Friday Fun is a group post from the writers of the NHWN blog. Each week, we’ll pose and answer a different, get-to-know-us question. We hope you’ll join in by providing your answer in the comments.
QUESTION: If you wrote an autobiography, what would it be called?
Lee Laughlin: A variation of this question was the topic of discussion on a local, morning, radio show recently. I couldn’t come up with anything fast enough to call in and contribute to the discussion, but a title came to mind later in the day.
A book about me would be called Let’s Do This! I’m a very action oriented person. As I’ve aged, I’ve learned to pause before I leap into a project, but that pause is still fairly brief. I really like to get my hands into things and adjust course as necessary.
There would definitely be a chapter titled Chasing Serenity. As I’ve aged, I have come to appreciate the benefits of being still and present in the moment. Usually on my sun porch with a good cup of tea.
Julie Hennrikus: What a great question! I’d love it to be something poignant, like Grace & Gratitude. Or Chasing Joy. But I suspect, when I finally get to it, it will be Happily Ever After? or That’s It?
Jamie Wallace: This is a tough question. First of all, the thought of writing an autobiography/memoir gives me hives. It’s not that I don’t admire the genre, but the thought of having to write about myself for that many pages – ugh.
As for a title … I think I’d like it to be something optimistic, a little humorous, and also – looked at from another angle – insightful/philosophical. But … no pressure. I love the titles of Tina Fey’s and Amy Poehler’s memoirs – Bossypants and Yes, Please, respectively. (I enjoyed both, by the way.)
Seriously. I can’t come up with anything clever or fun. Instead, enjoy this list of 69 Awesome and Awful Autobiography Titles that I found via the magic of Google. Enjoy!
Diane MacKinnon: I have no idea what my autobiography would be called. Maybe You Went to Med School to Become a What?! or how about The Serial Beginner. When I read this question I immediately thought of my mom. She always said the title of her autobiography would be Five Kids, Four Bananas.