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

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

by David Marshall, Carl Marshall


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Ever wanted to create your own autobiography or wished you had the life stories of a loved one? This do-it-yourself journal helps record and preserve the experiences and knowledge of a lifetime.

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

ISBN-13: 9780316534499
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 09/10/2019
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Carl E. Marshall was raised in rural Oklahoma and received his Bachelor's and MA in Mathematics from Oklahoma State University and his Doctorate in Statistics from Iowa State. He became a professor of Mathematics at OSU and created the university's graduate program in statistics. He was known by his colleagues as "Mr. Statistics of Oklahoma."

David P. Marshall is the coauthor, with his wife, Kate, of The Book of You: For My Child, with Love; The Book of Us: A Journal of Your Love Story in 150 Questions; What I Love About You; What I Love About You, Mom; The Picture of Me: Who I Am in 221 Questions; and My Life Map: A Journal to Help You Shape Your Future. He lives with his family in northern California.

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The Book of Myself: A Do-It-Yourself Autobiography in 201 Questions 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
quaintlittlehead on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book compiles some brief advice for those at any age on how to begin writing your memoirs, and then provides a series of questions to get you started. I particularly like that these questions are divided up into sections focussing on Early, Middle, and Later Years of life so that there is a sense of balance between the various aspects of what makes up an individual's character. The questions also do a fairly nice job of covering different parts of the spectrum so that people who don't go through all the "typical" life experiences won't feel left out; for example, there is a question along the lines of "I didn't complete high school, and this is why" and a good range of topics asking about parents, grandparents, siblings, pets, friends, technology, politics, religion, and current events, such that not all the questions seem to revolve around getting married and having children, as is the feeling in some books. The actual space for writing in the book is limited to only a page per question, which is a little slight, so prolific writers might find it more useful to take this book as a guideline and write their answers elsewhere. In general, though, this is a nice tool to get people thinking about the meaning of their own lives.
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Colleen57 More than 1 year ago
Great idea, there are some good questions in here. These questions tend to be more concrete, not much about thoughts or feelings. In any event, this is a great starting point.
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