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Who should write your biography?

Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 8:38 pm
by Corlyss_D
Let's dispense with the idea that most of us don't think we've done anything that merits a journal, never mind a biography. Just think about whom you would pick, living or dead, famous or obscure, to write your bio.

Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 8:55 pm
by Brendan
Hunter S. Thompson.

Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 9:28 pm
by Ralph
Shakespeare or Kipling. Or both.

Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 9:35 pm
by Haydnseek
Jerome K. Jerome the author of "Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow."

Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 11:25 pm
by Donald Isler
With two parents who have each written their own autobiographies, and being quite convinced that no one else wil be interested enough to write about my life, if my biography is ever written I guess it will have to be done by me.

Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 11:52 pm
by pizza
Alfred Brendel. If he can find such joy in Rattle's Mozart, just imagine what he can do for me! :lol:

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:02 am
by Madame
I will write my own biography, I don't want any fiction :)


"Life is not a journey to the grave with the
intention of arriving safely in a pretty and
well-preserved body, but rather to skid in
broadside, thoroughly used up, totally
worn out and loudly proclaiming -- WOW!
What a ride!"

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:22 am
by mourningstar
Shakespeare 8)

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:40 am
by Ricordanza
Madame wrote:I will write my own biography, I don't want any fiction :)
On the contrary, I need some fiction to liven it up. Given my background in law, I'll take either John Grisham or Scott Turow.

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:58 am
by Teresa B
Well, I guess my obvious answer is Mark Twain (that way it would at least be a good yarn).

In reality, I choose Agnes Selby. And I'd like to write hers in exchange. :D

Teresa

Biography

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:19 am
by Agnes Selby
How very strange, Teresa, when I saw the heading I thought
of you immediately. I would love you to write my biography
perhaps because after all these years you probably know me
better than I know myself.

I will gladly write your biography anytime you want me to do so.

Regards,
Agnes.

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:59 am
by BWV 1080
Cormac McCarthy

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:53 am
by Corlyss_D
Madame wrote:I will write my own biography, I don't want any fiction :)


"Life is not a journey to the grave with the
intention of arriving safely in a pretty and
well-preserved body, but rather to skid in
broadside, thoroughly used up, totally
worn out and loudly proclaiming -- WOW!
What a ride!"
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Hey, Colleen! Good to see your smiling face here!

Re: Biography

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:54 am
by Corlyss_D
Agnes Selby wrote:How very strange, Teresa, when I saw the heading I thought
of you immediately. I would love you to write my biography
perhaps because after all these years you probably know me
better than I know myself.

I will gladly write your biography anytime you want me to do so.

Regards,
Agnes.
You two know each other?

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:45 pm
by Teresa B
Hi Corlyss,

Apparently Agnes tried to reply, but her post vanished. We do know each other, by emails. We haven't met in person, but I've come to adore and admire her.

Watch out Agnes, one of these days I'll be on your doorstep in Sydney! :D

Teresa

Who should write your biography.

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:24 pm
by Agnes Selby
Teresa, I am waiting for that moment when you appear on my
doorstep.

To Corlyss, Not only are we very good friends but it is thanks
to Teresa that I have been able to renew my friendship with
Charlotte and Werner Isler after more than 20 years.
What a small world we live in!!!

Regards,
Agnes.

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:24 pm
by Corlyss_D
Teresa B wrote:Hi Corlyss,

Apparently Agnes tried to reply, but her post vanished. We do know each other, by emails. We haven't met in person, but I've come to adore and admire her.

Watch out Agnes, one of these days I'll be on your doorstep in Sydney! :D

Teresa
After Stephen Jay Gould, I expect anything. :D

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:29 pm
by Agnes Selby
Corlyss_D wrote:
Teresa B wrote:Hi Corlyss,

Apparently Agnes tried to reply, but her post vanished. We do know each other, by emails. We haven't met in person, but I've come to adore and admire her.

Watch out Agnes, one of these days I'll be on your doorstep in Sydney! :D

Teresa
After Stephen Jay Gould, I expect anything. :D
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Corlyss, You Too? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Needless to say, even my 14 year-old grandson is a Gould devotee
as is the entire Selby family.

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Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:36 pm
by Corlyss_D
Agnes Selby wrote:
Corlyss_D wrote:After Stephen Jay Gould, I expect anything. :D
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Corlyss, You Too? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Needless to say, even my 14 year-old grandson is a Gould devotee
as is the entire Selby family.

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Yah! He's got some priceless material in his writings. I used to serve with a government council. Every so often they would wander off the deep end, studying closely coverage they pretended to understand, and then vote unanimously to approve the language because they didn't. I would raise my little sign "An uncriticized consensus is a sure sign of impending trouble. - Stephen Jay Gould"

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:38 pm
by Teresa B
Well, gawrsh! :oops: :wink:

Actually, I'm more of the cat who looks at kings. And if it weren't for CMG, I never would have become acquainted with Werner, and he wouldn't have been alerted to Agnes' book, and...

Anyway, things go full circle, no?

Teresa

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:41 pm
by Teresa B
Corlyss_D wrote: Yah! He's got some priceless material in his writings. I used to serve with a government council. Every so often they would wander off the deep end, studying closely coverage they pretended to understand, and then vote unanimously to approve the language because they didn't. I would raise my little sign "An uncriticized consensus is a sure sign of impending trouble. - Stephen Jay Gould"
Hear, hear!

Teresa

Gould

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:26 pm
by Agnes Selby
Teresa B wrote:
Corlyss_D wrote: Yah! He's got some priceless material in his writings. I used to serve with a government council. Every so often they would wander off the deep end, studying closely coverage they pretended to understand, and then vote unanimously to approve the language because they didn't. I would raise my little sign "An uncriticized consensus is a sure sign of impending trouble. - Stephen Jay Gould"
Hear, hear!

Teresa
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To Teresa and Crolyss,

I can see your point, Corlyss. Sometimes I get bushed with Gould's
writings and then I run to Teresa....

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Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:06 pm
by Ralph
Teresa B wrote:Well, gawrsh! :oops: :wink:

Actually, I'm more of the cat who looks at kings. And if it weren't for CMG, I never would have become acquainted with Werner, and he wouldn't have been alerted to Agnes' book, and...

Anyway, things go full circle, no?

Teresa
*****

Which is why we all need CMG!!!

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:14 am
by Madame
<On the contrary, I need some fiction to liven it up. Given my background in law, I'll take either John Grisham or Scott Turow>

Good point! OK, Maeve Binchy or Alexander McCall Smith

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:21 am
by Madame
Corlyss_D wrote:
Madame wrote:I will write my own biography, I don't want any fiction :)


"Life is not a journey to the grave with the
intention of arriving safely in a pretty and
well-preserved body, but rather to skid in
broadside, thoroughly used up, totally
worn out and loudly proclaiming -- WOW!
What a ride!"
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Hey, C*******! Good to see your smiling face here!
Ssshhhh! I'm Madame ... remember... 8)

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:44 am
by miranda
Jane Smiley or possibly Angela Carter.

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:19 pm
by Corlyss_D
Madame wrote:<On the contrary, I need some fiction to liven it up. Given my background in law, I'll take either John Grisham or Scott Turow>

Good point! OK, Maeve Binchy or Alexander McCall Smith
Who? Who?

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:20 pm
by Corlyss_D
Madame wrote:Ssshhhh! I'm Madame ... remember... 8)
Oooops. Sorry. Unblow cover . . . :oops: