The compelling story of how Art Bochner came to narrative is a must read for anyone who wants to understand and live through the paradigm shift to a focus on narrative and autoethnography in the human sciences. But it is so much more. It is your story, my story, our story, if we are willing, in the ways Bochner clearly is in this book, to turn a critical lens onto our own experiences. He interrogates flashes of memory and considers how his personal and academic histories intertwine and inform who he has become.

Through a preface, thirteen chapters, and an epilogue, we travel with Bochner through his life from his time as a young man who struggled with the troubling narrative inheritance from his father to the twist of fate of meeting Carolyn Ellis. Story after story, we see...

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