To-Do List: From Buying Milk to Finding a Soul Mate, What Our Lists Reveal About Us (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 30, 2008 - Humor - 240 pages
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What Do Your Lists Say About You?

More and more, we are a nation of list-makers, from grocery lists, New Year's resolutions, and things to do before we die to DVDs to rent and people we've kissed. In To-Do List (based on the popular blog of the same name, todolistblog.com) Sasha Cagen celebrates the humble to-do list, exploring the ways these scribbled agendas reflect our personalities and passions.

To-Do List is both a celebration of lists and a peek at the lists that others create. Broken down by subjects like "Daily Lists" to "Sex Lists," it's a fascinating collection of lists from everyday people to the well-known:
  1. Novelist Nick Hornby's list of desert island discs
  2. A therapist's secret fears ("I HATE having to think about clients in relation to my hair or clothes")
  3. A shopping list from chef Alice Waters of Chez Panisse
  4. A woman's accomplishments before her thirtieth birthday ("Hot air ballooned over the Serengeti," "Danced on a table in Vegas")
  5. Qualities one man is looking for in a future wife, including "Chews with her mouth shut" and "Will let me give my first son the middle name of 'Jacob'"

With each list, Cagen offers the story behind it and a prompt for readers to compare notes and take their own stab at a similar list.

Voyeuristic and interactive, To-Do List will show you just how much -- and what -- your lists say about you.
  

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Review: To-Do List: From Buying Milk to Finding a Soul Mate, What Our Lists Reveal About Us

User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

This book's author, Sasha Cagen, collected hundreds of to-do lists, categorized them, and then selected ones to publish. Each chapter has a different theme--from daily lists to New Year's Resolutions ... Read full review

Review: To-Do List: From Buying Milk to Finding a Soul Mate, What Our Lists Reveal About Us

User Review  - Kimberly Bower (gladeslibrarian) - Goodreads

Add Cagen's 'To-Do List' to the top of your 'to-read' list, 5/5 stars List-making seems to be one of those love-hate things. Those who make lists rave about how the practice makes them more sane ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
20
Section 2
21
Section 3
24
Section 4
34
Section 5
36
Section 6
37
Section 7
38
Section 8
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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About the author (2008)

Sasha Cagen is the author of Quirkyalone and the founding editor and publisher of To-Do List magazine and its corresponding blog, todolistblog.com. She lives in san francisco.

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