Not a bad idea for your kids — or you — and www.Biography.com is one good source.
But don’t just read others' biographies; write your own too. Include:
- Where and how you grew up
- Early influences and influencers who shaped you
- Choices you had and decisions (good and bad) that you made
Write your career and life progression but don’t make it obituary-like with just the facts. Add the “color” of your life -- your loves, your losses, your dreams, and your goals going forward.
Your significant other will enjoy reading it, and when the kids are old enough, give them a copy.
Think about it. How many of you have lost a parent or someone important to you, and wouldn’t it be wonderful to read their life story? In addition, it’s a great refresher/reminder when you have to talk about your background in a workplace conversation.