in the matter - we are propelled at birth and from which we are expelled at death, the stories we have told about where we come from and the stories we tell to get through this muddling experience of life. 

Thought-provoking, revelatory, compassionate and playful, Stories We Tell Ourselves is a personal reckoning with life's mysteries by one of the most important and beloved thinkers of our time.

©2020 Richard Holloway (P)2020 Canongate Books Ltd

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  • Ranjit
  • 04-15-21

Richard Holloway is brilliant

A level headed review of the topic from someone who passionately cares. I loved it.

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  • Margie
  • 12-06-20

Please Listen To This Book

This is a remarkable book and all the more so for hearing it in the author's own voice. I would suggest that it became required reading in all schools but for the fact that this would go entirely against the books philosophy. So please listen to this book if you can, but if you can't don't beat yourself up.