Monday, March 2, 2009

Glimpses of My Autobiography

old hand young hand
This morning as I was driving down my kids to their school I was telling them about what subjects I chose after my 10th board exams and how I chose to go to engineering rather than medicine, etc. I then realized that they hardly know about my childhood. The only know those elements that I have revealed to them. They definitely need to know more. With a twinge of regret I then realized that I hardly know anything about my parents.

That is not on. Something needs to be done. Typing off an autobiography on my laptop and storing it in a DVD maybe meaningless if 20 years down the line DVD is outdated (the way floppies are now). The Internet cloud is the best option.

Now a serialized autobiography would be absolutely boring. Need to think about it. Perhaps, I will leave bits and pieces of my life embedded in my blogs. That way I am assured of at least two blog visitors long after I die. My sons need to read every post of my blog to piece my life together. This is a fun idea. Need to think about it a bit more.

I am, of course, assuming that my sons will be interested in knowing about their dad's past!

Picture courtesy: Franci Strümpfer

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Siladitya said...

Did Steve Harvey copy the book title Act Like A Lady Think Like A Man

and theme from an earlier book?

Book with same title & theme copyrighted and published by Sharon P. Carson in 2003

CHICAGO, IL – Sharon P. Carson the author of the original title: Act Like A Lady –Think

Like A Man, watched the February 27th episode of the Ophra show on which Steve Harvey was

promoting his book of the same title. She was hoping that Steve would reveal to Oprah

where he got the title and the theme for the book. It just seemed odd to her that his book

had the same title and theme as her book that was copy written in 2003.

Upon subsequently purchasing the book, she found some interesting parallels and realized

that it is not unusual for a high profiled person to take a great title and theme, rewrite

a book and use their celebrity status to sell it. This she says happens too often to the

unsung poets, authors and entrepreneurs of the world.

Steve wrote in his book that his hope was to “empower you with a wide-open look into the

minds of men”. Sharon P. Carson wrote in her book in 2003 that her hope was for women to

gain some insight into how men think in terms of relationships. Sharon also noted that in

chapter 8 of Steve Harvey’s book titled “Why Men Cheat” he came to the same conclusion that

she did in chapter 37 of her book, titled “Why would a man cheat”, and the answer was,

“because they can”.

Sharon actively promoted her book before the release in January 2009 of Steve Harvey’s

book, and would not like to see her promotion efforts hindered. She feels that her book has

much to offer from a woman’s perspective and seeks to empower women to practice self love

and tough love in relationships.

Before the publication of Steve Harvey’s book of the same title, Sharon bought the domain

name: from which she has been selling her book. She has

also held seminars with women at a Chicago University in promotion of her book, and can be

viewed on the following youtube clip as she was being interviewed on a cable television

program about her book in 2007

Mindful of all the self - published poets and authors who have a hard time finding

publishers for their works, Sharon is currently consulting with attorneys regarding her

options, and hopes that her book with the first and original title of Act Like A Lady Think

Like A Man will finally receive the recognition it deserves for the wisdom, encouragement,

and empowerment that it provides to women.

Amitabh said...

@Siladitya, are you sure you typed the above comment on the correct page? :-) This looks more like a blog entry. Unless you intended to comment on

Haiku Poems said...

no,its ok.
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