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Book Summary- Your Life is a Book

Updated on February 5, 2016

Have you been wanting to write your memoirs? Perhaps you don't know where or how to begin. You want to write down your life story in an interesting and informative way. Maybe you are a writer already or maybe you are simply a person who wants to write memoirs. The book titled Your Life is a Book is a marvelous resource to help you do just that.


The authors are Brenda Peterson and Sarah Jane Freymann. Brenda Peterson teaches writing and has eighteen published books. She has written her own memoirs called Build Me An Ark. Her books are highly acclaimed.

Sara Jane Freymann is a literary agent. She leads memoir workshops and acts as a mentor. She has helped writers get their books onto the New York Times best seller lists.

The two decided to collaborate on this work as it is a very exhaustive resource.

What It Is About

Many times bringing memories of the past up to the present is not a pleasant process. It can actually be quite painful and people block it out. There are techniques in this good book to gently bring these things back to full recall. This book is a treasure trove for anyone who would like to write their memoirs. It is full of recommended examples of successful memoirs. There is a recommended reading list of important memoirs that everyone should read. The authors explore what the various elements of a successful memoir are and give plenty of examples to follow.

Why This Book Is Interesting

The best part of this book is the exercises. The whole book is full of exercises to help you visualize and write your life story. At any point of writing your life story you could be stalled out and not know how to proceed. These helpful exercises will help jumpstart you and get you back on the right track.

In order to make the memoir more rich the book provides thought provoking questions to explore. It helps also with practicalities like getting an agent. There is a whole chapter on book critics and how to handle them. Self publishing and how to go about that process is explained throughout just in case the writer would like to pursue the often confusing world of self publication.

If you would like to write your memoirs, Your Life is a Book will assist you greatly. This good book can be your guiding light as you sort through your memories to chronicle your life. I highly recommend buying this resource for its exercises and practical advice.


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      Old Poolman 

      2 years ago

      This looks like a book I should read.

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      YeCall, thank you for introducing this book. I just discovered that the working title I have chosen for my present project has been published last year; this book seems that it will be helpful to me.


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