Friday Fun: What Would Your Autobiography Be Called

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 CU 7-13Lee 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.

photo of Julianne HolmesJulie 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?

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JME5670V2smCROPJamie 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, MD, Master Certified Life CoachDiane 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.

16 thoughts on “Friday Fun: What Would Your Autobiography Be Called

  1. There are a few titles that I’ve thought of using:
    “Leave No Evidence”
    “Out the Exit and Other Radical Concepts”
    “Don’t Help Me, I Have Enough Trouble”
    “Computers, Hammers, and Too Much Wine”
    I’ll let you know if I think of more…

  2. “Something for Everyone” because I have a very versatile background in writing, photography, marketing and sociology. Also, I have serious hobby interests in xeriscape gardening, traditional crafts and interior design. I hope to put it all together after I graduate next year as an entrepreneur and marketer for my small business selling home and garden décor on Amazon.

  3. I believe writing an autobiography would be the hardest thing I would ever do in my writing life. I think I would hate having to be so self-focussed. I guess the only title I can think of is quite bland “Ever searching soul’. My kids have asked me to do this but I do prefer to write fiction and encouragement in life truths.

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