I expect some of you of a certain age will remember Michael Holliday's version of The Story of My Life, which apparently started and ended with you. I was listening to an edition of "The Tyranny of Narrative" on the BBC Internet wireless this evening which asked what it's all about, this autobiography stuff, since it's almost certainly going to be full of mistruth. Mistruths rather than lies, because an autobiography only ever tells one side of the story. and it's left up to the reader to work out what the gaps in the narrative might contain, if they can. Have you ever felt compelled to write the story of your life? I so why, and if not, why not? Would you prefer to have someone write it for you, or would you prefer to have no written record that you ever existed? The Tyranny of Narrative, by the way, is an interesting series that discusses how narrative is utilised by politicians to influence or voting behaviour and about the power of telling stories in general. Facts take second place when the story is interesting enough.