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During this writer's undergraduate days at Kennesaw State University(KSU), then KSU President Betty Siegel often referred to the wise aphorisms of the great American writer Carl Sandberg. Before Siegel retired a two ton "remembrance rock" on installed in the center of campus whereas students, alumni, and whoever was inspired could go and reflect on some timeless truths. Sandberg in the Remembrance Rock poses the questions, "Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I going? How do I fit? And finally 'What is the meaning?'" In Carl Sandberg: A Biography, a dense 843 page book, Penelope Niven captures the life and times of Carl Sandburg. A writer, hustler, and self proclaim vagabond, Sandberg hails from the sleepy town of Galesburg, Illinois. Sandberg lifelong love of the written word was his lifelong passion. He continually worked on composing the ideal poem, story, or book. Best known for his work on Lincoln, Sandberg was a well regarded orator where his quick wit and storytelling led him all over the world sharing ideas on scholars, politics, and life. Paula, his lifelong love stayed true to the man who was constantly yearning for new adventure. With a master tongue his last word was a call out to his bride, "Paula". The book masterfully chronicles Sandberg as he transitions from his restless youth to a mature statesman. A very fitting full portrait is captured in this life story of Carl Sandberg, quite simply a boy who "done good". With the start of 2011, these questions should be a guide to open up to the world of possibilities. So take a chance and ask yourself: "Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I going? How do I fit? And finally 'What is the meaning?'"