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 bucket list 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.

The handwritten lists you will find 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.

If you are a glazomaniac (an avid listmaker) buy this book for yourself. If you have an avid listmaker in your life, this book makes the perfect gift.

To-Do List will show you just how much — and what — your lists reveal about you and inspire your lists for years to come.

To-Do List is available in print and on Kindle on Amazon.

““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

“I randomly picked up your book from the library and it has very quickly become one of the best things I’ve ever read. I am a huge list enthusiast, I make lists for everything and I love doing it, whether it be about ingredients for a recipe or the top 5 points I want to make in a discussion with someone in the near future or my bucket list. Reading your book of other people’s lists as well your introduction explaining how you came about making this book is so fascinating! I wanted to tell you how much I’m enjoying it, and that I’ll most definitely be adding this to my list of books to buy!”


Watch this 2-minute book trailer for a sneak peek

Learn about my original research on listmakers in this authors @google talk