A personal history can also be interesting to a wider audience than one's family and friends. Here is a book we were privileged to create for Robert L. Marquardt, a renowned businessman who became passionate about the Job Corps program. Besides providing employment for many thousands of people around the world, he had a vision centered on helping other people succeed in life. He worked with thousands of youth who had grown up in challenging circumstances and changed many lives in the process.
Most people, when considering a personal history interview, think of being interviewed by a friend, relative, or professional historian. The idea of interviewing yourself may sound a little crazy at first. But there are several valid reasons that you might want to consider it: