Life Book

From a famous writer or celebrity, to a WordPress.com blogger or someone close to you — who would you like to be your biographer?

ImageIf I get to choose, it would be Walter Isaacson, who is known for his biographies of Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs. But first I’d have to do something worthwhile, so far nothing worth (or appropriate) writing.

 

Press, Endure, Survive

Instead of three blog posts which I liked, I’d just want to point out to one by a friend of mine Joogz. I met this panda sized guy some months ago and we became quick friends because of (a lot) common interests. He is a graphic artist.

Well technically just knowing each other for some months, being and each others’ places and being aware of the general shit we do, when I read this post of his last week I was completely taken aback. I couldn’t imagine such a tragic sad story behind the face of such a hilarious funny often annoying guy. I admit we all have problems, some of us worse, personally I too didn’t have a great childhood not having much cherished memories (and I’m even a declared borderline sociopath now on the verge of insanity!) but I’ll keep my worthless story for some other time.

This got me into thinking there is always worse on this planet then we can care to think about, even close around us without being much aware. No, I’m not going to give a pep talk on how thankful you should be for what you have, nor suggesting you to go and shower praise or empathy for him or someone like him. It’s just the three words I mentioned in the title, nothing else.

Go read that post. It might give you some courage if you are in the need of some. And he does great artwork and music blogging too, so you might want to follow him.

Ghostwriter

If you could have any author – living or dead – write your biography, who would you choose?

ImageThe answer is pretty simply actually, for me it would be Walter Isaccson. He is a writer, journalist and more importantly in this case, a biographer, (and a very good one at it) which makes him the ideal candidate. Now while I might sound like a big ass for putting it that way, it can be said this is his area of expertise.

ImageI had read his famous biographies on Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein before, and with his most recent work on Steve Job’s biography, he did get much more fame (he was already acclaimed, just that more people know him now because of it). While my favourite authors include George RR Martin, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dan Brown, Stephen King, Khaled Hosseini, Amish Tripathi and in graphic novels/comic books Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Grant Morrison these lists go on, and he quite doesn’t come under the ‘favourite author’ list, he is great at what he does no doubt, and it would be an honor to have him write my own. Just that I need to do something worthwhile first for that matter.

And thank god the question was not an autobiography. That would have killed even myself to death.