Free sample of my new book on myth

The Meaning of Myth is out in just two weeks!

I’m especially pleased that the book naturally came to what I think is a very satisfying conclusion about what it means to be a hero. I admit I celebrated this serendipity with a bottle of champagne.

For me, writing a book requires intense and almost exclusive focus. So now I’m catching up with the thousands of little things that I wasn’t able to do—which, as you can imagine, is a huge comedown after Perseus, Theseus, and Dionysus. But on the plus side, I have much more time to enjoy my favourite month of May.

Bacchus meets Ariadne on Naxos, by Titian (1520). If you want to talk about the book, you can share this image on your social media.

You can pre-order the book here.

And if you can’t wait two weeks, here are the first two chapters to get you going: