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All About Me Hardcover – Jan 20 1998
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As you've probably heard before, an unexamined life... may be pretty darn boring. You can remedy that with All About Me, a journal filled with checklists and fill-in-the-blank questions divided into 25 categories, including sexuality, ego, wishes & dreams, opinions, emotions, memories, and choices. What authors have affected you? Do you believe in God? What film can you watch over and over? Ever had sex on an airplane? Do you want to be buried or cremated?
All About Me can serve as a fine tool for improving your self-knowledge; it's also been used by couples who want to get to know each other better, and would make great fodder for getting a party going (especially the question, "Does a photo of you naked exist?"). If you're interested in self-actualization or improving your relationships, you'll find the book fascinating, while anyone just looking for a fun way to spend a rainy day or make a long trip go by faster will be rewarded, too.
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Is there someone special you'd like to open up to? Do you want to know yourself better? Self-discovery and self-revelation aren't easy. With simple but provocative questions, All About Me is a great tool for self-reflection that spotlights everything your loved ones would be interested to know about you but never thought--or dared--to ask. Such as: Name a friend you should not have kissed. Describe a moment when you achieved absolute happiness. Recall a compliment that made you blush. Write about your most beautiful and your most horrifying memory of your parents. Does a naked photo of you exist?
The wide-ranging questions--from short yes/no's to open-ended ones that probe your psyche--are personal, direct, and addictively fun to answer. The basic specs, including blood type and annual salary, are also covered.
If you've ever wished that you or your loved ones had been born with an operating manual, your wish has been granted. Filled in or left blank, All About Me is a perfect gift for everyone you care about--friends, relatives, mentors, and lovers. Published just in time for Valentine's Day, but also ideal for Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduations, birthdays, showers, and weddings, this unique book gives the best present of all: the gift of you.
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Some of the questions are clever ones that I wouldn't have thought of (e.g. "If you had to imagine your father as an animal, he would be...").
The one line response format wasn't open-ended or expansive enough for him to tell the stories he wanted to tell, and that I wanted to hear/preserve.
In a busy, hustle-bustle lives, there is too little time for human contact. Psychological intimacy becomes all the more valuable. But where to start?
All About Me is a psychological profile of you, after you fill it out. I found it to be a heart-warming experience, to get back in touch with myself . . . especially sides of myself that even I don't see very often. I probably could not have come up with questions that would have worked nearly this well for myself.
Then, I began to think . . . hmmm, what if the people I care about filled out one of these books too? I'll bet they would be thrilled that I cared enough to give them one, and I'm sure to learn lots of great things that will be the basis of many wonderful discussions.
Then, encouraged by the book's introduction, I began to see the possibility of using these questions as part of a parlor game. You could do a sort of round-robin, and explain your answers and expand upon them as you go. That would certainly beat most cocktail and dinner party conversations.
Then, I thought, you could just ask people these questions wherever you find them. They would make great icebreakers and would be very interesting.
I think you get the idea. A single question can be the fulcrum to move the world, or at least your perception of it.
What are the questions about in this book? Just about everything you can imagine: favorites, fruits of your labors, morals, God, opinions, family relations, friends, likes and dislikes, wishes and dreams, emotions (who makes you most happy?Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Great book, I'm glad that the pages are somewhat matte so that you can write with a pen without smudging.Published 6 months ago by Phoebe
I gave this to one of my pre-alzheimer clients so she could write down about herself for her kids. Makes me cry.Published 9 months ago by JanetPLondon
I got this to fill out with an SO. The relationship ended before I got around to doing it, but I enjoyed filling it out for myself anyway.Published on Feb. 11 2014 by Amber
I just love this book. I've been filling it out keeping my kids in mind to pass it on to them one day.Published on Dec 17 2013 by Agatha Szentag
There is a series of these books, this 1st being a book about relationship. It's a fun exercise and a great keepsake. We like to do it over again every couple of years. Read morePublished on June 12 2009 by Pucci
This book is filled with many questions, from your favorites (colour, food, season), to your dreams and goals. Read morePublished on Dec 15 2007 by Maureen M.
For those of you who enjoy getting to know yourself this is a perfect book for you. It is filled with thought provoking questions and factual data. Read morePublished on June 23 2004 by V. Marshall
I bought this book for my mother, 5 or 6 years ago, for her birthday. I told her to make sure she leaves it to me when her time on this Earth is through so that I can look back on... Read morePublished on Sept. 13 2003