Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Book of Me


So, today I had an interview.  Not a job interview, but an interview about me.  An interview that started with when I was a little girl and finished with now.   At the start of this interview I recall thinking how boring it was going to be.  I don't have a story to tell.  I'm not famous.  I didn't climb Mt Everest.  I've never saved a small village in Africa.  I am quite boring.  Just an average person.

Not so.

As I started tellling my story I realised just how complex a single life can be.   So many aspects of my life forgotten in the every day rush.  It wasn't until the "probing" started that I remembered things I hadn't thought about in years.  Things that make up the very essence of me.   Things that I perhaps wanted to forget once.  Things that I now realise I don't want to forget.   These things are me.  These things define who I am, where I've come from and where I'm going.  

Every single one of us is a book filled with stories.  Some short, some long.  Some funny, some sad.  Some simple, some complex. 
My book would fall under the genre of Epic Drama (I've created a new genre for my book) and it would be written by Jackie Collins and Jodi Piccoult.  

What genre would your book fall under and who would write it?

13 comments:

  1. Mine would fall under the self help section..always searching for improvement..but would have to be written by Kerry Sackville as she lives the disasterfull part my life (albeit on much skinnier legs and a fancier car).

    Nice blog Annie. We are all a culmination of every experience we have (blended with the personal genes - and with both, you get the good with the bad).

    x

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  2. I've always thought of my life as being on the boring side too. And it probably is, since I'm the quiet shy type who doesn't go out much.
    I've no idea what kind of book that would be.

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  3. Hmmm...... Definitely tragi-comedy. Part has been written ('When My Husband Does The Dishes....'!!!) but the rest will come at some time. I'd write it. And Simon Baker could play my husband.

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  4. Oh Annie. I feel like I have been given a preview of your book - a sample, and I now am quite desparate to read the whole lot.

    I would like the story of my life to be written by an arsenic without the old lace expert such as the late Mary Wesley.

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  5. It would be in the Humour/Chick-Lit type genre, written by either Tina Fey or Dawn French, and called One Laugh Per Paragraph.

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  6. I think the story of your life will be written by you! Lovely post.

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  7. Hi Annie, I'm pretty sure mine is black comedy, and I'm definitely writing it myself. Must edit better.

    I completely agree that everyone has a story and it's good to share our stories. Nobody gets away with a 'boring' life. We wish!

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  8. Yeah, I'm pretty sure you would do an ace job of writing your own story Annie.
    As a journo I know everyone has a story. I wish I could tell them all!

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  9. Nice insight! I hope mine would be Inspirational and continue to be.

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  10. short stories, i believe, preferably written by a fantastic travel writer like Bruce Chatwin. i don't believe i have been alive long enough to have a clear theme that would carry through a whole novel, but there have certainly been moments!

    and when the time comes, long in the future, please thaw out Matthew Reilly for my life story. now there's a fellow that can make ANYTHING exciting! xt

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  11. I definitely would be in the Epic Drama genre right next to you Annie. I'd have to write it myself because I'm a bit of a control freak like that. How I wish there was more time to know more about lots of the lovely people who cross my path.

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  12. Mine would be a farce. Which shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.

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  13. Thanks for an insightful post. It's said there's a book in all of us.
    You've turned that round to be YOU are your own book!
    My book would be a diary/scrapbook with plenty of pictures. It would need to be in a folder with dividers..... Sheesh! Sounds just like a teacher's program.

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me x

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