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

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

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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.

Product Details

UPC:
9781401303099
Manufacturer:
Hyperion
Publication date:
01/09/2007
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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Book of Myself: A Do-it-Yourself Autobiography in 201 Questions 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Last year my 83 year old mother wrote her "autobiography" which turned out to be a 15 page story mostly about people in her life, not so much about her. This book has a question at the top of every page (such as what happened to you in school that you were most proud of or what did you and your siblings fight about) to jog your memory about things that had happened throughout your life and things that were important to you/life lessons. When I saw this book, I thought any questions that she answered would give us more of a lasting memory of her and her life than her previous "autobiography that was a lot of listing of names of people she knew. As I am 56 years old and retiring in a month, this might be something I would like to buy for myself and write for my children (if it doesn't turn out to be too much like "homework".)
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 the 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.
avid_reader_99 More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. I gave one to my father as a way for him to pass along his great stories to his daughters...much as his parents did. I thing got one for my friend so whe could use it to share her experiences as a mother, a woman, a wife, and a friend. She loved it. I finally got one for myself and work on when I can...but know it will be a great tribute to my half-sisters and nephews when they are older. Worth the money and the time!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't say I love the questions in this book, but I'm finding that they are helping me deal with emotional issues stemming from my childhood and helping me come to terms with the imperfections. It's not as much something I'm doing for my children as it is for myself. I'm trying to answer a question each day and while not always easy, it is helping remember things that were long forgotten - both good and bad. Not too many people want to remember a time when they got into trouble with their parents (one or both), but maybe it will give them some insight into their parents or themselves that they can use in their own life or see a parallel. For those people who are giving the book bad reviews, maybe they should look at it from a different perspective. It can be self-healing.
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