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

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

We are a nation of list-makers, from grocery lists, New Year’s resolutions, and things to do before we die. In To-Do List, I celebrate the humble to-do list, exploring the ways these scribbled agendas reflect our personalities and passions. The book is a collection of essays and the actual handwritten lists–personality on display in the handwriting!

To-Do List is also a celebration of human quirkyness. An intimate look at our lists and the stories behind them using our to-do lists as a window to our soul. To our desires. Neuroses. Habits. Crossed-off items. Uncrossed. And more.

The lists in To-Do List tell stories of sexual compulsion, dreams gone awry, a father’s passing, and a woman’s search for wholeness

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.

With each list, I offer the story behind it and a prompt for readers to compare notes and take their own stab at a similar list. In each list we can find something of ourselves, and inspiration for making lists as a form of prayer.

This book is a must for any list-lover.

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

““Sasha Cagen’s glazomania (list obsession) spawned a to-do list empire, from a blog to a book to a magazine, where she celebrates these scribbled bullet points to ourselves.”

Neal Conan 

Talk of the Nation, NPR