My wife is writing her first book. Its a DIY, facts and figures (f&f) book. I shared this article with her. I really hope she takes the point of ‘story’ to heart as it can make all of the difference.
One of my favorite f&f (ff&f?) books of all time is Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, and the reason I love it is the story intertwined with all of the f&f.
I’m 1/3 of the way through Reinvent Yourself, and while I haven’t picked up on an overarching story (yet?), the fact that each section is basically its own story makes it very easy to read. I suppose it also makes is very easy to put down and walk away from for awhile ‘in between’ stories, as I’ve done that several times, which is something I rarely do with a book with a single story.