Sorry I’ve been posting less frequently these past couple weeks, folks. My day job has been eating up an inordinate amount of my time, as has various personal stuff, including the reactivation of my dating life (which took off way better and faster than I’d expected).
Since the rather odd and ignominious end of my most recent relationship, I’ve joked with friends that if I were to write a memoir about that multi-year, on-again, off-again romance, it would be titled It Seemed Like A Good Idea At the Time. Fell in love with someone who lives 5,000 miles away? It seemed like a good idea at the time! Gave him another chance? It seemed like a good idea at the time! Loaned him money? It seemed like a good idea at the time! Got tired of the emotional fuckwittery and cut my losses? Seemed like a good idea at the time! (Actually, that part still does).
Still, It Seemed Like A Good Idea At the Time will be just a chapter instead of the whole book. When brainstorming memoir titles at a recent dinner with friends, one announced her autobiography will be called It’s All About Me and the other wanted to call hers Massive Overshare. I thought those are both spot-on. I proposed that when the entire leather-bound Modern Library multi-volume set of my memoirs and pensées is published—yeah, that’s, like, totally going to happen—it should be called The Unbearable Fabulousness of Being. Because despite the occasional bad plot twist, my life is pretty awesome, and I want to celebrate that.
What would your memoir be called? Are there any featured chapters whose title you can already predict?