Should You Write an Autobiography If You Aren’t Famous?

I mean, would anyone read it?

Picture this: you’re walking through a bookstore, maybe alone, maybe with your friend, or maybe on a date. You’re looking at one of the bookcases at the front of the store, the one that usually holds new releases. On that bookcase, you see one of the books has cover that is minimalistic, is in black and white, and has a flower in the corner. The title of the book is Me. The author is Audra Amelia DeLaney, a random 30-something you have never heard of. Would you pick the book up? Would you read it?

To be honest, I don’t even know if I would read it.

We are obsessed with the lives of those around us, as well as with the lives of those who are famous. Personally, I am very fond of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Vanessa Nadal, his kickass wife.  If one of them wrote a book, I would most definitely read it. Both of these individuals have accomplished so much, together and separately. Hearing from them through this medium could be so beneficial to my life.

That last statement is what stirred my thoughts on whether everyone should write an autobiography. Each and every single one of us go through trials and tribulations. I know, such a generic statement, but it is true. All of us go through heartbreak. All of us go through confusion. All of us go through ill treatment. All of us experience what it is like to lose someone in a tragic way. Because we all go through these types of things, we all have opinions of what it feels like to walk through each one. We all also have stories that could help someone by making them feel like they are not alone.

I believe you should write an autobiography, even if you are not famous. You never know who your story could impact.


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