What is a Mimoir?

A better question might be—what is a legacy? Or more specifically, What is your legacy? What mark do you want to make? What would like to leave behind? How do you want to be remembered? This is the guiding principle behind Mimoirs, but it is essentially yours to shape how you see fit. 

Mimoirs is not a typo—it's simply a word I made up. Although subsequent web surfing revealed I'm not the first person to make it up. I wanted something unique, germane and easy to remember. Thus, after a few months and a few dozen potentials later I settled on Mimoirs, a portmanteau of "mini" and "memoirs". A mimoir is precisely that: a mini memoir.

Everyone has a story to tell. We're all not George Washington or Napoleon (who've respectively had 1,070,000 and 652,000 biographies written about them), and we may not have stories to fill hundreds of pages. But we've all got something to share. With our friends, our families, and eventually—hopefully—with our descendants.

Mimoirs is hardcover. A limited, special edition. In this era of PDF's, emails and e-books, it's nice to have something tangible. Something real. Something you can hold in your hands. Something that doesn't force you to download an app, sign up for more spam or require the latest shiny device. Some things deserve better than to be lumped in with the latest aggregation of Facebook statuses, Instagram pics and Tweets.

 
Everyone must leave something behind when he dies . . . Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die . . . It doesn’t matter what you do, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away.
— Ray Bradbury