Dad's Journal: What I Want You to Know About Me and My Life

Dad's Journal: What I Want You to Know About Me and My Life

by Jennifer Basye Sander

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Overview

A gift to capture all of dad’s wisdom and precious memories. A special place for dads of any age to record the most significant reflections and remembrances of their lives. Sure to be a treasured keepsake for children and grandchildren.

It’s time to truly hear Dad’s whole story—here, following carefully curated questions to delve into vivid details, fathers everywhere are invited to recount the beliefs, traditions, and treasured moments that have made them who they are today.

Beginning with Dad’s own childhood and teenage years, to his life before children, and of course his journey through fatherhood, writing coach Jennifer Basye Sander has developed this guided journal with great attention to detail so no memory is forgotten. From simple questions such as “What was your favorite family vacation as a child?” to more thought-provoking ones such as “What do you think happens to us after we die?” this will encourage Dad to roam far and wide inside his own memories for rich stories to share, life lessons that were learned, and beliefs that grew over time.

Sander’s questions and prompts invite dads to tell their children, and generations to come, all about their childhood and teenage years; their educations, relationships, and marriages; their careers, religious experiences, and involvement in their communities; their beliefs, values, and opinions; and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510742512
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 05/21/2019
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 139,028
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Basye Sander was a senior editor at Random House and now coaches writers at all levels to develop their ideas into books. She coauthored The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published. Jennifer teaches nonfiction writing and publishing at community colleges in California, and is an adjunct professor for the MFA program of the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts in Washington. She lives in Sacramento, California.

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It’s time to truly hear Dad’s whole story—here, following carefully curated questions to delve into vivid details, fathers everywhere are invited to recount the beliefs, traditions, and treasured moments that have made them who they are today.

Beginning with Dad’s own childhood and teenage years, to his life before children, and of course his journey through fatherhood, writing coach Jennifer Basye Sander has developed this guided journal with great attention to detail so no memory is forgotten. From simple questions such as “What was your favorite family vacation as a child?” to more thought-provoking ones such as “What do you think happens to us after we die?” this will encourage Dad to roam far and wide inside his own memories for rich stories to share, life lessons that were learned, and beliefs that grew over time.

Sander’s questions and prompts invite dads to tell their children, and generations to come, all about their childhood and teenage years; their educations, relationships, and marriages; their careers, religious experiences, and involvement in their communities; their beliefs, values, and opinions; and much more.

This book is a special place for dads of any age to record the most significant reflections and remembrances of their lives—it is sure to be a treasured keepsake for children and grandchildren for many years to come, and a gift any father will cherish.

Table of Contents

Ready to Write Your Life Story? vii

How to Use This Book xi

One Hundred Questions to Prompt Your Memory 1

Earliest Memories 1

Teen Years 37

Adulthood 55

Work Life 89

Love, Marriage, and Children 103

A Witness to History 125

Family History and Traditions 135

On Beliefs and Values 163

Oh, the Places You Have Gone! 173

Forward Looking 187

Ready to Write Your Memoir? 205

Ready to Publish Your Memoir? 209

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