Quick, Where’s My Cape? is an insightful, honest, extremely relatable and often humorous look into human nature. It opens up a road to self knowledge – the kind of knowledge we already possess, but so often lose or forget in the midst of our chaotic lifestyles, so the title is dead on. It is up to us to come to our own rescue in life. Yet it’s definitely not a self help book – it doesn’t tell you what to do or claim to help you reach your wildest dreams or try to teach you anything new, which is alright, because it’s more like a brilliant personal journal you want to keep coming back to – a reminder we are a work in progress… Mari-Liis
It’s been awhile since I’ve read a book that made me rethink my life as fast as this one did. A really smart, fun to read look at our ‘mythic’ selves (who knew we even had one?) and the stories we’ve all heard a thousand times, but didn’t realize were actually shaping how we do EVERYTHING. Fascinating read. Even bought a copy for my dad! Baba J.
Very interesting take on the role of myths in our lives. Ric Gibbs describes in detail different myths and helps us understand why they move us the way they do in different stages of our lives. Beyond that, he succeeds at coloring each one of them with personal experiences we can easily relate to. Highly recommendable. Jose Mateo
Clear, engaging, and astonishingly useful. Gibbs offers a unique and innovative reading of Jungian archetypes through the lens of popular narrative. Still more impressive are the concrete connections he draws to examples taken from his own life, and the lives of those close to him. If part of homo sapiens involves the aspect of homo narrans–or “the one who tells stories”–“Where’s My Cape” offers a fertile trove of patterns and tools by which to make connections between one’s own life, and the ancient narratives and archetypes that inform it. Each year we begin to understand more and more of our biological origins. This book provides a means of understanding our cultural and psychological origins with a thoroughness and an honesty rarely seen. D Whitney