AUTOBIOGRAPHY #1 - Superficially Stated:


I was born in the town of Soudan, Minnesota, and lived there until the age of three, when my parents and three brothers moved to a small farming and logging community, called Embarrass.

I now live in Virginia, Minnesota with my daughter, Ellie, and dog, Oliver. I also have two grown children: a son, who lives in St. Paul, as well as another daughter who lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Shortly after Ellie was born, I purchased my home, after having resided for several years in a number of places in the Twin Cities with my children‘s father.

Two years ago, when I decided it was time to re-explore my curiosity and love for the written word, I decided to go back to college to pursue my degree in English.


(Elucidation/Explanation: Tone-wise, this is dry and boring; written in first-person, it is factual and to the point but lacking compelling and interesting details. Essentially, it‘s very superficial. A yawner.)

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY #2 - Frankly Stated:


Hello. My name is Kimberlee Monson. I was born back in the 1960s in the midst of the rolling, pine-covered hills of a little Minnesota mining town, called Soudan. I lived there until the age of three, when my parents and three-plus (i.e., one more on the way) brothers moved to the beautiful, lake-riddled community of Embarrass.

Having resided for several years in Minneapolis, I am now back in the Northland, living in the city of Virginia with my sixteen-year-old daughter, Ellie, and my six-year-old dog, Oliver. The year after Ellie was born, I not only purchased but fell in love with my circa-1900s home, which sits on a large-sized lot surrounded by crystal blue lakes, tall pine and deciduous trees, and hundreds of miles of hiking, biking, skiing, and snowmobile trails.

My daughter, Ellie, is a high school Junior. Aside from being an honor student, she's also a talented violinist and a graceful dancer whose dreams and disposition oftentimes amaze me. I also have two grown children: a son, Dustin, who lives to play the guitar but works as a department head for a company in St. Paul; as well as another amazing daughter, Jamie, who’s finishing her bachelor’s degree in business at UNC Greensboro, North Carolina. Oliver - the uber-adorable, two-hundred-and-fifty-dollar amalgam - is part Cocker Spaniel, Sheltie, and Pomeranian. Even at age seven, he’s still “all boy“; and, aside from chasing squirrels, turning somersaults, and frolicking everywhere he goes (while seeming to say, Hey, look at me! Look at me!) one of his many other impressive talents includes lying on his back while tossing rubber balls and rawhide twists into the air and, then, managing to catch them with his teeth and forepaws.

Two years ago, I returned to college on a full-time basis after quitting my job as a financial manager for a nonprofit agency. Prior to that, I had worked as a payroll and billing accountant for a local S-Corp, but after realizing I no longer cared, nor desired, to work for those whose passions for money exceed their respect for the human beings around them, I decided it was time for me to re-explore my curiosity and love for the written word.


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(Elucidation/Explanation: Written in first-person, tone-wise this version of the autobiography reads more like a personal essay in that it expands on the life experiences and offers a solution, or epiphany, of sorts - essentially, with the addition of a few adjectives, it becomes a little more detailed and interestingly defined. Despite the use of sustained sentences, hopefully, my word usage maintains some sort of coherency.)





AUTOBIOGRAPHY #3 - Raw and in a Nutshell:


My name is Kim Monson. I was born back in the 1960s in the midst of the rolling, pine-covered hills of a little Minnesota mining town, called Soudan. I lived there until the age of three, when my parents and three-plus (i.e., one more on the way) brothers moved to the beautiful, lake-riddled community of Embarrass.

Lately, I wish for a simpler life – one unencumbered by modern, must-have gadgetry and aspirations of heroic greatness. In random order: I love gardening; oil painting; camping; music of any genre; green apples; blue glass; moon and candle light; cheap Chablis and all-night conversation; walking the dog on warm, clear nights; great movies with popcorn and heavy doses of butter; reading and writing; dressage, reining, and horseback riding; bicycling; sprinkle doughnuts; pondering the political; sunshine; naps; turtlenecks; and clean socks … In others, I admire wisdom, courage, and strength; artistry in any given art or craft; confidence; sense of humor and charm; cleanliness; mechanical as well as intellectual skill; and a kind-hearted willingness to reach out, unhesitatingly, to others.

I possess a very strong dislike for injustice, snobbishness, hubris, uncalled-for anger, wastefulness, designed obsolescence, plastic, unchecked greed, and - surprise! - sociopaths and liars.

Oh! - kids, dogs, and old people love me!


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(Elucidation/Explanation: Again, written in first-person point-of-view, tone-wise this version is entirely different than the other two. It’s both, intimately raw and subjective.)


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