Will Storr

Will Storr

Will Storr is a journalist, novelist and photographer, and the author of several books including 'The Status Game,' 'Selfie,' and 'The Science of Storytelling.'

The Status Game: Male, Grandiose, Humiliated

The Status Game: Male, Grandiose, Humiliated

Elliot was 11 years old and playing happily at summer camp when he accidentally bumped into a pretty and popular girl. “She got very angry,” he recounted later. “She cursed at me and pushed me.” He froze, shocked, completely lost as to how to respond. Everybody was watching. “Are you

Will Storr
Will Storr
The Death of a Dreamer

The Death of a Dreamer

The following is a lightly adapted extract from Will Storr’s latest book Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It’s Doing to Us, Picador (June 15, 2017), 416 pages.  Imagine that it were possible to create the perfect human. The process would be like making an app,

Will Storr
Will Storr
Long Read
The Birth of the Narcissism Revolution

The Birth of the Narcissism Revolution

Editor’s note: the following is an extract of Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It’s Doing to Us, The Overlook Press; 1 edition (March 27, 2018), 416 pages. In the months leading up to his death, in 1970, the humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow began worrying

Will Storr
Will Storr
Art and Culture