For Small Creatures Such as We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World

For Small Creatures Such as We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World

Part memoir, part guidebook, and part social history, For Small Creatures Such as We is the first book from the daughter of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan--a luminous exploration of Earth's marvels that require no faith in order to be believed.

"What is the meaning of life? Sagan finds its meaning everywhere--with her family, around the world, and especially among the stars of the cosmos. Read her work; you'll have a deeper appreciation for your every step, every bite, and every breath." --Bill Nye

Sasha Sagan was raised by secular parents, the astronomer Carl Sagan and the writer and producer Ann Druyan. They taught her that the natural world and vast cosmos are full of profound beauty, that science reveals truths more wondrous than any myth or fable.

When Sagan herself became a mother, she began her own hunt for the natural phenomena behind our most treasured occasions--from births to deaths, holidays to weddings, anniversaries, and more--growing these roots into a new set of rituals for her young daughter that honor the joy and significance of each experience without relying on religious framework.

As Sagan shares these rituals, For Small Creatures Such as We becomes a moving tribute to a father, a newborn daughter, a marriage, and the natural world--a celebration of life itself, and the power of our families and beliefs to bring us together.

Title:For Small Creatures Such as We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World
ISBN:9780735218772
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  • Toni

    Beautiful, honest, thoughtful... Sasha Sagan's For Small Creatures Such as We is a fascinating read for anybody who looks for spirituality in everyday life. Full review to come.Thank you to Edelweiss ...

  • Heidi The Reader

    My parents taught me that the universe is enormous and we humans are tiny beings who get to live on an out-of-the-way planet for the blink of an eye. And they taught me that, as they once wrote, "for ...

  • Sarah Olson

    Sasha Sagan's thoughtful examination of how rituals, both secular and religious, bring meaning to our everyday lives is simply impossible to put down - I read it in one evening. With a scientific pers...

  • Ms. McGregor

    Sasha Sagan's forthcoming book deftly combines memoir, history, theology, philosophy and science into an Atheist/ Agnostic guidebook for creating and celebrating rituals to enhance a meaningful, conne...

  • Bruce Crocker

    Even though this is NOT THE Earth-shattering, non-fiction book of the year. Even though sellers may find it hard to place - memoir, self-help, social science,...? - and sell. Even though part of my re...

  • Megan Bell

    For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love." Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan, Contact. I honestly feel honored to share with the world this debut book by Sasha Sagan, daughter...

  • Steve

    Lovely book bringing a sense of humanity and ritual to people who might be more scientifically inclined and also bringing science and rationality to those who might not venture past their traditions a...

  • Clay Davis

    A horrible book cover design, looks like someone trying to strike out the title with a golden crayon....

  • Shelby

    I downloaded this audiobook on a whim because I needed something to listen to. I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Author Sasha Sagan is Carl Sagan's daughter. Despite their Jewish and Eastern Eur...

  • putri

    Whatever it is that we have yet to learn will be part of nature once we understand it. And when we do, I hope we can still feel wonder. In those revelations and the ways the randomness, the chance, th...