The Book of Myself: A Do-it-Yourself Autobiography in 221 Questions
(Carl and David Marshall, Hachette/Hyperion, 1994, 1997 and 2007)
Have you ever wanted to write your memoirs or wished you had the life stories of a relative?
This 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, the questions guide you through keeping memories on family, friends, learning and education, work and responsibilities, and the world around you.
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. Perfect for genealogy and family history lovers.
Carl’s and David’s stories of creating The Book of Myself.
“If you find journal writing intimidating, this book is a great introduction. Buy one for yourself and then buy 5 or 6 to give as gifts.”
“[My father] recently passed away and, when going through his things, I found the book. He had completed it. I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to have his words and thoughts in writing, many of those words and thoughts quite new to me! My brothers and I will treasure this book forever.”
“We gave this book to a friend at his 80th birthday party – he couldn’t put it down. He already has just about anything he wants so this book turned out to be a great gift.”
“I never could have written so much about my life without this 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…and it made me think.”
“A gift for all ages. It says you are worth listening to. The questions evoke pictures in one’s mind, making it easy to begin the journey.”