Get It Done Memoir Workbook

There are many different ways to approach writing a memoir or an autobiography. This workbook is mainly intended for those who want to share a personal history with family and friends, but don't want it to be all-consuming.

Author: Val Brennan

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1497415705


Page: 112

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There are many different ways to approach writing a memoir or an autobiography. This workbook is mainly intended for those who want to share a personal history with family and friends, but don't want it to be all-consuming. You don't have to be a great writer to do this - just let go of the desire to be perfect and get it done! There is incredible satisfaction in bringing your memories, your stories and your photos together into a book that your loved ones will cherish for years to come. The Get it Done! Memoir Workbook contains hundreds of questions and prompts that will have you on your way to turning your memories in to a memoir in no time!

A Ghost s Memoir

Mr. Moore thought this should be done by you and I would suggest we get busy ... important assignment which would delay work on the book for three months.

Author: John McDonald

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262632853

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 202

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The story of the ghostwriting of Alfred P. Sloan's best-selling memoir, General Motor's attempts to block the book's publication, and the author's eventual triumph over the corporation. Published in 1964, My Years with General Motors was an immediate best-seller and today is considered one of the few classic books on management. The book is the ghostwritten memoir of Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. (1875-1966), whose business and management strategies enabled General Motors to overtake Ford as the dominant American automobile manufacturer in the 1920s and 1930s. What has been largely unknown until now is that My Years with General Motors was almost not published. Although it was written with the permission of General Motors -- and slated for publication in October 1959 -- at the last minute General Motors tried to suppress the book out of fears that some of the material in it could become evidence in an antitrust action against the company. This book, by John McDonald, Sloan's ghostwriter, tells the behind-the-scenes story of the book's writing, its attempted suppression, and the lawsuit that eventually led to its publication. McDonald's narrative is partly the David-and-Goliath story of a lone journalist taking on the world's then-largest corporation and partly a study of strategy in its own right. McDonald's struggle to publish the book led him to navigate a complicated course among the competing interests of General Motors, Fortune magazine (his employer), and Time, Inc. (Fortune's owner). In many ways this "book about the book" parallels the Sloan book as a tale of successful, brilliantly planned strategy.

Epilogue A Memoir

I snapped the book closed and pretended to be shelving it—383 Postal ... “I'll get it done,” I said grimly, with a face like I was staring down the entire ...

Author: Will Boast

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780871404923

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Winner, The Rome Prize “This remarkable memoir is written with extraordinary care, intelligence, and honesty. . . . In short, it’s fully alive.”—Phillip Lopate For Will Boast, what looked like the end turned out to be a new beginning. After losing his mother and only brother, twenty-four-year-old Boast finds himself absolutely alone when his father dies of alcoholism. Numbly settling the matters of his father’s estate, Boast stumbles upon documents revealing a closely guarded secret his father had meant to keep: he’d had another family entirely, a wife and two sons. Setting out to find his half-brothers, Boast struggles to reconcile their family history with his own and to begin a chapter of his life he never imagined. “Riveting, soulful, and courageously told” (Maggie Shipstead), Epilogue is the stunning account of a young man’s journey through grief in search of a new, unexpected love.

Get It Done

Got Stuckified Reason 3: You're a Little Bit Scared Or a lot scared. ... Writing a memoir chology I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life ...

Author: Sam Bennett

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608682102

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 219

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""Organized" and "artist" don't usually go together. Creative types are more often seen as sensitive, melodramatic, eccentric, misunderstood, and the like. To labels like this, Sam Bennett says, "Congratulations! You're an artist." And through The Organized Artist Company, she has coached hundreds of artists to overcome procrastination, lack of focus, and time-sucking habits so that they can get their art done and out into the world. Bennett explains why "procrastination is genius in disguise" and then prescribes dozens of wonderfully revelatory exercises. From "My Heroes" lists to "Could Do" lists (because To-Do lists make Bennett belligerent) to recognizing who you should not talk to about your project and when research has created Analysis Paralysis, each of these actions requires only a 15-minute commitment. But while quickly accomplished, each shifts the reader's thinking and prompts the kind of insights that have the power to turn underperforming geniuses into accomplished artists"--

Knowing Your Value

We'll get it done, right?” And they all started to cheer. This book, like my memoir, All Things at Once, can't be wrapped up tidily at the end with a pretty ...

Author: Mika Brzezinski

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781602861428

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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Why are women so often overlooked and underpaid? In Knowing Your Value, the prequel to her new book Grow Your Value, bestselling author Mika Brzezinski takes an in-depth look at how women today achieve their deserved recognition and financial worth. Prompted by her own experience as co-host of Morning Joe, Mika interviewed a number of prominent women across a wide range of industries on their experience moving up in their fields. Mika shares the surprising stories of such power players as presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, comedian Susie Essman, writer and director Nora Ephron, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, television personality Joy Behar, and many others. Mika also gets honest answers from the likes of Donny Deutsch, Jack Welch, Donald Trump, and others about why women are paid less, and what pitfalls women face -- and play into. Knowing Your Value blends personal stories with the latest research on why many women don't negotiate their compensation, why negotiating aggressively usually backfires, the real reasons why the gender wage gap persists, and what can be done about it. Written in Mika's brutally honest, funny, and self-deprecating style, Knowing Your Value is a vital book for professional women of all ages.

MEMOIR RIES Secret to a Happy Life Musings from a Lunatic

Kindingue and Pedros Roofing why get it done right when you can get it done wrong at double the price. HELLO AMIGOS: What is that you say your pipes are ...

Author: Adrian Carlisle

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781977214287

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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This book is equal parts self-help and hilarious reality written by a funny lunatic the last Guru you will ever need folks right in this book. Adrian yup that’s me writing in the third person like well… a crazy person, (calm down its ok for you to laugh at my crazy) he has written an inspiring tale of survival and not becoming just another victim or statistic, this book details serious childhood and adulthood trauma from physical, verbal and sexual abuse to bullying in school and growing up poor with a tyrant of a father in the hot streets of Miami, Florida and into adulthood in Denver, Colorado.

Memoir of an Independent Woman

Both of us, however, were so busy with other things that it never got past a ... do a book that will pay you $5,000, and you have six months to get it done!

Author: Tania Grossinger

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781628738063

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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When you reach the age where there is more to look back at than forward to, what do you regret, if anything? One woman’s brave memoir about a life well lived. It takes a certain kind of woman to have the courage t

A memoir of the rev John Hodgson

I find I have omitted to take the height of the walls of the west tower of the ... should you have an opportunity of getting it done , you will do me a ...

Author: James Raine


ISBN: OXFORD:600026150



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The Complete Works of Mark Twain Novels Short Stories Memoirs Travel Books Letters More Illustrated

I am not half as well satisfied with the first part of the book as I am with what I am writing now. When I get it done I want to see the man who will begin ...

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027230310

Category: Fiction

Page: 10975

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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Gilded Age The Prince and the Pauper A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court The American Claimant Tom Sawyer Abroad Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc Pudd'nhead Wilson Tom Sawyer, Detective A Horse's Tale The Mysterious Stranger Novelettes A Double Barrelled Detective Story Those Extraordinary Twins The Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut The Stolen White Elephant The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven Short Story Collections The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance Sketches New and Old Merry Tales The £1,000,000 Bank Note and Other New Stories The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories The Curious Republic of Gondour and Other Whimsical Sketches Alonzo Fitz, and Other Stories Mark Twain's Library of Humor Other Stories Essays, Satires & Articles How to Tell a Story, and Other Essays What Is Man? And Other Essays Editorial Wild Oats Letters from the Earth Concerning the Jews To the Person Sitting in Darkness To My Missionary Critics Christian Science Queen Victoria's Jubilee Essays on Paul Bourget The Czar's Soliloquy King Leopold's Soliloquy Adam's Soliloquy Essays on Copyrights Other Essays Travel Books The Innocents Abroad A Tramp Abroad Roughing It Old Times on the Mississippi Life on the Mississippi Following the Equator Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion Down the Rhône The Lost Napoleon Mark Twain's Notebook The Complete Speeches The Complete Letters Autobiography Biographies... Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer.

Bringing War to Book

Memoirs. Written? What is it that motivates a soldier, sailor or aircrew member to start the process of writing about his or ... But they never get it done.

Author: Rachel Woodward

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137570109

Category: Social Science

Page: 285

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This book explores how military memoirs come to be written and published. Looking at the journeys through which soldiers and other military personnel become writers, the authors draw on over 250 military memoirs published since 1980 about service with the British armed forces, and on interviews with published military memoirists who talk in detail about the writing and production of their books. A range of themes are explored including: the nature of the military memoir; motivations for writing; authors’ reflections on their readerships; inclusions and exclusions within the text; the memories and materials that authors draw on; the collaborations that make the production and publication of military memoirs possible; and the issues around the design of military memoirs' distinctive covers. Written by two leading commentators on the sociology of the military, Bringing War to Book offers a new and original argument about the representations of war and the military experience as a process of social production. The book will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including sociology, history, and cultural studies.

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea

The idea was an advice book/memoir geared toward women between the ages of ... all I needed was to get it done so that it could come out in the spring of ...

Author: Alyssa Mastromonaco

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781408710760

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 465


'Always fascinating and very funny, Alyssa's book is full of juicy stories from one of the world's most glamorous jobs' Mindy Kaling If your funny older sister were the former deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama, her behind-the-scenes political memoir would look something like this . . . Alyssa Mastromonaco worked for Barack Obama for almost a decade, and long before his run for president. From the then-senator's early days in Congress to his years in the Oval Office, she made Hope and Change happen through blood, sweat, tears and lots of briefing binders. But for every historic occasion - meeting the queen at Buckingham Palace, bursting in on secret climate talks, or nailing a campaign speech in a hailstorm - there were dozens of less-than-perfect moments when it was up to Alyssa to save the day. Like the time she learned the hard way that there aren't nearly enough bathrooms at the Vatican. Full of hilarious, never-before-told stories, Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? is an intimate portrait of a president, a book about how to get stuff done, and the story of how one woman challenged, again and again, what a 'White House official' is supposed to look like. Here Alyssa shares the strategies that made her successful in politics and beyond, including the importance of confidence, the value of not being a jerk, and why ultimately everything comes down to hard work (and always carrying a spare tampon). Told in a smart, original voice and topped off with a couple of really good cat stories, Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? is the brilliantly funny, frank and inspirational memoir from a savvy political star.

Memoirs of a Warrior Dragon Slayer

You got me through the fears of creating a book and showed me practicalsteps to get it done. You showed me what was possible. Marsha White of Book Assist, ...

Author: Yessica Reedy

Publisher: Yessica Reedy


Category: Biography & Autobiography


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Yessica Reedy has learned to transition victimization and weakness into strength, but she’s not alone. Memoirs of a Warrior Dragon Slayer breaks the silence of abuse. She gives her experiences with boundaries as the door to domestic violence with her continued struggle with C-PTSD. Childhood sexual trauma and the gray areas of date rape are given with transparency. Her blunt force approach to mental health will take you through her battle with depression and suicide, and the steps she took to break the cycle. As a stay at home Mom, she learned to advocate for her children with autism. She helped families conceive as a 3 time surrogate mother, later suffering her own miscarriage. When her marriage ended, she learned what domestic violence was, after experiencing how it felt. She gives you the language of emotional and financial abuse. Her transition from a welfare mom in poverty, to becoming a businesswoman is a journey that she’s not alone in. Memoirs of a Warrior Dragon Slayer: There’s Room for More touches on many issues facing modern women with vulnerability, transparency and hope.

Albert Reynolds My Autobiography

'I have a plan, I know what I'm going to do and I'll get it done, ... I had enough material for a book, oh yes, but back then I'd made myself a promise: I'd ...

Author: Albert Reynolds

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409081463

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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Albert Reynolds has led an extraordinary life. Now, for the first time, Ireland's eighth Taoiseach tells his life story - from his childhood and first steps as a young businessman to his action-filled years in the political arena. In this revelatory autobiography, Albert tells how his dynamic, can-do approach allowed a boy from the village of Roosky, Co. Roscommon, to build a ballroom empire with his brother Jim, to found a multi-million-pound company and to make a profound and lasting contribution to Irish politics. Albert relives a busy political life, and the Northern Ireland peace process is thrown into dramatic relief with original contributions from other voices such as John Major, Bill Clinton, Martin McGuinness and Archbishop Eames, with eye-opening revelations about secret, behind-the-scenes meetings with key players. 'Give it as it was; tell it as it is, that is me.' In his autobiography, he does just that.