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The Book of Myself: A Do-It-Yourself Autobiography in 201 Questions

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by Carl Marshall, David Marshall
Book of Myself: A Do-It-Yourself Autobiography in 201 Questions


Have you ever wanted to create your own autobiography or wished you had the life stories of a relative or friend? Now beautifully revised and updated, The Book of Myself is a do-it-yourself memoir that helps you record and preserve the experiences and knowledge of a lifetime for years to come. Divided into Early, Middle, and Later Years, this keepsake volume contains 201 questions that guide you through the process of keeping memories on subjects such as family and friends, learning and education, work and responsibilities, and the world around you. Created by a grandson and grandfather, The Book of Myself is the perfect way for you, or someone close to you, to remember the turning points and everyday recollections of a lifetime and share them with future generations.

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Book of Myself: A Do-It-Yourself Autobiography in 201 Questions 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had my grandmother fill this book out for me, about 10 years ago. She recently passed away; the grandchildren gathered together (using the book) and we formatted her eulogy using her own words. We knew her happiest moments and saddest. We knew the things she loved. We were able to share my grandmother in a very deep way that touched everyone in a way I've never seen at a funeral. No one spoke for my grandmother; she spoke for herself. Her words (thanks to this book) was a true and endearing testiment to her life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is for really for happy normal families not the few who were left out. But if you change some of the questions to fit your life and dont get bitter or give in to self pity you can write a decent life story.Its important to remember not everyone always has a happy childhood or life
Guest More than 1 year ago
I never could have written so much about my life without his journaling book. The prompts give just the right amount of direction, while still being flexible for different kinds and ages of people. It pulled out lots of memories: what I liked doing after school as a kid, what my parents' politics were, special friendships and mentors, movies and music at different times in my life, my first car, pet stories. And it made me think: what I am proud of doing, what I regret not exploring, wishes, traits I hope to be remembered for. These are just examples, the book covers a lot of ground. I promise you will find lots that will get your pen going! It's fun to do and satisfying to have it all down now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this book and another Marshall book, Words to Live By, for my parents to fill out for their grandchildren. Both are excellent. The Book of Myself made it easy for them to recount their life stories. Words to Live By helped them write all those great bits of lessons-learned and sage advice that grandparents do so well. Now my kids have so much to remember their wonderful oma and opa by! (and me too!) Both books are warmly done, with encouraging and interesting questions on a range of topics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got the new edition of Book of Myself for my uncle. He has no kids and has always been a mentor to me. I asked him to use this book to write his life story and life lessons for our family history and personal benefit. The Book of Myself lays out clear and interesting questions and gives room to answer. He is finding it easy to do in bits and pieces, and it's filling up quickly.
Anonymous 10 months ago
i love writing and i have lots of experience with writing and love book or my own life which is a love better than an love story to do because that take such and long time to do