I won this book from Goodreads in one of their giveaways when I first joined. I was thrilled to win this because as a writer, these type of “how to” books always catch my attention in the bookstore.There are many and I mean many of these types of books out there. They all seem to have the same title, “How to write your life’s story, write your story,” etc. What makes Mary Borg’s book different is that she takes the reader/writer by the hand, and shows them how to write an effective autobiography. She uses very down to earth and simple directions which makes it fun. Mary gives the reader several ideas to start out with leaving the reader with no excuse for not starting today. I particularly enjoyed the writing tips, reading suggestions, and examples from everyday people, that Borg has included in every chapter. She gives the reader a blueprint to use beginning from childhood to adulthood, and includes many thought-provoking questions to write about. Questions such as, “What is your favorite color, time of the year, favorite holiday,” gives both the beginner or seasoned professional a plethora of starting points in beginning their own story. She also answers questions like, why write my autobiography, what would I include in it, who would I write it for, and who could possibly want to read it? Don’t think for a moment that your story is not interesting enough to read. No two people have lived the same life. It has been said that writing can is hard, and perhaps that has kept people from writing their autobiographies, but Mary Borg makes it looks so easy, and with her help, it is. I highly recommend this book, even if only to record the stories of your life for your children to pass onto their children someday. You will not be disappointed by this book.