About the Book

A practical and inspiring guide to transformational personal storytelling, The Story You Need to Tell is the product of Sandra Marinella’s pioneering work with veterans and cancer patients, her years of teaching writing, and her research into its profound healing properties. Riveting true stories illustrate Marinella’s methods for understanding, telling, and editing personal stories in ways that foster resilience and renewal. She also shares her own experience of using journaling and expressive writing to navigate challenges including breast cancer and postpartum depression. Each of the techniques, prompts, and exercises she presents helps us “to unravel the knot inside and to make sense of loss.”

About the Story You Need to Tell Project

Our Mission:

To guide individuals in using their personal writing to promote healing, learning, growth, and positive change.

To help others break their silence and find their voice to navigate difficult experiences such as trauma, illness, and loss.


Profits support cancer research, veterans’ programs, and educational scholarships.

The Story You Need To Tell is now available!

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