What does having a book do for you?
Each of us is a book waiting to be written, and that book, if written, results in a person explained.
Thomas M. Cirignano – Author
Writing a book launches business owners and thought leaders into a perceived higher and more serious category. Your clients and audiences will respect that you are serious and view you through a lens of authority quite a bit over those who have not written books.
Jenna Kalinsky – Founder of One Lit Place
In simple terms, a transformation may be defined as a dramatic change in one’s physical or psychological well-being. It’s about becoming more aware of and facing our thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Crafting a memoir about our personal narratives can lead to self-realization and a sense of empowerment.
The reason is that, during the writing process, we’re moving our feelings from inside of us and onto the page; and like therapy, it can help us work through our challenges. Writing can also be transformative because it helps us gain a better understanding of ourselves. With that understanding comes deeper reflection and consequently, a more profound sense of harmony.
Diana Raab Ph.D – Author, poet, lecturer, educator and inspirational speaker
Now that everything that was inside is out. I’m complete. I took myself around the journey of my life and I came back to where I am with a fuller deeper understanding of life and myself, the reasons why I am the way I am that I could not have had had I not taken the time to write my life story.
Tara Lal – Firefighter, author and physiotherapist.
Writing your memoirs offers many benefits beyond simple storytelling. For instance, they can be an opportunity to pass along specific wisdom and life lessons. Even if you write about parts of your life that you have never told anyone because they were unhappy or painful memories, revisiting them can show others the strength it takes to overcome life barriers when they face their own.
Brendan Kearney – Vitalize 360 Wellness Coach at Harvard
I love all insider memoirs. It doesn’t matter whether it’s truck drivers or doctors. I think everybody likes to go backstage, find out what people think and what they talk about and what specialised job they have.
David Mamet – Playwright, filmmaker, and author.
We should probably all pause to confront our past from time to time, because it changes its meaning as our circumstances alter.
Karen Armstrong OBE FRSL – Author
I think, in writing a memoir, you kind of give order to your life.
Pamela Druckerman – Writer and journalist
Oh, my God. What if you wake up some day, and you’re 65 or 75, and you never got your novel or memoir written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools or oceans because your thighs were jiggly or you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen.
Anne Lamott – Writer
Let no family go into eternity without having left their memoirs for their children, their grandchildren, and their posterity.
Spencer Kimball – Religious leader